Astronaut Jessica Meir captured from ISS Baghdad, the capital of Iraq.

Credit: Jessica Meir, NASA

Baghdad is the capital of Iraq and the second-largest city in the Arab world. Located along the Tigris River, the city was founded in the 8th century and became the capital of the Abbasid Caliphate. Within a short time of its inception, Baghdad evolved into a significant cultural, commercial, and intellectual center of the Muslim world. In contemporary times, the city has often faced severe infrastructural damage, most recently due to 2003 invasion of Iraq, and the subsequent Iraq War that lasted until December 2011. The war had resulted in a substantial loss of cultural heritage and historical artifacts as well.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: Wikipedia

Reference: Jessica Meir’s Tweet
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