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Pictures taken by Kuipers aboard the ISS

09 April 2012 / All photos: © ANP, André Kuipers, ESA/NASA /

André Kuipers snapped some amazing pictures from behind the window of the International Space Station. Here's a collection of his best ones.

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Amsterdam and surroundings, on April 5 2012. Taken with a Nikon D3s 180 mm

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Sunny day in Haarlemmermeer, the Netherlands

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Haarlem, Ijmuiden. See the aircraft along the North Sea Canal.

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Muiden, Muiderslot, Naarden Vesting, Naardermeer, Almere, The Netherlands

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Europe by night. Dark down below and sun on the ISS. At this moment the ISS is visible from the ground

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Amsterdam and surroundings, on April 5 2012.

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Moonset as seen from the ISS

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Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales

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Paris at night seen from space

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Sahara sand treks hundreds of kilometres across the Atlantic Ocean.

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Rotterdam, the Maasvlakte and the south of Holland.

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London Town, night of April 5th

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Zandvoort, the Netherlands

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Amsterdam-Oost, the Netherlands

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The boat to Texel, the Netherlands. Taken with a 400mm lens

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ATV docked. Here you can see how the ISS and ATV use their rocket engines in a coordinated dance.