Baghdad fires in 2003, satellite image

Baghdad fires in 2003, satellite image

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Caption: Baghdad, Iraq. This image was taken on 27th March 2003, during the attack by USA/UK-led forces. The thick smoke plumes covering much of the city here are thought to be from oil-filled trenches that were set alight to provide a smokescreen against aerial attacks. Baghdad is the capital city of Iraq, and stands on the Tigris river, which is seen meandering through the city. Image taken by the QuickBird satellite.

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Keywords: 2003, attack, attacked, baghdad, battle, black-and-white, capital capitals, cities, city, defence, defensive, earth observation, fire, fires, imagery, monochrome, pall, plumes, satellite image, smoke, smokescreen, urbanisation, urbanization, war

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