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Earth from Space in 2017: DigitalGlobe's Most Impactful Photos

Economic Crises

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Puerto Cabello, previously Venezuela's busiest shipping port, offers evidence of the years-long economic crisis in Venezuela, with a dramatic drop in import traffic. Puerto Cabello is seen here in an image taken by the WorldView-2 satellite on April 28, 2017.

Seeking Refuge

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Following what has been deemed a genocide in Myanmar, over half a million Rohingya Muslims escaped to Bangladesh, including to the Nayapara refugee camp. This image, taken by DigitalGlobe’s

The Great American Total Solar Eclipse

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For the first time since 1918, a total solar eclipse crossed the entire continental U.S. on Aug. 21, 2017, and eclipse watchers turned out in droves, as seen at this encampment in Big Summit Prairie, Oregon.

Political Disputes

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The Catalan Parliament voted to become independent from Spain on Oct. 27, 2017. In response, the Spanish Senate imposed direct rule. Here the Catalan Parliament building in Barcelona is pictured.

The End of an Age

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After 37 years in power in Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe stepped down on Nov. 21, 2017, following a military coup. Mugabe was placed under house arrest at "Blue Roof," his palace in Harare, which is pictured in this satellite view from DigitalGlobe's WorldView-2 satellite.

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