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Bosphorus Strait, satellite radar image. North is at top. Land is green, light blue and grey. Water is dark blue and pueple. The Bosphorus Strait is the 30-kilometre-long narrow channel at upper left, connecting the Sea of Marmara (bottom) with the Black Sea (top). Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, is the grey area straddling the southern end of the Bosphorus. This composite of three images was obtained in 2004 using the SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) instrument on the European Space Agency's (ESA) Envisat (Environmental Satellite).
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