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ALL OF THE LIGHTS

Can you recognize the world’s most famous cities from space?

NASA
Paris by night.
  • Johnny Simon
By Johnny Simon

Deputy Photo Editor

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After the sun sets, the familiar blue, green and brown landforms we recognize as Earth transform into dramatic glowing networks. The photos below, taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station using conventional digital cameras, show some of the world’s most iconic cities after dark—can you recognize them by their lights alone?

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