On 21 August 2017 a much-anticipated total solar eclipse swept across the United States. Tens of millions of people swarmed into the path of totality to catch a glimpse of this rare and awe-inspiring astronomical event. Most of them carried cameras to record what might be the most-photographed eclipse in history.
Below are a handful of the best images, taken from the ground and from the skies.
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