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This Pleiades image, acquired on 11 August 2013, shows Moscow, the capital city of Russia.

The city is Russia's largest, and one of the largest in Europe as a whole. Over twelve million people live in Moscow, and Istanbul is the only other city on the continent to exceed that.

Moscow is located on the Moskva River, from which the city gains its name, and this can be seen as a clear white line running through the city in the image.

Another landmark visible in this image are Moscow's Rings. A series of roads ring the city, and news ones have been constructed over the centuries to help traffic. The older roads conform to the ancient walls that once surrounded Moscow but now form part of the city's core.

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Credit: CNES 2015 - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved

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