Minimize Earth from Space: Glacial shapes and waters

Italy's Lake Garda and the city of Verona south of the Italian Alps are pictured in this image from Japan's ALOS observation satellite.

The city of Verona has been awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO because of its urban structure and architecture - among them the circular Roman amphitheatre, visible when zooming in. The city is also the setting of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

The Advanced Land Observation Satellite captured this image on 21 October 2010 with its AVNIR-2 Advanced Visible and Near Infrared Radiometer.

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Credit: JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), ESA (European Space Agency)

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