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Basra, Iraq. Satellite image of Basra, the capital city of the Basra province and the second largest city in Iraq. It is also the country's main port and an oil hub as the area around Basra contains vast quantities of oil. Basra is built around the Shatt al-Arab waterway (top right). Image taken on 20 September 2001 by Space Imaging's Ikonos satellite.
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