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In Iraq and Syria, Imagery of Nighttime Electricity Use Illuminates the Impacts of War

Oct 3, 2018 | 09:30 GMT
Residents of the besieged Syrian town of Douma ride through the street at night during an electricity shortage on Jan. 19, 2015.

Residents of the besieged Syrian town of Douma ride through the street at night during an electricity shortage on Jan. 19, 2015.

(ABD DOUMANY/AFP/Getty Images)

The declining intensity of night lights from 2012 to 2016 in certain areas of the Levant reveals the degree that the region's conflicts have shifted populations and destroyed infrastructure....

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