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Cairo, shown as the large gray expanse in these images, increased in population from 1.5 million to 6 million between 1947 and 1986. Its 2021 population was estimated to be almost 20 million. Urban expansion is also noticeable in the other parts of the delta, as indicated by the increased size of the smaller urban areas surrounding Cairo.

So, where are the Great Pyramids? They are visible, but Landsat's 30-meter resolution is not designed to show that much detail.

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Aug. 31, 1972, Landsat 1 (path/row 190/39) — Cairo, Egypt
July 18 and 27, 1987, Landsat 5 (path/row 176,177/39) — Cairo, Egypt
July 23 and 30, 2003, Landsat 5 (path/row 176,177/39) — Cairo, Egypt
Aug. 3 and 10, 2013, Landsat 8 (path/row 176,177/39) — Cairo, Egypt
July 26 and Aug. 4, 2019, Landsat 8 (path/row 176,177/39) — Cairo, Egypt
Aug. 16 and 25, 2021, Landsat 8 (path/row 176,177/39) — Cairo, Egypt

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