Orbital View: 3 Pyramids and a Golf Course

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Via the International Space Station's Expedition 32: With nothing more than off-the-shelf digital camera equipment, astronauts snapped this photo of Egypt's pyramids in July. Although the pyramids at Giza themselves are surrounded by desert, the sprawl of modern Cairo juts up against the sand, creating some stark contrast.

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Brian Fung is the technology writer at National Journal. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and has written for Foreign Policy and The Washington Post.

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