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December’s here, bringing with it the festive merriment of the holiday season. We can’t wait for cozy evenings by the fireside, holiday baking, and all the twinkling lights. For your work break today, grab a warm drink (bonus points if it’s a peppermint mocha!) and take a stroll in the wintery air. While sipping your drink, take a moment to check out this 30-centimeter (cm) Pléiades Neo 4 image collected over the World Cup 2022 celebration parade in Argentina. The image was captured on December 20, 2022 over Buenos Aires at 11:01 AM local time.
The World Cup 2022 Celebration Parade was an unforgettable spectacle that brought the nation to a jubilant standstill. Following their triumph in Qatar at the FIFA World Cup, the Argentine national football team, led by superstar Lionel Messi, returned home to a hero’s welcome. The country was so excited about its first World Cup Trophy since 1986 that the team’s homecoming day was declared a national holiday.
The parade, which took place in the heart of Buenos Aires, saw millions of people arrive to celebrate their champions, swarming roads, highways, and throughfares in a human tide of blue and white. The streets were so full that the Argentine soccer team had to abandon the open-air bus transporting them to the capitol in favor of a helicopter. Due to the immense crowd, it was impossible for the helicopter to land so the team could walk amongst their admirers. In fact, there were so many people in the streets that the parade was stopped early. Some fans continued to party on, while others left disappointed by not being able to pay tribute to the team in person. What a celebration to remember!
Have a great rest of your workday! 😊
(Image Courtesy: Airbus. Processed by Apollo Mapping for improved color accuracy and clarity.)