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25 of the Most Interesting Photos of Earth From Space 2014

There are a lot of satellites surrounding our planet, observing and imaging its surface. But some of the sharpest, most capable among them belong to Digital Globe. Now, the company has released 25 of their best shots of 2014 for you to judge.

 

1. Mount Sinabung, Indonesia, Jan. 23, 2014.

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2. Aquaculture, Huayuanli, China, Oct. 18, 2014

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3. Protests in Kiev, Ukraine, Feb. 24, 2014

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4. Rainbow Range, British Columbia, Canada, Sep. 20, 2014

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5. Prirazlomnaya Oil Platform, Russia, June 28, 2014

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6. Henan Coal Mine, China, May 29, 2014

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7. Itaipu Dam, Paraguay, March 12, 2014

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8. Humanitarian crisis in Kobane, Syria, Nov. 6, 2014

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9. Mexico City, Mexico, Aug. 1, 2014

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10. Glastonbury Festival, Pilton, Somerset, England, June 25, 2014

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11. Cocos fire, San Diego County, California, May 15, 2014

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12. World’s largest tire graveyard in Sulaibiya, Kuwait, June 4, 2014

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13. Garden City, Georgia, May 16, 2014

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14. Railyard, Maschen, Germany, Aug. 6, 2014

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15. Different spectral bands showing mining at Cuprite Hill, Nevada, Sep. 19, 2014

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16. Oktoberfest, Munich, Germany, Sep. 24, 2014

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17. Refugee exodus from Sinjar, Iraq, Sep. 15, 2014

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18. Offshore oil drilling in the Caspian Sea, Kazakhstan, September, 2014

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19. Airport, Everett, Washington, July 26, 2014

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20. Maeslantkering Storm Surge Barrier, Rottenberg, Netherlands, Aug. 27, 2014

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21. Alberta, Canada, Oct. 10, 2014

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22. Nordenskjold Basin, Antarctica, March 12, 2014

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23. Diavikk Diamond Mine, Canada, Aug. 21, 2014

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24. Bayan Obo Mining District, China, Aug. 23, 2014

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25. Flooding in Gunja, Croatia, May 21, 2014

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Images DIGITAL GLOBE