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Total solar eclipse seen from Australia

Glimpse eye-opening scenes from Wednesday's total solar eclipse in the Southern Hemisphere.

Tourists look to the sky as clouds obscure a full solar eclipse in the northern Australian city of Cairns on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. Eclipse-hunters have flocked to northeast Australia to watch the region's first total solar eclipse in 1,300 years which occurred as the moon passed between the earth and the sun, casting a shadow path on the globe.

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Photographers prepare their equipment as they wait for the sun to appear from behind clouds during the solar eclipse at Palm Cove in Australia's Tropical North Queensland on Wednesday.

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A boat is seen on the horizon just before the start of the total solar eclipse at Palm Cove in Australia.

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At right, Namiko Aoki, 84, from Tokyo, Japan, and companions Keiko Nakamura and Kisako Takahara. watch the moon eclipse the sun from Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas, Australia.

Tourists watch as the moon blocks the sun as it approaches a full solar eclipse in the northern Australian city of Cairns.

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The moon passes in front of the sun during a full solar eclipse.

The Diamond Ring effect is shown following totality of the solar eclipse at Palm Cove.

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Spectators watch the solar eclipse while sitting in the surf in Palm Cove, Australia.

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