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The Nile River, Red Sea and Mediterranean Sea are contrasted by the desert nations of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Israel and Jordan as the International Space Station orbits 254 miles above Africa.

This beautiful, natural-colour image from Sentinel-2A on 18 September 2015 features the small nation of Bahrain and parts of eastern Saudi Arabia.

This beautiful true-colour image features the Red Sea coral reefs off the coast of Saudi Arabia.

Earth from Space: Red Sea Gateway - Jeddah

The city of Jeddah's seaport on Saudi Arabia's western coast is pictured in this image from the Kompsat-2 satellite.

Last week NASA Administrator Bolden announced that access to NASA computer networks and facilities would be curtailed for citizens of various countries. Among the countries listed was Saudi Arabia.  It is more than a little unusual to see Saudi Arabia targeted like this given the strong relations between the Saudis and the U.S. in a wide range of scientific and technological fields. It is even more odd that NASA would publicly snub a major U.S. ally in the Middle East in the midst of a presidential trip to the region.

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