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Crescent moon below planet Venus observed

2010-05-17 03:35:20 GMT2010-05-17 11:35:20 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Photo taken on May 16, 2010 shows a crescent moon below planet Venus in sky observed in Qionghai City, south China's Hainan Province. The astronomical phenomenon could be observed in some parts of China as Moon appeared in alignment between the Earth and Venus. (Xinhua/Meng Zhongde)

Photo taken on May 16, 2010 shows a crescent moon below planet Venus in sky observed in Nanning, capital of southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The astronomical phenomenon could be observed in some parts of China as Moon appeared in alignment between the Earth and Venus. (Xinhua/Qin Yu)

Local citizens observe the astronomical phenomenon of a crescent moon converging with planet Venus in sky in Nanning, capital of southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, May 16, 2010. The astronomical phenomenon could be observed in some parts of China as Moon appeared in alignment between the Earth and Venus. (Xinhua/Qin Yu)

Photo taken on May 16, 2010 shows a crescent moon and planet Venus in sky in Mudanjiang City, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province. The astronomical phenomenon could be observed in some parts of China as Moon appeared in alignment between the Earth and Venus. (Xinhua/Chen Zhanhui)

Photos taken on May 16, 2010 show a crescent moon below planet Venus in sky observed in China.

The astronomical phenomenon could be observed in some parts of China as Moon appeared in alignment between the Earth and Venus.

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