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A view of Earth’s city lights as a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite. The data was acquired over nine days in April 2012 and 13 days in October 2012. It took 312 orbits to get a clear shot of every view of Earth’s land surface and islands. (Photo: Barcroft Media/Landov)

From violent protests in Egypt and smugglers tunnels in Gaza to The Duchess of Cambridge’s pregnancy and the “Black Marble” — Earth photographed at night from space, TIME presents the best images of the week. See more on LightBox.

Glimpses of America, American National Exhibition, Moscow World’s Fair

One of 100 photographs that will be launched into space later this year as part of artist Trevor Paglen’s project, The Last Pictures.

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