January 16, 2014

Bosporus River, Istanbul

Photograph by Taner Yilmaz, National Geographic Your Shot

Birds skim over the blue waters of the Bosporus, which splits Istanbul into two continents. Two-thirds of the city's population lives in Europe, to the west of the river; the rest lives to the east in Asia.

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