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    Perseid Meteor Shower Thrills Stargazers Around the World


    Stargazers come out to watch the Perseid meteor shower early on Monday morning north of Castaic Lake, California August 12, 2013. (Photo by Gene Blevins/Reuters)


    Stargazers come out to watch the Perseid meteor shower early on Monday morning north of Castaic Lake, California August 12, 2013. (Photo by Gene Blevins/Reuters)




    A general view of Stonehenge during the annual Perseid meteor shower in the night sky in Salisbury Plain, southern England August 13, 2013. The Perseid meteor shower is sparked every August when the Earth passes through a stream of space debris left by comet Swift-Tuttle. Picture taken using a long exposure. (Photo by Kieran Doherty/Reuters)


    A general view of Stonehenge during the annual Perseid meteor shower in the night sky in Salisbury Plain, southern England August 13, 2013. The Perseid meteor shower is sparked every August when the Earth passes through a stream of space debris left by comet Swift-Tuttle. Picture taken using a long exposure. (Photo by Kieran Doherty/Reuters)




    A long exposure image showing a Perseids meteor (L) streaking across the night sky over St. Ioan medieval church near the village of Potsurnentsi, late on August 12, 2013. The Perseid meteor shower occurs every year in August when the Earth passes through the debris and dust of the Swift-Tuttle comet. (Photo by Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP Photo)


    A long exposure image showing a Perseids meteor (L) streaking across the night sky over St. Ioan medieval church near the village of Potsurnentsi, late on August 12, 2013. The Perseid meteor shower occurs every year in August when the Earth passes through the debris and dust of the Swift-Tuttle comet. (Photo by Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP Photo)




    (L-R) Los Angeles photographers Shawn Kaye, Scott Meadows and Steve Gentry set their cameras pointed to the stars during the Perseid meteor shower early on Monday morning north of Castaic Lake, California August 12, 2013. (Photo by Gene Blevins/Reuters)


    (L-R) Los Angeles photographers Shawn Kaye, Scott Meadows and Steve Gentry set their cameras pointed to the stars during the Perseid meteor shower early on Monday morning north of Castaic Lake, California August 12, 2013. (Photo by Gene Blevins/Reuters)




    A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky during the annual Perseid meteor shower behind a roadside silhouette of a Spanish fighting bull, conceived decades ago in Spain as highway billboards, in Villarejo de Salvanes, central Spain in the early hours of Monday August 12, 2013. (Photo by Paul White/AP Photo)


    A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky during the annual Perseid meteor shower behind a roadside silhouette of a Spanish fighting bull, conceived decades ago in Spain as highway billboards, in Villarejo de Salvanes, central Spain in the early hours of Monday August 12, 2013. (Photo by Paul White/AP Photo)




    A multiple exposure picture taken in the early hours of August 11, 2013 shows a Perseids meteor shower in the sky, near the municipality of La Hiruela, on the mountains of the Sierra Norte de Madrid. (Photo by Dani Pozo/AFP Photo)


    A multiple exposure picture taken in the early hours of August 11, 2013 shows a Perseids meteor shower in the sky, near the municipality of La Hiruela, on the mountains of the Sierra Norte de Madrid. (Photo by Dani Pozo/AFP Photo)




    A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky on August 11, 2013 in Cathedral Gorge State Park, Nevada. The annual display, known as the Perseid shower because the meteors appear to radiate from the constellation Perseus in the northeastern sky, is a result of Earth's orbit passing through debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


    A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky on August 11, 2013 in Cathedral Gorge State Park, Nevada. The annual display, known as the Perseid shower because the meteors appear to radiate from the constellation Perseus in the northeastern sky, is a result of Earth's orbit passing through debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)




    In this long exposure photo, a streak appears in the sky during the annual Perseid meteor shower above a roadside silhouette of a Spanish fighting bull, conceived decades ago in Spain as highway billboards, in Villarejo de Salvanes, central Spain in the early hours of Monday August 12, 2013. (Photo by Paul White/AP Photo)


    In this long exposure photo, a streak appears in the sky during the annual Perseid meteor shower above a roadside silhouette of a Spanish fighting bull, conceived decades ago in Spain as highway billboards, in Villarejo de Salvanes, central Spain in the early hours of Monday August 12, 2013. (Photo by Paul White/AP Photo)




    A shooting star of the Perseids meteor shower burns up in the atmosphere in this photo taken near Salgotarjan, some 100km northeast of Budapest, Hungary, late 11 August 2013. The Perseid meteor shower occurs every year in August when the Earth passes through debris and dust of the Swift-Tuttle comet. (Photo by Peter Komka/EPA)


    A shooting star of the Perseids meteor shower burns up in the atmosphere in this photo taken near Salgotarjan, some 100km northeast of Budapest, Hungary, late 11 August 2013. The Perseid meteor shower occurs every year in August when the Earth passes through debris and dust of the Swift-Tuttle comet. (Photo by Peter Komka/EPA)


