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'My Saddest Photo': Astronaut's Gaza Picture

Thursday 24th July 2014

An astronaut on the International Space Station has posted a picture of how the the rockets and explosions in Gaza look from space.

Gaza space
Picture: Alexander Gerst

Alexander Gerst, a German astronaut, labelled the image 'My saddest photo yet' as he posted the image last night.

Mr Gerst wrote: "From #ISS we can actually see explosions and rockets flying over Gaza and Israel."

Gaza space
Picture: Alexander Gerst

The conflict has been running for 16 days, claiming the lives of 718 Palestinians and 32 Israelis.