Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield , currently in space aboard the International Space Station, is sharing pictures of breathtaking views from around the world on Twitter. Here are a few shots he shares of the Middle East from space.
While orbiting over Turkey, he shares this photograph of Ankara, the capital. He tweets:
Over Israel, he shares a picture from Tel Aviv, saying:
Egypt, gets two photographs. The first if of the Nile and the second is of Egypt's bustling capital Cairo.
The Nile flowing into the delta at Cairo at night, like a living thing. pic.twitter.com/Zdzm0RmTWa 
Egyptian blogger Mostafa Hussein asks:
@moftasa:  what's el Gabalaya park though?
It seems that the map they have in space is different from ours.