A partial solar eclipse in Lagos, Nigeria,
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Solar eclipse witnessed in America, Europe and Africa

3 November 2013 Last updated at 21:47 GMT

Stargazers and tourists across the world have witnessed a rare solar eclipse - in which a view of the sun is totally or partially blocked by the moon.

The hybrid solar eclipse - which only occurs once in several decades - was first visible in the United States and moved east towards Africa.

Peter Dobbie reports.