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    4:40 a.m. The sky begins to light up with colors shortly before sunrise in Old Orchard Beach on the summer solstice Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

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    4:44 a.m. Geoff Hancock fly fishes in the surf at dawn on Long Sands Beach in York with Nubble Light in the background.

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    5:03 a.m. Martin McShane, left, and his brother Jimmy McShane of East Providence Rhode Island are vacationing in Old Orchard Beach. They stayed up to watch the sunrise.

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    5:25 a.m. A woman rides a bicycle along Long Beach Avenue as the sun begins to burn off a mist hanging over the beach in York on the first day on summer in the Northern Hemisphere.

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    9:25 a.m. Brian Lazarus, Portland, often starts the day with a blueberry scone and cold brew coffee from the Speckled Ax on Congress Street. His Portuguese Water Dog Dewey, waits patiently for a treat that always comes.

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    11:57 a.m. The schooner Wendameen heels under steady winds on Casco Bay.

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    1:05 p.m. The sun shines and the temperature is 76 degrees as Saleh Ridha, 5, of Portland plays in the Deering Oaks Ravine. His family moved from Iraq a month ago to get treatment for Saleh, who is autistic.

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    1:11 p.m. Olive Monsell, 3, of Portland hides from her brother Noah, 5, while playing a game at Deering Oaks Park on Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

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    2:36 p.m. Kayla Brennick, at bottom of frame, has a mid-afternoon picnic in Tommy's Park with her 4-month-old-daughter, Leah, her friend Brittany Gagnon and the little boy she nannies, Zion.

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    2:43 p.m. Recent Portland graduates Dante Hamilton (Portland High School), left, and Armon Bryant (Deering High School) play basketball at the Fox Street courts.

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    3:14 p.m. Jillian Howerton-Lynch, 11, underwater at center, and other girls including Alison Hilton, 10, at left, play Marco Polo in the Kiwanis Pool in Portland.

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    3:22 p.m. William Stewart, 2, leaps like a frog at the Naples causeway while his red-bandage-clad brother Lucas, 4, lies in the grass for a breather.

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    3:35 p.m. Morgan McLaskey, 10, dances on the causeway in Naples while cousin Tati Harmon, 12, queues up music on her cellphone aboard a speaker-equipped hoverboard on the longest day of the year.

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    4:29 p.m. Two people walk through the bright sunlight down Cumberland Street, Portland, in the early evening.

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    6:22 p.m. Paula Voltz tends to her garden plot at the North Street Community Garden. "This place is just so healthy for your soul," Voltz says.

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    6:29 p.m. Outdoor Summer Solstice yoga on the Eastern Promenade.

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    7:22 p.m. Vika and Joshua Robbins spend a part of their date night at Fort Sumner Park overlooking Portland.

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    7:34 p.m. Juno Chandler dances as the band Mainely Folk plays music during a Friends of Fort Sumner Park Solstice party.

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    7:52 p.m. Danielle Hannagan and Richard Dean lingered at Portland's Western Promenade after watching the sun slip behind the clouds at the end of the longest day of the year.

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    8:25 p.m.: Marge and Ken Mehler watch the sunset from their golf cart at a lookout on Peaks Island.

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    8:33 p.m. Walter Reiter rides his bike to a lookout spot on Island Avenue on Peaks Island to catch the last light of the sunset on summer solstice.

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