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Diomede Islands


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The Diomede Islands are a pair of rocky islands where Russia borders the United States of America across the Bering Strait. They represent the border between Asia and North America. The continents meet at the middle of the strait, where the two islands are only 3 km (2 mi) apart.

Looking south at Little Diomede (left) and Big Diomede (right)

Big Diomede is 21 hours ahead of Little Diomede because of time zones and the presence of the International Date Line between the islands.

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