National Geographic : 1952 Jul
© National Geographic Society 62 Fifty-five Miles of Chilly Atmosphere and Icy Water Separate Alaska from East Cape,Siberia (Right, Background) Directly above the rock cairn. Little Diomede (U. S .) is silhouetted against Big Diomede (U.S .S .R .) . The islands are 22miles apart. Arare fog-free summer day made possible this picture of North America and Asia at the point of their closest approach. Below Cape Prince ofWales liethe North Star and the village ofWales.