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This Week in Photos, Week of May 18-24, 2012

A solar eclipse strikes the world with awe, the world’s tallest broadcasting tower opens to the public and the Olympic flame arrives in the UK.

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Photography by REUTERS/Yomiuri Shimbun

Maikos, or apprentice geishas, observe the solar eclipse on Monday with solar viewers at a shrine in Kyoto. The sun and moon aligned over the Earth in a rare astronomical event -- an eclipse that dimmed the skies over parts of Asia and North America, briefly turning the sun into a blazing ring of fire.

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