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An Expedition 30 crew member aboard the International Space Station took this nighttime photograph of much of the Atlantic coast of the United States. Large metropolitan areas and other easily recognizable sites in Virginia are visible in the image that spans almost to Rhode Island. Hampton Roads is shown at the extreme left, while Long Island and the New York City area are visible in the lower right.