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Shanghai, China, satellite photo 1968. The Huangpu River (upper right down to lower left) forms a border between the dense urban city (left) and rural farmland (left). See image C026/3110 for similar satellite viewpoint taken in 2015. The American Corona KH spy satellites captured images using black and white photographic roll film and panoramic cameras. A re-entry capsule containing the exposed film would be released and sent back to Earth for recovery. This image was taken on the 18th November 1968.
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