Cairo urban spread, satellite image

Cairo urban spread, satellite image

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Caption: Cairo urban spread. Satellite images of Cairo, Egypt in 1972 (left) and 2013 (right), showing how the urban area (grey) has expanded over the years to cover more of the surrounding countryside (green). The river Nile (black, centre) can be seen flowing through the centre of the city centre.

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