PHOTOS: Solar Eclipse "Ring" Seen Over Indonesia

PHOTOS: Solar Eclipse
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Haze blurs the bright ring around an annular eclipse on January 26, 2009.

The image was captured from Anyer Beach on the Indonesian island of Java, one of the few places where the solar eclipse was completely visible.

Crowds gathered across Indonesia to witness the event, some cheering and banging drums as the moon seemed to cross the face of the sun, the Associated Press reported.

"I'm old, but I still think this is magical," resident Roanna Makmur, 66, told the AP. "Anyone who passed up this opportunity really missed out."

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—Photograph by Achmad Ibrahim/AP Photo
 
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