Iraq

Baghdad’s Monuments

During the 1980s Saddam committed money from oil revenues to build many over-the-top monuments around Baghdad. The most famous is the now toppled statue of Saddam (it’s pretty hard to spot from the satellite photo) but most of the other…

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Tuesday, 9th August 2005

Iraqi Shipwrecks

In the waters of Shatt al-Arab in Basrah, Iraq, lie the wrecks of several ships, some just lying there floating on their sides, others half-submerged and seemingly covered in rust (or perhaps it’s actually damage from explosions?) They look like…

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Friday, 5th August 2005

Unintentional People

Another landing strip in Iraq which, like most of them, has been made unusable by placing sandbags at regular intervals along the runways. But who’s that dead body on the runway? Here at GSS we get a lot of submissions…

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Saturday, 9th July 2005

Air Base Weirdness, Iraq

There’s something very odd going on at this air base in Eastern Iraq. Quite apart from the aircraft parked on the runways, there’s some serious image misalignment, and what on earth is going on with the colours? Thanks to Marc…

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Thursday, 30th June 2005

Burning Oil Fields

An incredible image here of burning oil fields in Iraq, just north of Basra. Zoom out to see how far the plumes of smoke have travelled, and zoom in to see how huge the fires are. Thanks to Sean, Jason…

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Thursday, 30th June 2005
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Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.

Quirky Border Towns of North America

Have you ever walked through the front door of a building in one country and walked out the back door…

Sakura-jima (Volcano Week 7)

Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…

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