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Americans hit the water as summer hit its stride

I think I am overdue for some warm weather recreation. More photos in our Summertime Fun slideshow.

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Jay Dobbins, with Stand Up Paddle Montana, navigates his paddle board across the glassy surface of Flathead Lake near the Flathead Lake Lodge outside Bigfork, Mont., on June 23, 2011.

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A young girl is obscured by the misty spray from Salmon Street Springs fountain while looking for relief from the heat in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, July 6.