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IN PICTURES: France as seen from space through the unique lens of an astronaut

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IN PICTURES: France as seen from space through the unique lens of an astronaut
Do you know which famous site in France this is? Photo: Thomas Pesquet
12:24 CEST+02:00
French astronaut Thomas Pesquet is returning to earth and we are going to miss his unique look at France from high above the earth. Here's a selection of his most spectacular images.
French astronaut Thomas Pesquet left Earth in mid-November 2016 on a 196-day mission on the International Space Station. On Friday he's coming back down to earth.
Thankfully for us earthlings, the astronaut proved to be a keen social media user during his trip.
His photos of France from above the earth gave the French a new look at their country.
Here are some spectacular images he captured of France while he was up among the stars. 

The photo below shows the town of Lorient in Brittany, western France.

And here's the famous Dune de Pilat, Europe's biggest sand dune in Arcachon Bay.






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