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Rare solar eclipse in US draws millions - in person and on screens

A viewer in Oregon getting ready for the event. Oregon was the first state in the country where the eclipse could be seen before the phenomenon ended about 94 minutes later in South Carolina.


MILLIONS of Americans armed with protective glasses took positions along a slender ribbon of land cutting diagonally across the United States to marvel at the first total solar eclipse to unfold from coast to coast in nearly a century.

After weeks of anticipation, the sight...

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