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2003-Sep-13, 04:29 AM
SUMMARY: The European Space Agency's Envisat environmental satellite captured this image of a burning oil pipeline in northern Iraq. The immense black cloud stretched over thousands of square kilometres in the valley between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. The pipeline transfers oil from Kirkuk to Baija, and another photo from Envisat shows how the area looked before the fire.

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2003-Sep-13, 05:47 AM
Why did they capture this picture? I mean we know there are oil fires etc. Where they doing it on someone's behalf doing a study of environmental effects etc? Is someone planning on using this information for a clean up or was it just a happy snap?