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Photos: Solar eclipse around the world

Updated 1420 GMT (2220 HKT) May 21, 2012
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A rare solar eclipse is seen from Tokyo on Monday morning. People across the globe planned viewing parties to watch the event. CNN/Kyung Lah
Junior high school students observe the solar eclipse through special glasses on a playground in Tokyo. AFP/Getty Images
Tokyo residents could get a spectacular view for about four minutes Monday morning. AFP/Getty Images
CNN iReporter Scott Brown captured the solar eclipse from Albuquerque , New Mexico. Courtesy Scott Brown
Heavy clouds obscured the event in Hong Kong. AFP/Getty Images
A partial solar eclipse is seen at sunrise in the coastal town of Gumaca, Philippines. AFP/Getty Images
A girl and her mother observe the eclipse as it's projected onto a white background through a telescope in Tokyo. AFP/Getty Images
Derek Ralston shot this image in the foothills above Oroville, California. "I thought that it would be interesting for the rest of the world to see how clear it looked to those of us who were fortunate enough to see it," he said. Courtesy Derek Ralston
A small bird rests on a powerline in front of the solar eclipse in Los Angeles, California. AFP/Getty Images
Joel Dykstra unexpectedly captured the ring of fire from his backyard in Roswell, New Mexico. Joel Dykstra/CNN iReporter
In Moraga, California, eighth-grader Aaron Lin marveled at the crescent sun projected all over his backyard wall in the shadow of a tree. Aaron Lin/CNN iReporter
A slightly overcast sky in Eugene, Oregon provided a dramatic backdrop to the eclipse. Jason Petorak/CNN iReporter
The sky flamed red in Dallas, Texas. Dan Huntley/CNN iReporter
A spectacular view from the golf course of The Club at Sonterra, San Antonio, Texas. Aaron Morgan/CNN iReporter