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Europe. Satellite image of the Earth seen at 06:00 (6am) GMT (UTC), centred on Europe. Oceans are blue and land is green and brown. City lights (yellow) in dark areas show areas of dense population, particularly in North America (upper left). Africa (lower centre) and the Arctic (top) are sparsely populated and so have fewer lights. Image obtained using data from Landsat 5 and Landsat 7 satellites.
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