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Perseid Meteor Shower

  • Hamada Elrasam
Perseid Meteor Shower
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A meteor is seen in the sky during the Perseid Meteor Shower in the Valley of Whales, in Fayoum, Egypt, Aug. 12, 2017. (H. Elrasam/VOA)
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A meteor is seen in the sky during the Perseid Meteor Shower in the Valley of Whales, in Fayoum, Egypt, Aug. 12, 2017. (H. Elrasam/VOA)

Dozens of star-gazers camp out in Egypt's Valley of Whales to observe the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower, in Fayoum, Egypt, in the predawn hours of Aug. 12, 2017. (H. Elrasam/VOA)
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Dozens of star-gazers camp out in Egypt's Valley of Whales to observe the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower, in Fayoum, Egypt, in the predawn hours of Aug. 12, 2017. (H. Elrasam/VOA)

A photographer sets up his camera hoping to document the universal phenomenon of the Perseid Meteor Shower, in the Valley of Whales, in Fayoum, Egypt, Aug. 12, 2017. (H. Elrasam/VOA)
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A photographer sets up his camera hoping to document the universal phenomenon of the Perseid Meteor Shower, in the Valley of Whales, in Fayoum, Egypt, Aug. 12, 2017. (H. Elrasam/VOA)

Sunrise exposes ancient whale bones in the Valley of Whales, in Fayoum, Egypt, Aug. 12, 2017. (H. Elrasam/VOA)
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Sunrise exposes ancient whale bones in the Valley of Whales, in Fayoum, Egypt, Aug. 12, 2017. (H. Elrasam/VOA)

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