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The Lights Of London

Billions of people will see London through many different filters and lenses during the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. None of those views will look quite like this one from the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite. This image, taken March 27, 2012, shows London and the southern half of Great Britain. Also clearly visible are Paris and Amsterdam. (Lights in the Irish Sea, the English Channel and the North Sea are likely a blend of fishing vessels and flares from offshore oil and gas platforms.)

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