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International Space Sta...
2006-06-23 0:0:0
Description ISS013-E-34753 (8 June 2006) --- Carthage, Tunisia is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 13 crewmember on the International Space Station. The favorable location of the ancient city of Carthage is clear in this image. Embayments along the coastline provided ready access to the Gulf of Tunis/Mediterranean Sea to the east and southeast. Docks along the coastline (lower right) support the shipping industry. Modern Carthage is a wealthy suburb of the Tunis metropolitan area (the center of which is located to the southwest of the image), as evidenced by dense concentrations of white building rooftops in residential subdivisions to the north and south of the ancient city location. Large tracts of new developments appear to be in progress along the curving, light colored roadways to the southwest of the historical city (lower center). The green shallow waters of an evaporating saline lake are visible at image left ? several such lakes are present in Tunisia and are centers for bird watching-related tourism.
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