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Perseid Meteor Shower Thrills Stargazers Around the World


Stargazers come out to watch the Perseid meteor shower early on Monday morning north of Castaic Lake, California August 12, 2013. (Photo by Gene Blevins/Reuters)


Stargazers come out to watch the Perseid meteor shower early on Monday morning north of Castaic Lake, California August 12, 2013. (Photo by Gene Blevins/Reuters)




A general view of Stonehenge during the annual Perseid meteor shower in the night sky in Salisbury Plain, southern England August 13, 2013. The Perseid meteor shower is sparked every August when the Earth passes through a stream of space debris left by comet Swift-Tuttle. Picture taken using a long exposure. (Photo by Kieran Doherty/Reuters)


A general view of Stonehenge during the annual Perseid meteor shower in the night sky in Salisbury Plain, southern England August 13, 2013. The Perseid meteor shower is sparked every August when the Earth passes through a stream of space debris left by comet Swift-Tuttle. Picture taken using a long exposure. (Photo by Kieran Doherty/Reuters)




A long exposure image showing a Perseids meteor (L) streaking across the night sky over St. Ioan medieval church near the village of Potsurnentsi, late on August 12, 2013. The Perseid meteor shower occurs every year in August when the Earth passes through the debris and dust of the Swift-Tuttle comet. (Photo by Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP Photo)


A long exposure image showing a Perseids meteor (L) streaking across the night sky over St. Ioan medieval church near the village of Potsurnentsi, late on August 12, 2013. The Perseid meteor shower occurs every year in August when the Earth passes through the debris and dust of the Swift-Tuttle comet. (Photo by Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP Photo)




(L-R) Los Angeles photographers Shawn Kaye, Scott Meadows and Steve Gentry set their cameras pointed to the stars during the Perseid meteor shower early on Monday morning north of Castaic Lake, California August 12, 2013. (Photo by Gene Blevins/Reuters)


(L-R) Los Angeles photographers Shawn Kaye, Scott Meadows and Steve Gentry set their cameras pointed to the stars during the Perseid meteor shower early on Monday morning north of Castaic Lake, California August 12, 2013. (Photo by Gene Blevins/Reuters)




A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky during the annual Perseid meteor shower behind a roadside silhouette of a Spanish fighting bull, conceived decades ago in Spain as highway billboards, in Villarejo de Salvanes, central Spain in the early hours of Monday August 12, 2013. (Photo by Paul White/AP Photo)


A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky during the annual Perseid meteor shower behind a roadside silhouette of a Spanish fighting bull, conceived decades ago in Spain as highway billboards, in Villarejo de Salvanes, central Spain in the early hours of Monday August 12, 2013. (Photo by Paul White/AP Photo)




A multiple exposure picture taken in the early hours of August 11, 2013 shows a Perseids meteor shower in the sky, near the municipality of La Hiruela, on the mountains of the Sierra Norte de Madrid. (Photo by Dani Pozo/AFP Photo)


A multiple exposure picture taken in the early hours of August 11, 2013 shows a Perseids meteor shower in the sky, near the municipality of La Hiruela, on the mountains of the Sierra Norte de Madrid. (Photo by Dani Pozo/AFP Photo)




A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky on August 11, 2013 in Cathedral Gorge State Park, Nevada. The annual display, known as the Perseid shower because the meteors appear to radiate from the constellation Perseus in the northeastern sky, is a result of Earth's orbit passing through debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky on August 11, 2013 in Cathedral Gorge State Park, Nevada. The annual display, known as the Perseid shower because the meteors appear to radiate from the constellation Perseus in the northeastern sky, is a result of Earth's orbit passing through debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)




In this long exposure photo, a streak appears in the sky during the annual Perseid meteor shower above a roadside silhouette of a Spanish fighting bull, conceived decades ago in Spain as highway billboards, in Villarejo de Salvanes, central Spain in the early hours of Monday August 12, 2013. (Photo by Paul White/AP Photo)


In this long exposure photo, a streak appears in the sky during the annual Perseid meteor shower above a roadside silhouette of a Spanish fighting bull, conceived decades ago in Spain as highway billboards, in Villarejo de Salvanes, central Spain in the early hours of Monday August 12, 2013. (Photo by Paul White/AP Photo)




A shooting star of the Perseids meteor shower burns up in the atmosphere in this photo taken near Salgotarjan, some 100km northeast of Budapest, Hungary, late 11 August 2013. The Perseid meteor shower occurs every year in August when the Earth passes through debris and dust of the Swift-Tuttle comet. (Photo by Peter Komka/EPA)


A shooting star of the Perseids meteor shower burns up in the atmosphere in this photo taken near Salgotarjan, some 100km northeast of Budapest, Hungary, late 11 August 2013. The Perseid meteor shower occurs every year in August when the Earth passes through debris and dust of the Swift-Tuttle comet. (Photo by Peter Komka/EPA)


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