A fish farming operation is seen here in the Saronic Gulf, just offshore Greece’s Attica Peninsula. Fish farming — or pisciculture — involves raising fish in tanks or enclosures, usually for food. In 2015, Greece had at least 300 of these farms and raised more than 242 million pounds (109 million kg) of fish and mussels.

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Mumbai (officially known as Bombay until 1995) is the most populous city in India with an estimated city proper population of 12.4 million. Its larger metropolitan area has at least 20 million residents, making it one of the most populous in the world. Mumbai has the highest number of millionaires and billionaires among all cities in India.

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Dozens of 737 MAX jetliners cover a parking lot at Boeing's factory in Seattle, Washington. This model has been grounded since March following two fatal crashes in less than six months. July was Boeing's fifth consecutive month without a new order for the 737 MAX and its least productive month for plane deliveries since November 2008.

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The Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum in Oświęcim, Poland, is a series of remembrance sites that include the former German Nazi concentration camps Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau. It is devoted to the memory of the victims who died at both camps during World War II. This Overview shows Birkenau, which housed as many as 200,000 prisoners at once and was responsible for 90% of the deaths in the Auschwitz complex — approximately a million people. In 2017, the museum had 2.1 million visitors from across the world.

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Standing at 2,717 feet (828 m), the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is the tallest building in the world (and casts quite a long shadow!). The design of the 163-floor structure is an abstraction of the Hymenocallis, a type of desert flower that has long petals extending from its center. The building has been well received since it opened in 2010; however, its construction was controversial as it was built primarily by workers from South Asia and East Asia who earned low wages and were housed in abysmal conditions.

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Hong Kong International Airport is located on Chek Lap Kok, an island in Hong Kong’s western waters. Today, for the second day in a row, airport check-ins were suspended and dozens of outgoing flights were cancelled amid clashes between riot police and protesters. Protests in Hong Kong have been ongoing since June, when a proposed bill threatened to have people extradited into mainland China’s justice system. The airport is the world’s 8th busiest by passenger traffic, handling 74.7 million travelers in 2018.

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Frozen tributaries branch off the Scoresby Sund, a large fjord system on the east coast of Greenland. Its tree-like structure covers an area of approximately 14,700 square miles (38,000 square km), making it one of the largest and longest fjord systems in the world. At the mouth of the Scoresby Sund — roughly 125 miles southeast of this Overview — stands Ittoqqortoormiit, the only permanent settlement in the region with a population of about 450.

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Clouds cover the Atlantic Ocean in the waters offshore The Bahamas. Altogether, the Bahamian archipelago consists of more than 700 islands, cays and islets and encompasses 180,000 square miles (470,000 square km) of ocean space. Much of the water surrounding The Bahamas is comparatively shallow and thus takes on a light aqua color as sunlight reflects off the sand and reefs near the surface.

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Evaporation ponds in the Great Salt Lake, Utah, are shown in this Overview. The Great Salt Lake contributes an estimated $1.3 billion annually to Utah’s economy, including $1.1 billion from industry, which is mostly due to mineral extraction. Minerals extracted from the lake include sodium chloride, potassium sulfate, and magnesium-chloride.

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Sossusvlei is a salt and clay pan located on the edge of the Namib Desert in Namibia. The reddish sand dunes seen in the top half of this Overview are among the tallest in the world, with many rising more than 656 feet (200 meters).

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This Overview captures agricultural development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. A report presented today by the United Nations warns that climate change is hindering agricultural development like this, and thus putting pressure on our world's food supply. According to the report, a half-billion people are living in places that are turning to desert, and farmable soil is being lost as much as 100 times faster than it is forming in some locations.

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Tulum is a town on the Caribbean coast of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, known for its beaches and well-preserved ancient Mayan ruins. It was one of the last cities built and inhabited by the Maya and was at its height between the 13th and 15th centuries, before diseases brought by Spanish settlers caused it to become abandoned. Today, daily tour buses bring a constant stream of visitors to Tulum, making it the third most visited archaeological site in Mexico, behind Teotihuacan and Chichen Itza.

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Glacial ice and volcanic sediment form contrasting patterns along the southwestern rim of Vatnajökull Glacier in Iceland. Vatnajökull is the largest and most voluminous ice cap in Iceland, covering an area of 3,100 square miles (7,900 square km) — roughly 8% of the country's total landmass. Underneath it are several volcanoes, many of which continue to erupt and can burst weakened ice, leading to glacial lake outburst floods and landslides.

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The Hollywood Bowl is an amphitheater in the Hollywood Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. The “bowl” refers to the shape of the concave hillside that the theater is carved into. It was named one of the 10 best live music venues in America by Rolling Stone Magazine in 2018 and has hosted countless music legends, including Nat “King” Cole, The Beatles, Elton John, Cher, and Prince.

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Mont Saint-Michel is a commune located roughly 1,100 yards (1 km) off the coast of Normandy, France. Over the past 600 years, the island has functioned as a prominent monastery (accessible to pilgrims only during low tide), a French fortification that withstood England attacks during the Hundred Years’ War, and a prison. Today, Saint-Michel is one of the most popular attractions in France and has a population of about 40 residents.

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In this Overview, the Rio Negro winds through the State of Amazonas in northwestern Brazil. Traveling 1,400 miles (2,250 km) from southern Colombia to Manaus, Brazil, it is the largest left tributary of the Amazon River, the largest blackwater river in the world and one of the world's 10 largest rivers by average discharge. The Rio Negro has a very high species richness; it is home to at least 800 fish species, including about 100 endemics and several undescribed species.

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Six softball fields take shape at the Pacific Avenue Athletic Complex in Yuma, Arizona — which was still under construction when this Overview was captured last summer. Now open to the public, this 50-acre (20-hectare) facility boasts lighted softball fields, a walk and bike trail, fishing pond, playground, concessions, paved parking for at least 900 vehicles, and more. The Yuma metropolitan area is home to roughly 203,000 people.

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Foakaidhoo is one of 16 inhabited islands in the Shaviyani Atoll of the Maldives. Covering an area of about 0.25 square miles (0.66 square km) in the Arabian Sea, it is home to roughly 1,320 people. The island has several privately-owned shops, a health center, a school for children in preschool through grade 10, and other basic community centers.

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This Overview captures the 2017 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England. The annual, five-day music event was attended by more than 135,000 people. Concert-goers are provided a campsite at the venue but must bring their own tents — which vividly dot the landscape in this Overview. The population of Pilton on the other 360 days of the year is 998.

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Parc del Fòrum is a large, open-air music and event venue in Barcelona, Spain. In this Overview, the venue is set up for Primavera Sound, an annual music festival that takes place between the end of May and beginning of June. Since 2001, the Primavera Sound has presented a lineup of independent artists across all styles and genres, with a particular focus on pop, rock and electronic/dance music.

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