Photos: Politicians watch the solar eclipse through their glasses

Lindsey Graham.
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Politicians joined in with much of the nation Monday and took in the solar eclipse.

Many of those same politicians made a point to post photos of themselves wearing the necessary eclipse glasses – the glasses needed to avoid eye damage from staring into the eclipse.

Monday’s eclipse was the first total eclipse to cross the country in nearly a century. The path of totality, where the moon fully eclipsed the sun, stretched from Oregon to South Carolina, but much of the rest of the country was able to view at least a partial eclipse of the sun.

Here are some of the politicos who posted photos sporting their eclipse glasses:

President Donald Trump

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White House adviser Ivanka Trump

Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich

Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado

Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware

Rep. Hal Rogers of Kentucky

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslem

Rep. Bill Pascrell of New Jersey

Sen. Steve Daines of Montana and Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin

Vice President Mike Pence

Mike Pence.

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas

Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross

Jeff Sessions and Wilbur Ross.
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Canadian President Justin Trudeau