Smoke plumes over Baghdad

Smoke plumes over Baghdad

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Credit: DIGITAL GLOBE, EURIMAGE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Baghdad, Iraq. This image was taken on 1st April 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, capital, capitals, cities, city, defence, defensive, earth observation, fire, fires, imagery, pall, plumes, river, satellite image, smoke, smokescreen, tigris, town, urbanisation, urbanization, war

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