Part of Nepal including its capital city, Kathmandu, and the Himalayan foothills are pictured in this satellite image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite on 28 December 2015.
Vegetation appears red in this false-colour image, while waterways and buildings appear light green and blue.
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