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Light can bounce off objects and even bend going through materials. Check out this page on reflection and refraction to see how this works.

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If you hold your hand underneath a light, you will see a shadow of your hand. This is because your hand is opaque. It does not let the light shine through it. Therefore, the area behind your hand is dark, forming a shadow.

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Light and Shadows http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/
ages/7_8/light_shadows.shtml
Projecting Shadows http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/tomography/projections.html
 

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