Perseid meteor shower

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A meteor shines while entering the earth's atmosphere, center top, during the Perseid Meteor Shower observed early Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, in this long exposure picture taken from Dojran Lake shore in southeastern Macedonia. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)

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The annual Perseid meteor shower peaked in the early hours of Aug. 12, providing a dazzling celestial light show for stargazers lucky enough to have dark skies and clear weather for the event.

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