The last solar eclipse of the year

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Eyes to the sky

Sky watchers across the world had a treat on Sunday as the final solar eclipse of 2013 took place in a rare hybrid form. See gallery

Here women observe the eclipse on the banks of the Nile River in Khartoum on November 3.

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The eclipse in Sidon, Lebanon

The rare type of eclipse, that swept across parts of the US, Africa and Europe on Sunday, gave some areas a total blackout while others only experienced a partial version. Here a bird flies as sun is partially eclipsed in Sidon, southern Lebanon.

Reuters: Muhammad Hamed
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The eclipse in Amman, Jordan

People wait to observe the eclipse in Amman, Jordan.

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The eclipse in Abu Dhabi, UAE

The moon crosses in front of the sun during a partial solar eclipse as Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany steers his car during the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi.

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The eclipse in Lagos, Nigeria

Nigerian men wear welding goggles to watch the partial solar eclipse in Lagos, Nigeria. Clouds moving over the city allowed only brief views of the eclipse which in southern Europe was partial. The total eclipse was seen sweeping east across Africa.

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A partially-eclipsed sun

The partially-eclipsed sun is seen in Amman, Jordan.

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The symbol of Rabaa

People shield their faces with specially-constructed cards showing the four-finger symbol of Rabaa, to show their support for ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, as they observe the solar eclipse in Amman.

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Clouds over New York

A cloud layer partially obstructs the view of the moon passing in front of the sun during the eclipse in New York. The partial solar eclipse was visible in the sky over much of the eastern USA early Sunday morning.

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On the banks of the Nile

A veiled woman observes the solar eclipse during an event organized by the Sudanese Society for Astronomy and Space Science on the banks of the Nile River in Khartoum.

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The eclipse in Nairobi, Kenya

A cloud layer partially obstructs a view of the moon passing in front of the sun during the partial solar eclipse in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya boasted one of the best locations to view the hybrid solar eclipse, which according to scientists is a rare occurrence. The total phase of the solar eclipse was very brief and could only be seen in Kenya for 15 seconds.

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A family event

A family of Belgian tourists watch the hybrid solar eclipse from Lake Oloidien, near Naivasha, in Kenya.

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The eclipse in Juba, South Sudan

The partially eclipsed sun is seen from Juba, in southern Sudan.

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Watching the skies

A man uses a specially adapted pair of binoculars to observe the solar eclipse in Amman, Jordan.

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The eclipse in action

This multiple exposure image shows the transition from right to left of a hybrid solar eclipse seen over Lake Oloidien, near Naivasha, in Kenya.

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The sun through a soda bottle

A boy observes the solar eclipse during an event organized by the Sudanese Society for Astronomy and Space Science on the banks of the Nile River in Khartoum.

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