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PHOTOS: US astronaut uploads news snaps of Jerusalem from space
Impressive photos taken from the International Space Station show scenic views of Israel from space both during day and night, together with Jerusalem and a number of other cities across the globe.
The US astronaut Randolph Bresnik published a number of snaps of Israel taken from the International Space Station at the end of last week, capturing the scenic views both at night and day.

 

 

Bresnik, who publishes his photos on Twitter, also uploaded a few weeks ago night-time shots of Jerusalem from space.

 

Israel from space (Photo: Randolph Bresnik, NASA)
Israel from space (Photo: Randolph Bresnik, NASA)

 

Night time shot (Photo: Randolph Bresnik, NASA)
Night time shot (Photo: Randolph Bresnik, NASA)

“The golden city of Jerusalem, Israel at night. A city of such importance to so many,” he wrote on his Twitter account above his images.


Jerusalem of gold (Photo: Randolph Bresnik, NASA)
Jerusalem of gold (Photo: Randolph Bresnik, NASA)

 

Accompanying the picture of Jerusalem taken at night, he also added photos of the Kotel, along with the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Dome of the Rock to symbolize the city's importance to the country's three main monotheistic faiths.


 (Photo: Randolph Bresnik, NASA)
The 50-year-old astronaut, who served as a fighter pilot in the US air force before joining the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in 2004, also treated his followers to snaps of the view from above Copenhagen, New Zealand, San Francisco and Paris.


Copenhagen (Photo: Randolph Bresnik, NASA)
Copenhagen (Photo: Randolph Bresnik, NASA)

San Francisco (Photo: Randolph Bresnik, NASA)
San Francisco (Photo: Randolph Bresnik, NASA)

New Zealand (Photo: Randolph Bresnik, NASA)
New Zealand (Photo: Randolph Bresnik, NASA)

Paris (Photo: Randolph Bresnik, NASA)
Paris (Photo: Randolph Bresnik, NASA)

 

Last year, NASA released new photos taken by astronauts at the International Space Station of the earth at night—among them one featuring Israel, Egypt and other countries in the region.

 

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