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Autumn at Lake Yamanaka near Mount Fuji in Yamanakako, Japan • photo: Chris Asche on Flickr

Pictures of the day: 23 November 2011

An amateur photographer was stunned when he captured rare meteorological phenomenon - a reflection rainbow. Phil Thompson was walking along a jetty at the Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria, Australia, when he spotted a rainbow reflecting off the sea to create two visible arcs of colour emanating from the same spot. Reflection rainbows occur when sunlight is first deflected by the raindrops, and then reflected off a body of water.