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Solar eclipse 2012 creates social media photo frenzy

The "ring of fire" solar eclipse has become a social media event, with images of the rare event shared on Facebook, Twitter and other Web applications.

In Los Angeles, the partial eclipse was captured in backyards, roofs and parks -- as well as from such landmarks as Staples Center before the Clippers game, Dodger Stadium, Hollywood Boulevard and Griffith Park and even on freeways.

The eclipse is supposed to last until 7:42 p.m.

Here are some images from Times reporters around the L.A. area. To join in, share your photos via Twitter using the hashtag #lateclipse.

Rong-Gong Lin II / Los Angeles Times (Alhambra)
Kate Linthicum / Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)
agupx.jpgHector Becerra / Los Angeles Times (El Monte)
Kimi Yoshino / Los Angeles Times (Long Beach)
Maeve Reston / Los Angeles Times (Dodger Stadium)
Martin Beck / Los Angeles Times (Costa Mesa)
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