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Image of the Week - World Cup in Qatar, 2022

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While the best soccer players in the world show off their footwork skills, the best Earth observation satellite program in the world displays its skill at detecting change over time. Landsat images show the rapidly growing city of Doha in Qatar. It's the country's capital and the location of the 2022 men's World Cup.

It grew from around 500,000 people in the late 1990s to 1.5 million in 2011. The city's 2022 estimated population is nearly 1.9 million. Lusail is the largest stadium hosting the World Cup with a seating capacity of 80,000, it will host the final on December 18th. Credits and sources appear on-screen. USGS. Science for a changing world.




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Music track licensed via SoundStripe: "Like an Angel" by Strength to Last