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In Photos: South Korea from Above

Evidence of life

south korea from above

(Image credit: NASA Earth Observatory)

The Korean Peninsula offers a stark comparison. South Korea glows with lights in this nighttime image while North Korea has little evidence of electricity.

Environmental accident

south korea from above

(Image credit: ESA)

Off the South Korean coast, crude oil from the Hebei Spirit pollutes the sea, in this Dec. 11, 2007.