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IN PHOTOS: The EARTH from above and beyond

Last updated on: March 22, 2013 08:15 IST
The moon is pictured above Earth

Rediff.com presents some spectacular photographs shot by Col. Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency, who is photographing the Earth from the International Space Station.

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IN PHOTOS: The EARTH from above and beyond

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The Nile and the Sinai Peninsula.

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IN PHOTOS: The EARTH from above and beyond

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The islands of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates

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IN PHOTOS: The EARTH from above and beyond

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Latakia (R) and Tartus, two coastal towns in Syria

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IN PHOTOS: The EARTH from above and beyond

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Baghdad, capital and largest city of Iraq

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IN PHOTOS: The EARTH from above and beyond

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The iconic Manicouagan meteor crater in Quebe. The crater is one of the oldest known impact craters on Earth, still visible from space

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IN PHOTOS: The EARTH from above and beyond

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A fault line in South Africa visible from orbit

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IN PHOTOS: The EARTH from above and beyond

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Lake Baikal in Siberia, Russia

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IN PHOTOS: The EARTH from above and beyond

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Italy's Mount Etna streaming ash after it erupted

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IN PHOTOS: The EARTH from above and beyond

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Bushfires in Australia

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IN PHOTOS: The EARTH from above and beyond

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Hamilton, at the tip of Lake Ontario, Canada. The steel town with the Niagara Escarpment just visible from space. 

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IN PHOTOS: The EARTH from above and beyond

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The Canadarm2 will be used to capture Space X's Dragon.

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IN PHOTOS: The EARTH from above and beyond

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Taking advantage of a weightless environment onboard the Earth-orbiting International Space Station, Expedition 34 Flight Engineer Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency juggles some tomatoes.

IN PHOTOS: The EARTH from above and beyond

Last updated on: March 22, 2013 08:15 IST

Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield, Expedition 34 flight engineer, watches a water bubble float freely between him and the camera, showing his image refracted, in the Unity node of the International Space Station.

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