I remember my geography lessons. But... This composite image shows what the Earth looks like at night. If you notice, city lights highlight developed areas of the planet. And like always, it's a NASA image.
Ugh... wait a minute. Weren't we told that the earth is round? I'm daft see, but WHY is this picture flat? Like the Earth is one big pancake that would trickle treacle if you over do the treacle?
Never mind. However, would you judge this as one of the best photographs of 2005? (Psst! It is!)