The night sky over the statues of a man and a boy at the Sierra de las Nieves nature park in Spain
Stargazers from around the world captured spectacular pictures over the weekend as the night sky was lit up by the Perseid Meteor Shower.
And this year, as many as two of the streaking flashes of light could be visible every minute given a good location away from built up areas and clear skies.
Photos of the event depict skies of deep blue and orange adorned with streaks of light as keen photographers captured the meteors flying past.
Although mostly no bigger than a grain of sand, the meteors burn up as they hit the atmosphere at 58 kilometres (36 miles) per second to produce a shooting stream of light in the sky.
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