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Perseid meteor shower lights up the sky

2009-08-13 03:13:30 GMT2009-08-13 11:13:30 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A meteor streaks past stars in the night sky at the Mont-Tendre near Montricher in the Jura, north of Geneva, late August 12, 2009. The Perseid meteor shower is sparked every August when the Earth passes through a stream of space debris left by Comet Swift-Tuttle. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

A meteor from the Perseid shower (L) streaks past stars in the Los Padres National Forest in Frazier Park, California August 12, 2009. The Perseid meteor shower is sparked every August when the Earth passes through a stream of space debris left by Comet Swift-Tuttle. Perseid meteors are bright, and often leave luminous trails of gas. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Meteors from the Perseid shower streak past stars above the Los Padres National Forest in Frazier Park, California August 12, 2009. The Perseid meteor shower is sparked every August when the Earth passes through a stream of space debris left by Comet Swift-Tuttle. Perseid meteors are bright, and often leave luminous trails of gas. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

A meteor streaks past stars in the night sky at the Mont-Tendre near Montricher in the Jura, north of Geneva, late August 12, 2009. The Perseid meteor shower is sparked every August when the Earth passes through a stream of space debris left by Comet Swift-Tuttle. This picture was taken using a long exposure and a fisheye lens. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

A Perseid meteor streaks above the skies of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida August 12, 2009. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

The Perseid meteor shower is sparked every August when the Earth passes through a stream of space debris left by Comet Swift-Tuttle.

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