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20 Breathtaking Images Of The Earth As Seen From Space

From a Medieval palace in Syria to a giant rubber duck floating in Hong Kong, DigitalGlobe features its best satellite imagery of the year

Digital Globe, a provider of commercial satellite pictures, gathers 1 billion square kilometers of Earth imagery every year. That’s nearly enough to cover the globe twice — and some of it is downright beautiful. Several years ago, employees at the Colorado-based organization decided to pick their favorite to share Earth’s beauty with the public. This year, they’ve collected 20 awe-inspiring scenes, and they want you to pick your favorite of the bunch.

Their picks can be seen above, and you can vote for your favorite on DigitalGlobe’s Facebook page.

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