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Amazing natural phenomenon parhelion appears in NE China

2011-01-08 09:44:32 GMT2011-01-08 17:44:32 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A parhelion (sundog) combined with a halo is seen in Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province, Jan. 8, 2011. (Xinhua/Wang Haofei)

A parhelion (sundog) combined with a halo is seen in Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province, Jan. 8, 2011. (Xinhua/Lin Hong)

A parhelion (sundog) combined with a halo is seen in Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province, Jan. 8, 2011. (Xinhua/Lin Hong)

A parhelion (sundog) combined with a halo is seen in Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province, Jan. 8, 2011. (Xinhua/Lin Hong)

A parhelion (sundog) combined with a halo is seen in Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province, Jan. 8, 2011.

The weather phenomenon is created by ice crystals in the atmosphere during a cold weather period.

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