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For such a small grain, rice feeds an awful lot of people — 3.5 billion of them to be exact.

Take a look at the grandeur of the rice paddies where this crucial grain comes of age.

The following series of photographs are paired with aerial satellite views of their locations.

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    Gorgeous (:
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