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Summer skies: Fireworks to fireflies

By Talia Day, Special to CNN
updated 10:36 AM EDT, Thu July 3, 2014
The fireworks on Bastille Day are a must-see if you're in Paris. <a href=''>Marcia Taylor</a> attended the celebration for the first time in July 2012 and captured this display. The fireworks on Bastille Day are a must-see if you're in Paris. Marcia Taylor attended the celebration for the first time in July 2012 and captured this display.
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Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta
Canton, Maine
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Cordoba, Argentina
Kekaha, Hawaii
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Miami, Florida
LaCrosse, Wisconsin
Varanasi, India
Wildwood Crest, New Jersey
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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Yosemite National Park, California
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(CNN) -- Summer is the quintessential season of leisure and fun. A time for adventure and exploration, summer is when long days consist of basking in the sun, catching fireflies in our hands, gazing up at stars and cheering with the crackle of fireworks.

Ready for a mini vacation? To celebrate summer, CNN invited explorers to submit their favorite images of summer skies from around the globe. See some of the best user-submitted photos by exploring the gallery above.

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