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Fun Friday: Scenes From The Beach

Believe it or not, it's already June, which means millions of people will be hitting the beach over the next few weeks. To celebrate the summer sun, we're taking a look back at beach scenes through the years.

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These photos were taken from Flickr commons, where cultural heritage institutions such as the Library of Congress and The Smithsonian share their archives with the public. One noteworthy set of images, called "Bondi Jitterbug," comes from the Library of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Taken by champion jitterbug dancer George Caddy in the 1930s and '40s, the photos document a lost form of beachside gymnastics called "beachobatics." To learn more about this rare art, watch this multimedia presentation on The Sydney Morning Herald's Web site.

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