Astronaut tweets image of Vatican from space

Colonel Christopher Hadfield - an astronaut currently orbiting Earth in the International Space Station - has tweeted an image of the Vatican from space.

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Rome, the Vatican, and the surrounding hills. I'm not certain you can make out the new pope from here, though. http://t.co/VXP9bpV6Hs

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