These amazing photos of the two holy cities were captured by Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov from the International Space Station.
Makkah Al Mukarramah
Madinah Al Munawwarah
He posted the photos on his Twitter account and the post has received thousands of retweets:
Amazing night view of #Mecca and #Medina from the #ISS pic.twitter.com/gw4rxu73fq
— Anton Shkaplerov (@AntonAstrey) January 26, 2015
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