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Astronaut Tweets Breathtaking Pictures of the Middle East from Space

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, currently in space aboard the International Space Station, is sharing pictures of breathtaking views from around the world on Twitter. Here are a few shots he shares of the Middle East from space.

Ankara:

While orbiting over Turkey, he shares this photograph of Ankara, the capital. He tweets:

@Cmdr_Hadfield: Ankara, capital of Turkey, ancient city, home to 5 million of us and source of Angora wool.

Ankara from space. Photograph by @comdr_hadfield

Ankara from space. Photograph by @comdr_hadfield

Tel Aviv:

Over Israel, he shares a picture from Tel Aviv, saying:

@Cmdr_Hadfield: Tel Aviv, with over 400 thousand Tel Avivim on Israel's Mediterranean coast.

Tel Aviv from Space. Photograph shared by @Cmdr_Had field on Twitter

Tel Aviv from Space. Photograph shared by @Cmdr_Hadfield on Twitter

Egypt:

Egypt, gets two photographs. The first if of the Nile and the second is of Egypt's bustling capital Cairo.

The Nile:

@Cmdr_Hadfield: 

The Nile flowing into the delta at Cairo at night, like a living thing.

The Nile from Space. Photograph shared by @Cmdr_Hadfield on Twitter

The Nile from Space. Photograph shared by @Cmdr_Hadfield on Twitter

Cairo:

@Cmdr_Hadfield: Cairo at night. You can see El Gabalaya Park. Are the pyramids lit up?

Cairo from Space. Photograph shared by @Cmdr_Hadfield on Twitter

Cairo from Space. Photograph shared by @Cmdr_Hadfield on Twitter

Egyptian blogger Mostafa Hussein asks:

@moftasa: what's el Gabalaya park though?

It seems that the map they have in space is different from ours.

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