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World Cup 2014

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 NASA Goddard Photo and Video NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Argentina

The Paraná River Floodplain NASA Goddard Photo and Video 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 NASA Goddard Photo and Video NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Belgium

Liege, Belgium, at night NASA Goddard Photo and Video NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Dinaric Alps NASA Goddard Photo and Video NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Brazil

San Simao Reservoir NASA Goddard Photo and Video NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Cameroon

Cameroon Lac de Mbakaou NASA Goddard Photo and Video NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Chile

Chile The Lluta River in the Atacama Desert NASA Goddard Photo and Video NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Colombia

Colombia The eruption of the Nevado Del Ruiz volcano NASA Goddard Photo and Video NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Costa Rica

Costa Rica Unrest at Turrialba Volcano NASA Goddard Photo and Video NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Croatia

Croatia Storms on the Adriatic Sea NASA Goddard Photo and Video NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) Wildfires (visible as red dots) across west Africa NASA Goddard Photo and Video NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Ecuador

Ecuador The Napo River through forest NASA Goddard Photo and Video NASA Goddard Photo and Video

England

England Extratropical Cyclone over the United Kingdom NASA Goddard Photo and Video NASA Goddard Photo and Video

France

France Huge swirls of phytoplankton in the Bay of Biscay, off France NASA Goddard Photo and Video NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Germany

Germany Aachen, Cologne and Bonn by night NASA Goddard Photo and Video NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Ghana

Ghana The shore of the Songor Lagoon NASA Goddard Photo and Video NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Greece

Greece Greece from the ISS NASA Goddard Photo and Video NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Honduras

Honduras The Mosquito Coast NASA Goddard Photo and Video NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Iran

Iran Dasht-e Kevir (Great Salt Desert, Iran) NASA Goddard Photo and Video NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Italy

Italy Venice lagoon NASA Goddard Photo and Video NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Japan

Japan Tokyo by night NASA Goddard Photo and Video NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Mexico

Mexico Mountain ridges in Monterrey, Mexico NASA Goddard Photo and Video NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Netherlands

Netherlands Den Helder Port, home of the Dutch Royal Navy NASA Goddard Photo and Video NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Nigeria

Nigeria The Bodele Depression, a now-dry former lakebed NASA Goddard Photo and Video NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Portugal

Portugal NASA Goddard Photo and Video NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Russia

The eruption of the Saychev Volcano on Russia's Kuril Islands NASA Goddard Photo and Video NASA Goddard Photo and Video

South Korea

South Korea South Korea, bordering the almost-completely-dark North Korea NASA Goddard Photo and Video NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Spain

Spain Solar Towers NASA Goddard Photo and Video NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Switzerland

Switzerland The Bernese Alps NASA Goddard Photo and Video NASA Goddard Photo and Video

USA

United States of America City lights across the USA NASA Goddard Photo and Video NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Uruguay

Uruguay The Rio de la Plata Estuary NASA Goddard Photo and Video NASA Goddard Photo and Video

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