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Solar eclipse

<p>The moon passes in front of the sun over a mosque during a partial solar eclipse in Manila, January 26, 2009. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco </p>

The moon passes in front of the sun over a mosque during a partial solar eclipse in Manila, January 26, 2009. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

The moon passes in front of the sun over a mosque during a partial solar eclipse in Manila, January 26, 2009. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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<p>A girl uses a welder's mask, to view a partial solar eclipse, from Kuala Lumpur, January 26, 2009. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad </p>

A girl uses a welder's mask, to view a partial solar eclipse, from Kuala Lumpur, January 26, 2009. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad

A girl uses a welder's mask, to view a partial solar eclipse, from Kuala Lumpur, January 26, 2009. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad

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<p>The moon passes between the sun and the earth during an annular solar eclipse as seen from Bandar Lampung, Indonesia, January 26, 2009. Photograph taken with solar filter on a lens. REUTERS/Beawiharta </p>

The moon passes between the sun and the earth during an annular solar eclipse as seen from Bandar Lampung, Indonesia, January 26, 2009. Photograph taken with solar filter on a lens. REUTERS/Beawiharta

The moon passes between the sun and the earth during an annular solar eclipse as seen from Bandar Lampung, Indonesia, January 26, 2009. Photograph taken with solar filter on a lens. REUTERS/Beawiharta

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<p>A woman watches a partial solar eclipse from the Science Centre observatory in Singapore, January 26, 2009.    REUTERS/Vivek Prakash </p>

A woman watches a partial solar eclipse from the Science Centre observatory in Singapore, January 26, 2009. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

A woman watches a partial solar eclipse from the Science Centre observatory in Singapore, January 26, 2009. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

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<p>A tourist watches as the moon passes between the sun and the earth during a partial solar eclipse in Ayutthaya province, north of Bangkok, January 26, 2009. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang </p>

A tourist watches as the moon passes between the sun and the earth during a partial solar eclipse in Ayutthaya province, north of Bangkok, January 26, 2009. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

A tourist watches as the moon passes between the sun and the earth during a partial solar eclipse in Ayutthaya province, north of Bangkok, January 26, 2009. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

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<p>Indonesian students wait for their turn to view an annular solar eclipse in Bandar Lampung, Indonesia, January 26, 2009. REUTERS/Beawiharta </p>

Indonesian students wait for their turn to view an annular solar eclipse in Bandar Lampung, Indonesia, January 26, 2009. REUTERS/Beawiharta

Indonesian students wait for their turn to view an annular solar eclipse in Bandar Lampung, Indonesia, January 26, 2009. REUTERS/Beawiharta

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<p>The moon passes between the sun and the earth during an annular solar eclipse as seen from Bandar Lampung, Indonesia Lampung province, January 26, 2009. REUTERS/Beawiharta</p>

The moon passes between the sun and the earth during an annular solar eclipse as seen from Bandar Lampung, Indonesia Lampung province, January 26, 2009. REUTERS/Beawiharta

The moon passes between the sun and the earth during an annular solar eclipse as seen from Bandar Lampung, Indonesia Lampung province, January 26, 2009. REUTERS/Beawiharta

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<p>Indonesian children watch an annular solar eclipse in Bandar Lampung, Indonesia Lampung province, January 26, 2009. REUTERS/Beawiharta </p>

Indonesian children watch an annular solar eclipse in Bandar Lampung, Indonesia Lampung province, January 26, 2009. REUTERS/Beawiharta

Indonesian children watch an annular solar eclipse in Bandar Lampung, Indonesia Lampung province, January 26, 2009. REUTERS/Beawiharta

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<p>Light is diffracted on a filter during a partial solar eclipse as seen from Cape Town, January 26, 2009. Picture taken using exposed x-ray film as a filter.    REUTERS/Mike Hutchings </p>

Light is diffracted on a filter during a partial solar eclipse as seen from Cape Town, January 26, 2009. Picture taken using exposed x-ray film as a filter. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Light is diffracted on a filter during a partial solar eclipse as seen from Cape Town, January 26, 2009. Picture taken using exposed x-ray film as a filter. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

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<p>Indonesian Muslim men pray near telescopes after watching the solar eclipse in Indonesia's Banten province, January 26, 2009.   REUTERS/Crack Palinggi </p>

Indonesian Muslim men pray near telescopes after watching the solar eclipse in Indonesia's Banten province, January 26, 2009. REUTERS/Crack Palinggi

Indonesian Muslim men pray near telescopes after watching the solar eclipse in Indonesia's Banten province, January 26, 2009. REUTERS/Crack Palinggi

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<p>The moon passes between the sun and the earth during an annular solar eclipse as seen from Indonesia's  Lampung province, January 26, 2009. Photograph taken with solar filter on a lens.    REUTERS/Beawiharta </p>

The moon passes between the sun and the earth during an annular solar eclipse as seen from Indonesia's Lampung province, January 26, 2009. Photograph taken with solar filter on a lens. REUTERS/Beawiharta

The moon passes between the sun and the earth during an annular solar eclipse as seen from Indonesia's Lampung province, January 26, 2009. Photograph taken with solar filter on a lens. REUTERS/Beawiharta

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