Thu, May 03, 2012
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Solar halo emerges over Beijing

2012-05-03 08:36:17 GMT2012-05-03 16:36:17(Beijing Time)  China Daily

A halo of the sun is seen towering with light above a building in downtown Beijing, May 3, 2012. [Photo/Xinhua]

A man drinks a bottle of water under a solar halo in Beijing, May 3, 2012. [Photo/Xinhua]

A solar halo appears at noon in Beijing, May 3, 2012. [Photo/Xinhua]

A solar halo occurs above Beijing, May 3, 2012. [Photo/Xinhua]

A halo is an optical phenomenon produced by ice crystals and creates colored or white arcs and spots in the sky.

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