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Total eclipse darkens northern Australia

<div class="meta "><span class="caption-text ">In this photo provided by Tourism Queensland, a hot air balloon floats in the air as a solar eclipse is observed near Cairns, in Queensland state, Australia, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. Starting just after dawn, the eclipse cast its 150-kilometer &#40;95-mile&#41; shadow in Australia&#39;s Northern Territory, crossed the northeast tip of the country and was swooping east across the South Pacific, where no islands are in its direct path. (AP Photo&#47; David Barker)</span></div>
November 14, 2012 5:46:12 AM PST