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10 Lovely Photos From The Perseid Meteor Shower

Just because it happens every August doesn't mean it gets old. We've been admiring the debris of the Swift-Tuttle comet for over 2000 years.

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Ariel Schalit / AP

This long exposure shows stars in the night sky during the Perseid meteor shower near Mitzpe Ramon in the Negev Desert, southern Israel, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012.

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DENIS BALIBOUSE / Reuters

A meteor (top) streaks past stars in the night sky above Lake Geneva and the Mont-Blanc, at the Mont-Tendre near Montricher in the Jura, north of Geneva, late August 10, 2012.

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Kevin Clifford / AP

In this photo provided by Kevin Clifford, a meteor from the annual Perseid meteor shower falls from space over ruins at Fort Churchill State Historic Park on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in Silver Springs, Nev.

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DADO RUVIC / Reuters

A meteor (top C) streaks past stars in the night sky above medieval tombstones in Radmilje near Stolac, 180 km (112 miles) south from Sarajevo, August 12, 2012.

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OGNEN TEOFILOVSKI / Reuters

A meteor streaks past stars in the night sky over the village of Kuklici, known for its hundreds of naturally formed stones which resembles human beings, near Kratovo, 80 km (49 miles) east from the capital Skopje, August 13, 2012.

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Ariel Schalit / AP

This long exposure photo shows stars in the night sky during the Perseid meteor shower near Mitzpe Ramon in the Negev Desert, southern Israel, early Monday, Aug. 13, 2012.

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