Rivers represent one of the most important natural features in any landscape. Historically, rivers have provided access to marine transportation, water for humans and crops, and major defensive advantages. It's the reason why many of the great civilizations of ancient history were built around rivers, and it's the reason why some of the world's greatest cities - London, Paris, Rome, Moscow, Budapest, Prague, Montreal, and Kiev, to name a few - are river cities: none of these is located on a coast. Even most of the world's great cities on coasts, like New York, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, are seaports located where major rivers connect to the sea. To give you the best possible views of the world's most famous waterways, here is a collection of drone videos from the great rivers of Planet earth, from the Amazon to the Yangtze! Aerial photo: Mountain River by AirVuz contributor and drone pilot Zdeno Dvorak.
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