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Cities in Eastern USA, from Washington to NYC to Boston – July 29th, 2010

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July 29th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Mountains

USA - July 3rd, 2010

USA - July 3rd, 2010

While most of the eastern United States of America appears green in this summer image, several cities stand out as greyish or light tan patches. One of the most prominent of these is New York City, located at the western end of Long Island, both the longest and the largest island in the contiguous United States.

Also visible northeast of New York City are Providence, in the state of Rhode Island, and Boston, in Massachusetts. Both are situated along the coastline. Southwest of New York City are Philadelphia, in Pennsylvania, Baltimore, in Maryland, and Washington, D.C.

Other important features of the image include Lake Ontario (upper left quadrant), on the border of the USA and Canada, and the Appalachian Mountains, running up the left side.

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