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    4:48 a.m. The sky lightens at Portland Head Light during the summer solstice sunrise on Friday.

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    7:41 a.m. Under gloomy skies, a rider cycles on the Back Cove Trail.

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    9:26 a.m. A handful of walkers have Old Orchard Beach to themselves on the first day of summer.

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    9:28 a.m. Lee Bates of Fairfax, Vt., watches as his daughter Vivian, 5, fills a bucket with water while playing on Old Orchard Beach.

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    9:56 a.m. Zainab Ali, 2, and her sisters Suweyda, 4, and Salma, 6, play on the Eastern Prom while waiting for their mother, Khadra Abdikarim, to finish her pregnancy checkup. The girls, who were with their father, Barre Gurey, and their sister, Basma, 9, will be welcoming a baby sister this summer.

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    11:53 a.m. Lila Westervelt of Sudbury, Mass., jumps up and down against a strong, bracing headwind as the Machigonne II approaches Portland from Peaks Island.

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    12:06 p.m. Workers at Ready Seafood Co. sit at the end of Maine State Pier during their lunch break.

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    1 p.m. Ryan Leith of Portland belts out a song while standing in a makeshift shower in Lobsterman Park. As a part of Make Music Portland, a daylong, free event to ring in the longest day of the year with music and artistry, a claw-foot tub and shower was set up for anyone to participate.

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    1:02 p.m. A Delta commercial airliner takes off at the Portland jetport.

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    1:16 p.m. Noel Albers, 4, and sister Edel, 6, of Falmouth take turns throwing pieces from their box lunches to waterfowl at Deering Oaks while on vacation with their dad.

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    3:53 p.m. Wind blows the petals of a beach rose on the rocky shore of Trott Island in Cape Porpoise.

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    4:02 P.M. Gregory Calhoun of Portland casts off the Maine State Pier using mackerel for bait while fishing for stripers under dark skies.

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    4:23 P.M. Harry Podolsky, a mate on Frances, a single-masted private charter, prepares for an evening cruise at the Maine State Pier.

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    4:57 P.M. Traditional schooners parade through Portland Harbor, kicking off the summer sailing season and the Portland SchoonerFest & Regatta. The event features seven traditional schooners including Portland's own Harvey Gamage, center.

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    5:12 p.m. With his children playing nearby, Kenneth Wood of Portland flies a kite at the Eastern Promenade playground.

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    5:25 P.M. Matt and Sarah Rausch of Yarmouth enjoy a moment at the Maine State Pier, while watching traditional schooners parade through Portland Harbor, including the Wendameen, an 88-foot schooner designed by John Alden, and built in East Boothbay.

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    5:40 p.m. Father and son Gabriel and Josue Kialazola hang out together outside their East Bayside home.

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    5:52 p.m. Truly Chillemi, 16, of South Portland does yoga with the help of a baby goat during a class at Smiling Hill Farm in Westbrook. International Yoga Day is celebrated on the summer solstice, June 21.

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    5:54 p.m. Ashley Flowers, center, leads the goat yoga class.

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    6:08 p.m. Elke Blackstone of Portland weeds peas in her plot at North Street Community Garden.

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    6:48 p.m. The sun shines on Eduardo Borja, 13, during a brief break in the clouds as he practices shots in Kennedy Park in Portland.

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    7 p.m. Sea Dog Brett Netzer, blows a bubble with his gum before the game against the Reading Fightin Phils at Hadlock Field. The Sea Dogs were renamed the Maine Whoopie Pies for the night and sported new uniforms.

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    8:27 p.m. As the sun sets at Fort Sumner Park, Crystal Jones, her dog Boomer and Jamie McCatherine sit together.

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