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A meteor shines while entering the earth's atmosphere, center top, during the Perseid Meteor Shower observed early Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, in this long exposure picture taken from Dojran Lake shore in southeastern Macedonia. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)

Perseid meteor shower

August 13, 2012

The annual Perseid meteor shower

peaked in the early hours of Aug. 12, providing a dazzling

celestial light show for stargazers lucky enough to have dark skies and

clear weather for the event.