On midsummer night's eve

June 20, 2011 | 9:54 p.m. CDT
A bird basks in the warmth of the sun near Providence and Ash streets Monday afternoon on the eve of summer solstice. Earth's axial tilt reaches its most inclined position toward the sun marking the beginning of summer.

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