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Irkutsk, Siberia, satellite image. North is at top. Vegetation is green, bare ground is magenta and brown, water is blue and urbanised areas are grey. Irkutsk is situated on the Angara river, below its outflow from Lake Baikal (bottom right). It is one of the largest cities in Siberia and a fortified military post.
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