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Solar eclipse in Asia

Solar eclipse in Asia
The solar eclipse is seen on July 22 in Seoul, South Korea. The moon covered 78 percent of the sun. (Getty Images)
Solar eclipse in Asia
People watched the eclipse at the Yonsei University, in Seoul. Millions of people across Asian watched the event. (Getty Images)
Solar eclipse in Asia
A boy observes the eclipse. (Getty Images)
Solar eclipse in Asia
The solar eclipse was the longest of the 21st century. (Getty Images)
Solar eclipse in Asia
It lasted almost 4 minutes in India. In some parts of Asia it lasted as long as 6 minutes and 39 seconds. (Getty Images)
Solar eclipse in Asia
India has many superstitions based on Hindu mythology with regard to solar eclipses. One says an eclipse is caused when a dragon-demon swallows the sun, while another claims sun rays during an eclipse can harm unborn children. (Getty Images)

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