In pictures: the world from space

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In Pictures: Views of Earth
In Pictures: Views of Earth

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has hit the headlines this week for his incredible Tweets and photographs shot during his five-month stint on board the International Space Station.

The 53-year-old station commander has posted over 1,500 tweets and images showing some of the most remote and most populated corners of the globe and his account, @Cmdr_Hadfield, has gained hundreds of thousands of followers.

The BBC reported that he even received a tweet from Bowie when he posted his rendition of Bowie's song Space Oddity on youtube.

We've collected some of Hadfield's most extraordinary pictures of Earth in our gallery below.

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