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Seven Square Miles (39 photos)

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Spending time looking at the varying and beautiful images of our planet from above in Google Earth, zooming in and out at dizzying rates, I thought it would be interesting to compare all of these vistas at a fixed scale—to see what New York City, Venice, or the Grand Canyon would look like from the same virtual height. So, the following images are snapshots from Google Earth, all rectangles of the same size and scale, approximately three and a half miles (5.6 kilometers) wide by two miles (3.2 kilometers) tall—showing seven square miles (18.1 square kilometers, or 4,480 acres) of the surface of our planet in each view.

(Clockwise, from upper left) Seven-square-mile views of Manhattan; Chaganbulage Administrative Village in Inner Mongolia; Venice, Italy; and farms in Plymouth, Washington (© Copyright Google)
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Images of the Season: Fall Is in the Air, Part 2 (27 photos)

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One last look at my favorite season of the year, with more autumnal images from across the Northern Hemisphere. Harvests, festivals, migrations, winter preparations, and, of course, the colorful leaves. Today’s collection features photographs from Scotland, Switzerland, France, Russia, Canada, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland, Turkey, Austria, the Czech Republic, China, and the United States. Also, be sure to see Part I, from earlier in the season.

A red deer stands in the early-morning mist in Bushy Park in London, England, on October 10, 2018. (Henry Nicholls / Reuters)
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Saudis confirm death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

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Saudi Arabia's state-run news agency quotes prosecutors as saying that missing dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a fight inside the Saudi Consulate in Turkey.

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'A really, really significant sighting': Vancouver Island birdwatchers aflutter over unusual arrival

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Rare Pine Bunting

It's believed the pine bunting has never been seen south of Alaska — until this week.

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Munchies for the masses: Girl Guide sells out of cookies in cannabis store lineup

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Elina Childs

When Edmontonians lined up to buy cannabis from retail stores on Wednesday, Girl Guide Elina Childs saw a business opportunity.

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