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#NBCNewsPics: Show us your hot weather photos

It's been a hot summer and according to weather.com, it's going to get hotter this week for the Northeast, Ohio Valley and Great Lakes regions where temperatures will be 10 degrees above average.

How are you beating the heat? Show us by sharing your photos on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #NBCNewsPics, or upload your pictures using the box below. We'll update this blog post throughout the day with our favorite reader photos.

Editor's note: All photos below provided by readers and have not been verified by NBC News.

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As the weather heats up, families and friends head outdoors to soak up the sun

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