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Tokyo, Japan.

For the past few weeks, Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi, traveling in orbit 200 miles above the Earth at around 17,000 mph, has been on board the International Space Station tweeting images of his view from space.

The images, which were taken with digital cameras on board the International Space Station, have been posted to Twitter via Twitpic, a Web site that allows users to easily post pictures.

Surfing the Web from space on the ultimate wireless connection, the crew recently received access to the Internet from orbit via what is known as the Crew Support LAN, which routes ISS Web browsing through a computer on the ground, according to Kelly Humphries, the International Space Station and Mission Operations public affairs officer at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Originally from Yokohama, Japan, Noguchi is in orbit as part of Expedition 22, a five-member team currently responsible for running the International Space Station.

Take a look at some of the amazing images of Earth as see through the International Space Station's windows.

"Brilliant city lights over Tokyo, Japan," Posted January 28, 2010.

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Amazon, Brazil

"Amazon, Brazil," posted on February 6.
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Golden Gate Bridge

"Golden Gate Bridge, San Fransisco, CA. Beautiful shadow :-)" posted January 30.
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Full moon, seen from space!

"Full Moon, seen from space!" posted February 1.
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Malvides Island

"Malvides Island, Indian Ocean. Breathtakingly beautiful!" posted February 3, 2010.
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Mount Fuji

"Mount Fuji, Japan. 3,776m. The highest mountain in Japan." posted January 31.
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Hawaii

"Hawaii island in the early morning sunlight. Home of Ellison Onizuka, one of the fallen heroes of Space Shuttle Challenger, 1986." posted on January 31.
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Mt Kilimanjaro

"Mt. Kilimanjaro", the 5,895-meter (19,341-ft) inactive volcano in northeastern Tanzania, posted February 1.
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Quebec City

"Quebec City, Canada. Is it time for Carnaval?" posted February 3.
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KSC, Florida

"KSC, Florida. Space Shuttle Endeavour STS-130 is ready to launch on Sunday!!!" posted on February 4.
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Rome

"Rome, Italy. Enjoy Roman Holiday!" posted February 4.
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Moscow

"Moscow, Russia. Star City is far back on the right upper corner. #spacetweet" posted February 5.
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Ho Chi Minh City

"Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Oh, I miss pho noodle! #ISS" posted February 5.
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Aruba

"Aruba_Antiles, near Venezuela. Beautiful!" posted February 6.
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London

"London, England - first time that I saw the whole city without any cloud." posted February 7.
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Pico De Orizaba

"Pico De Orizaba, the highest mountain in Mexico," is the third highest peak in North America at 5,636 meters (18,490 feet). Posted February 7.
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New Orleans

On February 8, a day after the New Orleans Saints 31-17 victory over the Indianapolis Colts in Superbowl XLIV, Soichi Noguchi posted this image "New Orleans, LA. Congrats, New Orleans Saints!!!"
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Bahrain

"Bahrain. Feel like fishing?" posted February 9.
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Bucharest, Romania

"Bucharest, Romania" posted February 9.
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Sydney

"Sydney, Australia. Should be Mid-Summer down-under." posted February 9.

You can continue to see new images tweeted from space by Soichi Noguchi at on his Twitter page.
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