PLANETOBSERVER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PLANETOBSERVER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Panama Canal, Panama, satellite image. North is at top. Clouds are white, vegetation is green, and water is blue. Ships pass south from the Caribbean into the large lakes at centre left. They then pass through the canal proper at lower right (yellow with silt) and emerge into the Pacific in the bottom right corner. The Panama Canal was built from the 1880s to 1914. Image data obtained on 28 May 2002.
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