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  • 1. In this handout image provided by National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, the sun's corona is clearly visible during the solar eclipse, seen near Iwojima Island, Tokyo, Japan.
  • 2. People watch the solar eclipse on the peak of Malu Mountain in Liuzhou, China . A total solar eclipse covered a narrow path across Asia, where it darkened skies for millions of people for more than six minutes in some places.
  • 3. A man reacts while watching the solar eclipse with a pair of protective glasses in Taipei.
  • 4. An aircraft flies past the sun during a solar eclipse above New Delhi, India
  • 5. Hindu devotees observe a solar eclipse through specially-designed viewing glasses as they take holy dips in the Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Sarawati River, in Allahabad, India,
  • 6. A partial solar eclipse is seen as an internally displaced man loads his belongings onto the back of a truck before departing from the UNHCR YarHussain camp in pakistan'sSwabidistrict.
  • 7. Hindu devotees gather along the banks of the River Ganges to watch the total solar eclipse in the northern Indian city of Varanasi
  • 8. A partial solar eclipse is seen near the minaret of a mosque in Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • 9. Children watch a solar eclipse through protective glasses outside a planetarium in Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 10. The roof of the Yellow Crane Tower is silhouetted below a partial solar eclipse in Wuhan, Hubei province, China
  • 11. Taiwanese spectators spell out a message made from tiny pinhole projections of the partial solar eclipse outside the astrological museum in Taipei, Taiwan
  • 12. A partial solar eclipse is seen beyond a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the southern Indian city of Chennai, India.
  • 13. South Korean student Jo Sang-young watches the solar eclipse through a stack of sunglasses at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea.
  • 14. The moon passes between the sun and the earth, nearing a total solar eclipse, as seen in Changsha, Hunan province, China.
  • 15. A man continues his chore - emptying a rubbish bin in front of the world's largest stone Buddha statue - despite the darkness of the total solar eclipse above the city of Leshan, Sichuan province, China.
  • 16. The sun's edge, or limb, peeks out from behind the moon during a total solar eclipse above Varanasi, India.
  • 17. People congregate on the banks of the River Ganges watching a total solar eclipse in Varanasi, India.
  • 18. A red crescent of sun is visible during a total solar eclipse seen above Varanasi, India.
  • 19. Much of the sun's corona becomes visible as the moon passes between the sun and the earth during a total solar eclipse, seen above Varanasi, India,
  • 20. Buildings in the Shanghai Bund, seen on the banks of the Huangpu River just before a total solar eclipse on July 22, 2009. A few minutes later, Shanghai was plunged into darkness in the shadow of the moon.
  • 21. People use their mobile phones to take photos as they join thousands of people along the Ganges river to watch a solar eclipse in the Indian city of Varanasi.
  • 22. People watch the solar eclipse at Dhulia Gach village, 57 km (35 mi) south of the eastern Indian city of Siliguri.
  • 23. A statue of Chairman Mao Zedong is silhouetted against a partial solar eclipse in Wuhan, Hubei province, China.
  • 24. A partial solar eclipse is seen behind the TajMahal in the northern Indian city of Agra.
  • 25. A boy uses a piece of smoked glass to observe a solar eclipse in Tianjin municipality, China.
  • 26. A dinosaur sculpture situated outside a themed restaurant is silhouetted against a partial solar eclipse in Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 27. A family tries to capture a solar eclipse with their mobile phone cameras at the national parliament complex in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • 28. A bird flies past a partial solar eclipse, seen behind one of the domes of the Golden Temple - the Sikhs holiest shrine - in Amritsar, India.
  • 29. A photographer takes pictures of a solar eclipse through exposed X-ray film during sunrise in New DelhiA photographer takes pictures of a solar eclipse through exposed X-ray film during sunrise in New Delhi.
  • 30. A partial solar eclipse is seen through the window panels of the Taoyuan International Airport in Taoyuan, Taiwan.
  • 31. Residents listen to an expert from a science and technology museum give a talk during a partial eclipse in Liuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, China.
  • 32. Girls try out a pair of protective eyewear during a solar eclipse viewing event at the national parliament complex in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • 33. A partial solar eclipse is seen through clouds in Hyderabad, Pakistan.
  • 34. Picturesfrom
    http://www.boston.com/