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The Strait of Dover, Kent, England, and the Pas de Calais, France, were observed under clear skies as the Challenger's orbit carried the crew toward the North Sea. Several cross-channel ferries plying between Dover, Boulogne, and Calais were producing visible wakes, as were coastal freighters entering the North Sea and the English Channel....

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Greenwich is situated on the south shore of a sharp bend in the River Thames, just southeast of the City of London (United Kingdom) and is part of Greater London. Here is located the world famous Royal Observatory where the Prime Meridian, dividing East and West Longitude, was defined by international agreement in 1884.

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Numerous well-known landmarks appear in this detailed view of London (United Kingdom) taken from the International Space Station. To capture the shot, the astronaut had to look back along the Space Stationís ground track, from a position over northern Germany.....

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Here is yet another view of the riot of color in the waters off the coast of Argentina. This SeaWiFS image collected on December 11, 2001 shows various large phytoplankton blooms in the waters of the south Atlantic Ocean.

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