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rench National Centre for Space Studies (CNES) president Jean-Yves Le Gall (L), French President Francois Hollande (C) and former French astronaut Claudie Haignere wear 3D glasses during a visit at the Cite des Sciences at La Villette in Paris as they follow the successful landing of the Philae lander on comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko. REUTERS/Jacques Brinon/Pool    REUTERS NEWS PICTURES HAS NOW MADE IT EASIER TO FIND THE BEST PHOTOS FROM THE MOST IMPORTANT STORIES AND TOP STANDALONES EACH DAY. Search for "TPX" in the IPTC Supplemental Category field or "IMAGES OF THE DAY" in the Caption field and you will find a selection of 80-100 of our daily Top Pictures.

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French National Centre for Space Studies (CNES) president Jean-Yves Le Gall, French President Francois Hollande and former French astronaut Claudie Haignere wear 3D glasses during a visit at the Cite des Sciences at La Villette in Paris as they follow the successful landing of the Philae lander on comet 67P. 

Meteorite of the Perseids meteor shower...epa03821652 A shooting star of the Perseids meteor shower burns up in the atmosphere in this photo taken near Salgotarjan, some 100km northeast of Budapest, Hungary, late 11 August 2013. The Perseid meteor shower occurs every year in August when the Earth passes through debris and dust of the Swift-Tuttle comet.  EPA/PETER KOMKA HUNGARY OUT

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A shooting star of the Perseids meteor shower burns up in the atmosphere on Sunday night near Salgotarjan, Hungary. The shower occurs every August when the earth passes through debris and dust of the Swift-Tuttle comet.