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STS075-767-73
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Spacecraft nadir point: 20.8° N, 113.5° E

Photo center point: 22.5° N, 113.0° E

Nadir to Photo Center: North

Spacecraft Altitude: 152 nautical miles (282km)
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Image Caption: CIR view of the estuary of the Xi Jiang
(Pearl River), south China's main transport artery in the hinterland
of Hong Kong. Guangzhou (Canton_4.1 million) is the urban mass top
right on the Xi Jiang, capital of Guangdong Province (63 million).
Rectangular, manmade extensions to one of the islands in the Hong Kong
Colony can be seen bottom right as a bright patch on the inner coast.
The Hong Kong-Canton corridor has become one of the major
manufacturing regions in modernizing China, with intensiveurbanization
(fastest city growth in the world is in Shenzhen next to Hong Kong)
Eastern Himalaya mountains under snow (center) and the lowland
Brahmaputra River top left. The eastern Himalayas occupy the remote
region where four nations meet: India's Assam region top left, Tibet
top right, China's western province of Yunnan right , and northern
Burma (Myanmar)(bottom)