Prague is the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic, with an estimated 2.7 million people living in its metropolitan area. Founded in the 7th century during the Romanesque period and flourishing throughout the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque eras, the city is a rich cultural hub of central Europe. This Overview shows the Vltava River winding through Prague’s city center.
Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina, with more than 2.8 million residents. Architecture in the city is eclectic; due to immigration, there is a mix of Colonial, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Neo-Gothic and French Bourbon styles. This Overview shows several of Buenos Aires’ 48 barrios, or neighborhoods, including Almagro, Boedo, Caballito and San Cristóbal.
The Kondyor Massif is a circular intrusion of igneous rock in Khabarovsk Krai, Russia. Intrusive rock forms when magma penetrates existing rock, crystallizes, and solidifies underground. Kondyor Massif is about 2,000 feet (600 m) tall and 5 miles (8 km) in diameter. A stream flowing from it carries platinum, gold, and Konderite — a combination of copper, platinum, rhodium, lead, and sulphur.
The French Polynesian islands of Taha’a (top) and Raiatea (bottom) form a keyhole shape in the South Pacific Ocean. The two islands are enclosed by the same coral reef and may once have been a single landmass. Taha’a has a population of roughly 5,200 and Raiatea is home to about 12,500 people.
Today is Juneteenth, a U.S. federal holiday to commemorate the day in 1865 when liberation of the last African-American slaves was announced in the city of Galveston, Texas. The 156-year-old celebration, also known as Jubilee Day, is considered the longest running African-American holiday. Galveston, which is now home to about 50,000 residents, is shown here next to the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Circuit Paul Ricard is a motorsport track at Le Castellet, near Marseille, France. The track is known for its distinctive black and blue runoff areas, called the Blue Zone. Additional deeper runoff areas, known as the Red Zone, use a more abrasive surface designed to maximize tire grip and minimize braking distance.
This Overview shows Shasta Lake in Northern California in late May 2021. Surface elevation of the reservoir — formed by the impounding of the Sacramento River — was at 959 feet (292.3 m) in this image, down from 1,016 feet (309.6 m) in the previous June. This difference of 57 feet (17.4 m) equates to a volume loss of more than 1.1 million acre feet, or 359 billion gallons — enough water to fill an Olympic swimming pool 550,000 times. Currently, about 95% of California is experiencing a severe drought as rising temperatures dwindle snowpack and reservoirs across the state see record-low inflows. Follow us on Instagram @dailyoverview to see a Timelapse of the reservoir's water levels.
San Sebastián, or Donostia, is a coastal city on the Bay of Biscay in northern Spain. It sits at the mouth of the River Urumea and has been built to a large extent on the river's wetlands over the last two centuries. San Sebastián’s 186,000 residents enjoy its three beaches — Concha, Ondarreta, and Zurriola — which are all visible in this Overview.
Ciudad del Carmen is a city on the southwest end of Carmen Island in Campeche, Mexico. Located in the Laguna de Términos on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, it has a population of nearly 170,000. The city was a small fishing neighborhood until the 1970s, when oil discovered in the region caused it to grow and develop substantially.
Sydney Airport in New South Wales, Australia. At the top of this Overview, we see a Boeing 747 (left) and an Airbus A380 (right) parked in front of blast deflector fences, massive structures that protect people and property during engine tests. As the busiest airport in Australia, the facility handles more than 42 million passengers each year.
Check out this Overview of Downtown Chicago, Illinois, along the banks of Lake Michigan. The two neighborhoods shown here — The Loop and Near North Side — contain a majority of the city’s large commercial businesses, retail establishments, restaurants, hotels and famous attractions. Navy Pier, Grant Park, and the Cloud Gate sculpture (“The Bean”) are all visible from this perspective.
Marseille is a port city in southern France, located on the Mediterranean Sea. It has been a hub of immigration and trade since its founding by the Greeks around 600 B.C., and today is France’s largest port for both commerce and cruise ships. Marseille is home to about 1.5 million people and has numerous theaters, art galleries, cinemas, museums and other cultural attractions.
The aquamarine water of Roebuck Bay rolls onto red sand in Broome, Western Australia. A coastal town, Broome is home to roughly 14,000 people, but its population can grow to upwards of 45,000 per month during peak tourist season from June to August.
Auckland, New Zealand has been named the world’s most liveable city in The Economist's Global Livability Index. This year’s list was heavily influenced by the Covid-19 pandemic, which caused European cities to drop while cities in Australia, Japan and New Zealand climbed in the rankings. This Overview shows the entirety of Auckland, situated between numerous harbors and mountain ranges.
Cincinnati is a major city in the U.S. state of Ohio, home to slightly more than 300,000 residents. It is located on the northern side of the confluence of the Licking and Ohio rivers, the latter of which marks the state line with Kentucky. Within this Overview are the stadiums for all three of Cincinnati’s major league sports teams — the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball; the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League; and FC Cincinnati of Major League Soccer.
Molokini is a small, uninhabited islet located between the Hawaiian Islands of Maui and Kahoolawe. It is formed by a crescent-shaped, partially submerged volcanic crater roughly 0.4 miles (0.6 km) in diameter. A lush reef inside the Molokini Crater is home to about 250 species of fish, making it a popular destination for scuba divers and snorkelers.
Fès el-Bali is the oldest walled part of the city of Fez, Morocco. Its network of very narrow streets and alleyways — some of which are only two feet wide — make it accessible only to pedestrians and occasionally bicycles or motorbikes. With a total population of 156,000, the area is believed to be the biggest car-free urban neighborhood in the world.
Pembrokeshire is a county in the south west of Wales. The county is home to Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, the only coastal national park of its kind in the United Kingdom, which includes a 186-mile walking trail, the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. In the north of the county are the Preseli Hills, a wide stretch of high moorland with many prehistoric sites and the probable source of the bluestones that were used in the construction of the inner circle of Stonehenge in England.
Ankara is the capital and second-largest city of Turkey, with upwards of 5 million residents. This Overview shows traditional red-tiled roofs in the city’s Çankaya district, which contains many government buildings, embassies, museums, theaters, and universities. The light blue building in the bottom left houses the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, the nation’s parliament.
Tekesi Bagua City is located in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Founded in 1937, the city is famous for its planned layout in the shape of a Bagua — an arrangement of eight symbols used in Taoist cosmology to represent the fundamental principles of reality. The center of Tekesi Bagua radiates out onto eight streets and is connected by four ring roads from the center to the city's edge.