satellite image of Bam citadel showing clear detail of fortress, structures, roads, etc.
satellite image of Bam Citadel after quake; damage is evident in large craters and blurred detail on photo
(a) before (b) after

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Figure 6 Visual comparison of (a) before and (b) after QuickBird satellite imagery reveals widespread devastation within the Bam citadel. Reports indicate that the December 26th 2003 earthquake destroyed the main fortress (see annotation), together with 95% of surrounding buildings. Imagery courtesy of DigitalGlobe, http://www.digitalglobe.com.

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Close up of Satellite image of Bam Citadel before the earthquake Close up of Bam Citadel Fortress area after the earhtquake