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Millions watch as rare 'ring of fire' eclipse passes over Asia, US

Millions in Asia and the western United States watched as a rare "ring of fire" eclipse crossed their skies.

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May 20, 2012: Hikers watch an annular eclipse from Papago Park in Phoenix on Sunday.

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May 20, 2012: The moon begins to partially block the sun as the sun sets silhouetting a crane just west of downtown Houston. 

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May 20, 2012: An annular eclipse is seen over Las Vegas.

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May 20, 2012: An annular solar eclipse appears at a waterfront park in Yokohama, near Tokyo. 

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May 21, 2012: An annular solar eclipse appears in the sky over Yokohama near Tokyo.

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May 20, 2012: An annular eclipse appears in Amarillo, Texas. 

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May 20, 2012: An annular eclipse appears north of Odessa, Texas. 

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May 20, 2012: An annular eclipse appears north of Odessa, Texas. 

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May 20, 2012: An annular eclipse appears in San Pedro, Calif. 

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Millions watch as rare 'ring of fire' eclipse passes over Asia, US

Millions in Asia and the western United States watched as a rare "ring of fire" eclipse crossed their skies.

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