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The planet Venus makes its transit across the Sun as seen from Kathmandu

In pictures: The spectacular transit of Venus

6 June 2012

Stargazers from across the globe looked on in awe as Venus passed in front of the sun - a once-in-a-lifetime spectacle that won't be observed again for another 105 years. The closing stages of the phenomenon were briefly visible over the UK from 5.37am today.