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Paris snow seen from outer space

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Paris snow seen from outer space

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During a short clear sky window, a satellite managed to photograph Paris under a blanket of snow after last week's exceptional snowfall. The extremely precise pictures were taken from an altitude 800 km by the Sentinel 2 satellite, one of three operated by the European Space Agency's Copernicus programme.

Roissy-Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports were completely painted white with only the runways cleared. 

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Charles de Gaulle airport ESA/ Copernicus

Tourists enjoyed the unusual view of a snowy Champ de Mars park surrounding the Eiffel Tower, and the most adventurous managed to ski the 'slopes' of Montmartre and the Sacré Coeur church. 

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Sacré Coeur Church and Montmartre area ESA/ Copernicus

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Champs de Mars and Eiffel Tower area ESA/ Copernicus