Scattered solar panels make up an array in South Harrison Township, New Jersey, USA. Solar power in New Jersey has grown significantly in the last decade, due in part to a standard which requires 22.5% of the state's electricity to come from renewable resources by 2021. As of 2018, New Jersey has the sixth-largest installed solar capacity of all U.S. states, and the largest capacity in the northeastern part of the country.

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Park La Brea is a sprawling apartment community in the Miracle Mile District of Los Angeles, California. With 4,255 units located in 18 thirteen-story towers and 31 two-story "garden apartment buildings,” it is the largest housing development in the U.S. west of the Mississippi River. Inspired by the innovative housing of Le Corbusier in Paris, the 160-acre (0.65 square km) neighborhood features square-block sized formations of town houses surrounding shared green spaces.

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The Republic of Kiribati is a sovereign state in Micronesia, comprised of 32 atolls and one raised coral island. Altogether, these territories have a land area of 310 square miles (800 square km) and are dispersed over 1.3 million square miles (3.5 million square km) in the central Pacific Ocean. The permanent population of Kiribati is just over 110,000 people, more than half of whom live in the republic's capital, on the Tarawa Atoll.

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A variety of aircraft and parts sit near the Yanks Air Museum in Chino, California. Dedicated to exhibiting, preserving and restoring American aircraft and artifacts, this facility houses one of the largest and most historically significant collections of American aircraft including World War II fighters, dive and torpedo bombers. The collection exceeds 190 aircraft, with some being the last survivors of their type.

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Mokhotlong is a city in the mountainous northeastern part of Lesotho, Africa. It has an average elevation around 8,200 feet (2,500 m) and contains the highest point in southern Africa — Thabana Ntlenyana, an 11,424-foot (3,482 m) peak. Mokhotlong’s economy is primarily driven by livestock rearing and subsistence agriculture, though neither of these fully support its largely impoverished population of about 8,800 people.

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This Overview shows vibrantly colored lichens and mosses in Russia's Sakha Republic, also known as Yakutia. This vegetation provides sustenance for reindeer, which many locals rely on for milk and meat. This particular area is located in the Arctic Circle, roughly 650 miles (1,046 km) northeast of Yakutsk — the Republic's capital city — and has an average January temperature of -41.3 °F (-40.7 °C).

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Happy Fourth of July! The Statue of Liberty in New York City is an American icon of freedom and a welcoming sight to immigrants arriving from abroad. The copper structure depicts a robed female figure — Libertas, the Roman goddess of liberty — who bears a torch and a tablet, upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence: July 4, 1776.

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In this Overview, the San Juan River is shown meandering through southeastern Utah, not far from Goosenecks State Park. It is a major tributary of the Colorado River and provides drainage to the Four Corners region of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona. The San Juan is one of the muddiest rivers in North America, carrying an average of 25 million U.S. tons of silt and sediment each year.

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Several neighborhoods of Guadalajara, Mexico, are currently buried in feet of ice after an unusual summer hailstorm hit the city on Sunday. Upwards of 200 buildings were damaged and 50 vehicles were buried by the ice, which can be seen in this photo blanketing an entire street. Hailstorms are not uncommon during the summer in Guadalajara, but media reports claim no storm of this magnitude has ever been recorded.

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A network of vacant roads criss-crosses through California City, California. Incorporated in 1965, the city was originally designed to rival Los Angeles in size but fell far short of expectations, leaving behind a vast grid of crumbling paved roads. Though it is the third-largest city in California by area, at 203 square miles (527 square km), it is home to only about 14,200 people.

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The Paracas Candelabra (also called the Candelabra of the Andes) is a prehistoric geoglyph found on the northern face of the Paracas Peninsula at Pisco Bay in Peru. The design, which may date back as far as 200 BCE, is cut two feet (0.6 m) into the soil and has stones placed around it. The figure is 595 feet (181 m) tall — large enough to be seen 12 miles (19.3 km) at sea.

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Trakai Island Castle is a 14th century castle in Trakai, Lithuania, located on an island in Lake Galvė. The castle was gradually built and expanded upon until the 17th century, when it was damaged during wartime and not reconstructed, gradually falling into disrepair. A major restoration project began after World War II, helping Trakai Island Castle become the popular Lithuanian tourist attraction it is today. It is the only island castle in Eastern Europe.

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This Juxtapose shows gradual drying up of the Puzhal Lake reservoir in Chennai, India, between February 2014 and August 2017. As one of four rain-fed reservoirs serving the city of nearly 5 million, Puzhal Lake's water levels have been sporadic in recent years due to infrequent rain. This summer, with the delayed arrival of monsoon season, Puzhal Lake is completely empty and water storage in all four lakes combined is less than one-hundredth of what it was in June of last year.

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The Yarkand River flows through Shache County in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. For centuries, settlements have relied on the river to produce a fertile oasis at the southern rim of the Taklamakan Desert. Today, irrigated oasis farmland produces cotton, wheat, corn, walnuts and fruit while supporting herds of yak and sheep that graze in surrounding highlands.

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Thousands of vehicles are parked at the port of Vlissingen-Oost, located on the Westershelde estuary in southwestern Netherlands. This facility covers approximately 5,436 acres (2,200 hectares) and is a hub for "Roll-on/Roll-off" cargo — cars, vans, trucks, trailers and other vehicles. Other services performed at Vlissingen-Oost include oil refining, storage and transfer of fruit, metal, wood, ores and energy generation.

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Pivot irrigation fields cover the landscape north of Copeland, Kansas, USA. Powered by electric motors, lines of sprinklers rotate 360 degrees to evenly irrigate crops.

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Cars wind down the hill of Lombard Street, which runs from east to west in San Francisco, California, USA. With eight hairpin turns dispersed over a one-block section in the Russian Hill neighborhood, Lombard is often referred to as “the most crooked street in the world."

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The Waimakariri River flows for 94 miles (151 km) across the South Island of New Zealand, beginning in the Southern Alps and emptying into the Pacific Ocean. In the mid-19th century, it was briefly named the Courtenay River before reverting back to its traditional Maori name, which means “river of cold rushing water.”

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The Sundarbans is a region that covers 3,900 square miles (10,000 square km) of southern Bangladesh and a small section of Eastern India. This region is densely covered by mangrove forests and contains the largest natural reserve for the Bengal tiger. Over the past two centuries, approximately 2,600 square miles (6,700 square km) of the Sundarbans’ land has been developed.

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