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China, satellite image. North is at top. Natural colour satellite image showing China with the surrounding regions removed. The People's Republic of China exercises jurisdiction over 22 provinces, five autonomous regions, four directly controlled municipalities (Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, and Chongqing), and two mostly self-governing special administrative regions (Hong Kong and Macau). Image compiled from data acquired by LANDSAT satellites, in 2012.
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