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WJLA, June 24, 2011

City lights blaze in the night sky in these crafty photos from space

Photos from the International Space Station and U.S. satellites reveal the mysterious landscape of earth at night.

A fiery Nile pours through Cairo, Egypt

The world's longest river sustains colonies of life that have erected glowing tributes in its honor. This photo, taken from the International Space Station in 2010 from 220 miles up, captures the city lights of Cairo and Alexandria on the southern coast of the Mediterranean. The golden rim in the earth's curvature is what NASA calls "the airglow of the atmosphere."