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English: Istanbul, Turkey: The Crossroads of Europe and Asia

This digital camera image was taken by the crew of the International Space Station on April 16, 2004. When this image was taken, strong currents carried turbid coastal waters from the Black Sea through the Strait and into the Sea of Marmara. The rugged uplands to the north of the city are forested and contain vital reservoirs. Note Ataturk airport southwest of the city near the bottom of the image, the picturesque Prince Islands in the Sea of Marmara, and the sinuous waterway and harbour on the western shore known as the Golden Horn.

Astronaut photograph ISS008-E-21752 was taken , with a Kodak DCS760 digital camera equipped with an 200-mm lens, and is provided by the Earth Observations Laboratory, Johnson Space Centre. The International Space Station Program supports the laboratory to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth.
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Date 16 April 2004
Source NASA Earth Observatory
Author Astronaut photograph ISS008-E-21752
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English: Istanbul, the Bosphorus and the Black Sea
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English: This image was selected as a picture of the week on the Czech Wikipedia for 20th week, 2006.
Česky: Tento obrázek byl vybrán jako obrázek týdne na České Wikipedii pro 20. týden roku 2006.
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