Summer Is Nearly Here

Though the calendar says that 11 days remain until the first day of summer, temperatures in much of the northern hemisphere are already sweltering. Large parts of the American northeast experienced record high temperatures this week, while dry, hot weather in the American southwest and eastern Russia sparked numerous wildfires. Today's collection shows some of the ways people (and animals) have been coping with or enjoying the late spring heat.

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