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Perseid Meteor Shower Draws Hundreds of Skywatchers to National Parks

Night sky watcher Vaibhav Tripathi took this photo of a Perseid meteor from the Santa Cruz Mountains near Palo Alto, Calif. on August 12, 2012.

2013 Perseid meteor shower: shots from all over the world

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.