2016 Perseid meteor shower in pictures

This year’s annual Perseid meteor shower, which kicked off Aug. 11, is delighting stargazers. Here are some of their stunning pictures of the spectacular shooting stars.

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    Spruce Knob, West Virginia

    This 30-second exposure shows a meteor streaking across the sky during the annual Perseid meteor shower Friday, Aug. 12, 2016 in Spruce Knob, West Virginia. (Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls)
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    Stolac, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    A meteor streaks past stars in the night sky above medieval tombstones in Radmilje near Stolac, south of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Aug. 12, 2016. (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic)
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    Mitzpe Ramon, Israel

    A meteor streaks across the sky in the early morning during the Perseid meteor shower in Ramon Crater near the town of Mitzpe Ramon, southern Israel, Aug.12, 2016. (REUTERS/Amir Cohen)
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    La Sauceda, Spain

    A meteor streaks past stars in the night sky above the ruins of a church in the Los Alcornocales (cork oak forests) nature park, during the Perseid meteor shower in the ancient village of La Sauceda, near Cortes de la Frontera, southern Spain, in the early morning of Aug. 12, 2016. (REUTERS/Jon Nazca)
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    Gloucester, Virginia

    A single meteor flies over the Severn River in Gloucester, Virginia, Friday, Aug. 12, 2016. Scientists call this an outburst, and they say it could reach up to 200 meteors per hour. (Rob Ostermaier/The Daily Press via AP)
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