A total solar eclipse crossed the South Pacific on Sunday. The eclipse started at 1815 GMT about 700 kilometres (440 miles) south-east of Tonga, and reached Easter Island by 2011 GMT.
The next total solar eclipse will occur in November 2012 and will be visible from northern Australia and the South Pacific.
A total solar eclipse crossed the South Pacific on Sunday. The eclipse started at 1815 GMT about 700 kilometres (440 miles) south-east of Tonga, and reached Easter Island by 2011 GMT. The next total solar eclipse will occur in November 2012 and will be visible from northern Australia and the South Pacific.
Engineer troops are special forces designated to perform the most complex tasks of engineering support for combat operations. During the Russian operation in Syria, they cleared more than 6.5 thousand hectares of the country's territory from explosives.
From a volcano eruption in the Philippines and protests in Lebanon on the seventh anniversary of the Arab Spring Revolution to traditional Orthodox Epiphany bathing in freezing waters, marking the baptism of Jesus Christ - take a look at this week's (January 13-19) pictures of the most important and colorful events in Sputnik's photo gallery.
As Russian Orthodox Christians celebrated one of their most important ancient holidays, hundreds of thousands braved the bitter cold to perform the traditional mass bathing ritual to commemorate the baptism of Jesus Christ in the waters of the Jordan River.
Rooftops make a perfect place to create an oasis, where residents of the Mediterranean metropolis can take a break from the hustle and bustle of the Israeli financial and entertainment center. Here, one can find flourishing gardens, cozy restaurants, yoga, music and art studios and even guest houses.
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