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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The longest day: official start of summer

A Kashmiri boy jumps into the Nigeen Lake on a hot summer day on the outskirts of Srinagar, India, Wednesday, June 20, 2012. Set in the Himalayas at 5,600 feet above sea level, Kashmir is a green, saucer-shaped valley full of fruit orchards and surrounded by snowy mountain ranges.