Amazing photos of countries from space

These satellite images provide the ultimate view of some of the world's most interesting places.

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Despite its nearly Arctic latitude, Iceland is not covered with snow and ice throughout the year. Glaciers and volcanic activity can best be seen in the summer and autumn, when the island nation does not have much snow cover. Iceland's volcanoes are the most active in the world. Over one-third of all the lava spewed out of the earth in the past five centuries has come from this North Atlantic nation. 

Iceland might not deserve its cold-sounding name, but it is far from warm, even in the summertime. The average high temperature in Reykjavik in July is 57 degrees Fahrenheit.


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