NASA astronaut Barry Wilmore, who is currently orbiting Earth aboard the International Space Station, took some beautiful photos of the Middle East on what was a sunny, crisp Chistmas morning in the Holy Land.
The larger Levant, stretching from the Sinai Desert in the top left to the Iraq-Jordan-Syria junction in the bottom right. Haifa Bay at center. NASA/Barry Wilmore
Syria's Euphrates river, bottom right. Israel is on the far left. NASA/Barry Wilmore
The Dead Sea. NASA/Barry Wilmore
The Sea of Galilee. NASA/Barry Wilmore
The Jordan River, running from the Galilee into the Dead Sea, center. JordanNASA/Barry Wilmore