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Published on December 7th, 2013

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The most spectacular 20 satellite images taken in 2013 (Gallery)

DigitalGlobe company has compiled the most interesting 20 images captured in May 2013 by the company’s satellites.

DigitalGlobe company representatives asks fans to vote for the best images on their Facebook page.

Top rated 5 images are in the final and the winning picture will be announced in January 2014. Currently, the image with the most votes is the one depicting medieval fortress in Aleppo, Syria.

Here are the most successful 20 satellite images, according to DigitalGlobe:

Cambambe dam on the river Cuanza in Angola (April 28, 2013)

False color image with natural fires in the state of Tasmania in Australia. Healthy vegetation is colored red (January 6, 2013)

Aleppo Citadel, a medieval fortified palace in Syria. If you rotate the image 180 degrees, the “hole” becomes a “hill” being an interesting optical illusion (26 May 2013)

Colorado River (22 April 2013)

Versailles, France, August 20, 2013

Great Barrier Reef, Australia, April 22, 2013

A huge “green wave” caught near Sur, Oman, on February 13, 2013

Galešnjak, also called the “Island of Love” Croatia, February 16, 2013

A giant rubber duck, Hong Kong, China, May 9, 2013

Manama Volcano, Madang Province, Papua New Guinea, March 22, 2013

Mount Vesuvius, Naples, Italy, February 19, 2013

Namib Desert, Sossusvlei area, Namibia, May 13, 2013

Arlit uranium mine, Niger, February 13, 2013

A new island created by the earthquake near the coast of Gwadar, Pakistan, September 29, 2013

Artificial island spanning over 4 million square feet, Doha, Qatar, March 4, 2013

Sochi, Russia, March 17, 2013

Schooner Cays, Bahamas, May 26, 2013

Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Valencia, Spain, July 19, 2013

“Wish”, a work of art in Belfast, Northern Ireland, November 3, 2013

Shiyuan Park, Xian, China, September 24, 2013

Source: Business Insider, DigitalGlobe

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