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Stunning photos and video of the solar eclipse

The near-total eclipse, photographed from space by the European Space Agency's Proba-2 Satellite.
The near-total eclipse, photographed from space by the European Space Agency's Proba-2 Satellite.
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On Friday, a solar eclipse was visible from Europe, along with parts of Northern Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

Clouds obscured the view for some, but others took some pretty amazing photos and videos — especially from Svalbard and the Faroe Islands, where the eclipse was total, blocking out the sun entirely.

Video of the eclipse taken by the Proba-2 satellite.

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A partial eclipse, photographed from Northern England. (OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)

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A composite of three photos of the eclipse, taken from Eastern France. (FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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Eclipse viewers at the pyramids of Giza, in Egypt. (Mohamed Hossam/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

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A partial eclipse, seen from the North of France. (DENIS CHARLET/AFP/Getty Images)

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The eclipse, as projected on to a piece of paper at an observatory in the Czech Republic. (Matej Divizna/Getty Images)

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A reflection of the eclipse, seen from Eastern France. (FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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The eclipse, seen through clouds on the Canary Islands. (DESIREE MARTIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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A woman watches the eclipse through a piece of film in Minsk. (MAXIM MALINOVSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

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A drone flies in front of the eclipse, in Vienna. (JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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A composite image of views of the total eclipse from Svalbard. (JON OLAV NESVOLD/AFP/Getty Images)