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32 eye-opening satellite photos from every country in the World Cup

All the competitors from Algeria to Uruguay, photographed from space.

NASA HAS RELEASED a set of satellite photos taken from the International Space Station – one for each country competing in the World Cup.

Take a trip round the world, in football terms:

Algeria

Dunes near the town of Gadamis

Source: NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Argentina

The Paraná River Floodplain

Source: NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Australia

Australia

The ISS passes over Australia at night - with crew visible inside the station's cupola to the right of the picture

Source: NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Belgium

Liege, Belgium, at night

Source: NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Dinaric Alps

Source: NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Brazil

San Simao Reservoir

Source: NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Cameroon

Cameroon

Lac de Mbakaou

Source: NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Chile

Chile

The Lluta River in the Atacama Desert

Source: NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Colombia

Colombia

The eruption of the Nevado Del Ruiz volcano

Source: NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Unrest at Turrialba Volcano

Source: NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Croatia

Croatia

Storms on the Adriatic Sea

Source: NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

Wildfires (visible as red dots) across west Africa

Source: NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Ecuador

Ecuador

The Napo River through forest

Source: NASA Goddard Photo and Video

England

England

Extratropical Cyclone over the United Kingdom

Source: NASA Goddard Photo and Video

France

France

Huge swirls of phytoplankton in the Bay of Biscay, off France

Source: NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Germany

Germany

Aachen, Cologne and Bonn by night

Source: NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Ghana

Ghana

The shore of the Songor Lagoon

Source: NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Greece

Greece

Greece from the ISS

Source: NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Honduras

Honduras

The Mosquito Coast

Source: NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Iran

Iran

Dasht-e Kevir (Great Salt Desert, Iran)

Source: NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Italy

Italy

Venice lagoon

Source: NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Japan

Japan

Tokyo by night

Source: NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Mexico

Mexico

Mountain ridges in Monterrey, Mexico

Source: NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Netherlands

Netherlands

Den Helder Port, home of the Dutch Royal Navy

Source: NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Nigeria

Nigeria

The Bodele Depression, a now-dry former lakebed

Source: NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Portugal

Portugal

Source: NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Russia

The eruption of the Saychev Volcano on Russia's Kuril Islands

Source: NASA Goddard Photo and Video

South Korea

South Korea

South Korea, bordering the almost-completely-dark North Korea

Source: NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Spain

Spain

Solar Towers

Source: NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Switzerland

Switzerland

The Bernese Alps

Source: NASA Goddard Photo and Video

USA

United States of America

City lights across the USA

Source: NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Uruguay

Uruguay

The Rio de la Plata Estuary

Source: NASA Goddard Photo and Video

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