2013 Perseid meteor shower: shots from all over the world

In this long exposure photo, a streak appears in the sky during the annual Perseid meteor shower in Villarejo de Salvanes, central Spain. As many as 60 shooting stars an hour can be spotted in the UK as the show reaches its peak (AP Photo/Paul White)

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The Perseid meteor shower is associated to the comet Swift-Tuttle and has been observed for over 2,000 years.Take a look at a few pictures of the most dazzling fireball display of the year.

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