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In case you missed it (which—how?), North America was just treated to a total eclipse of the sun. (Not to be confused with a "Total Eclipse of the Heart".) It was, in a word, cool. Here's what eager viewers in eight cities in the U.S. and Mexico saw when they looked up through safety-glasses-shielded eyes.  

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Ross Lake, Washington

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Mexico City, Mexico

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Madras, Oregon

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Jackson, Wyoming

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Casper, Wyoming

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Alliance, Nebraska

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Nashville, Tennessee

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Charleston, South Carolina

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