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Girls leap through a wall of water at Yards Park in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, June 21, 2012.
WBOY-TV reports: Temperatures in the Northeast soared into the upper 90s Thursday for a second day as residents fled to pools and beaches, tourists reorganized their sightseeing itineraries and street vendors and store owners made a small fortune selling bottled water and other cold drinks.
New York's Central Park was forecast to reach a record 98 degrees. Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., will see similar heat with temperatures inching into the upper 90s and low 100s. The official first day of summer Wednesday set records from New York City to Burlington, Vt. Continue reading the full story.
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Timmy Doyle refreshes himself at a sprinkler as he passes by the Washington monument in Washington D.C. on Thursday, June 21, 2012.