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Lee-Ann Lih of Massapequa took this picture of (Credit: Lee-Ann Lih)

Lee-Ann Lih of Massapequa took this picture of her 7-year old daughter Jacquelyn Lih as she "tries her best to stay dry by jumping her way through the Tobay beach Splash pad. (Aug. 2012)

2012 ExploreLI reader photos: Top 100

Every summer, the ExploreLI photo contest challenges readers to share great pictures of Long Islanders enjoying themselves on Long Island. Here are our favorite 100 shots from among the 2012 submissions.

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Lee-Ann Lih of Massapequa took this picture of
(Credit: Lee-Ann Lih)

Lee-Ann Lih of Massapequa took this picture of her 7-year old daughter Jacquelyn Lih as she "tries her best to stay dry by jumping her way through the Tobay beach Splash pad. (Aug. 2012)

Karen Woo of took this photo of her
(Credit: Karen Woo)

Karen Woo of took this photo of her 4-year old son Christopher Gee "enjoying the sand at the Islip Town Beach." (August 5, 2012)

Timothy Butler of Sayville took this photo of
(Credit: Timothy Butler)

Timothy Butler of Sayville took this photo of his friend Bob Person from Sayville with Bob's 4-year old daughter Jessica while walking through a corn maze somewhere on the North Fork. (Sept. 23, 2012)

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Sergio Diaz of Sayville took this picture of
(Credit: Sergio Diaz)

Sergio Diaz of Sayville took this picture of his children 9-year old Jacob Diaz and 6-year old Kayla who reeled in simultaneous catches on an August day on Great South Bay in Hampton Bays. Jacob caught a sea robin, and Kayla caught a fluke. (Aug. 2012)

Ann Kling of Farmingville took this photo of
(Credit: Ann Kling)

Ann Kling of Farmingville took this photo of her daughter Sydney Katherine Kling, 9 months old, smiling at her riding partner at Chuck E Cheese. (Jan. 2012)

Jen Griffing of Smithtown took this picture, a
(Credit: Jen Griffing)

Jen Griffing of Smithtown took this picture, a Halloween to remember. She writes, "Taken two days after Hurricane Sandy, the spirit of Halloween was alive and well on Dale Lane in Smithtown as neighborhood children pose on the latest playground equipment provided by the storm." (Nov. 2, 2012)

Patrice Scalise of Merrick took this picture of
(Credit: Patrice Scalise)

Patrice Scalise of Merrick took this picture of her mother Edith Scalise of Plainview as she celebrated her 88th birthday on the boardwalk at Jones Beach on Saturday, August 25. She is with her husband Robert who turned 88 on August 16. Her daughters Patrice and Donna enjoyed the stroll with them and took the pictures. (Aug. 25, 2012)

Gene Porcelli of Hauppauge took this picture at
(Credit: Gene Porcelli)

Gene Porcelli of Hauppauge took this picture at the Long Island Car Show at MacArthur Airport. (August 12, 2012)

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Pam Hickey of Babylon took this picture of
(Credit: Pam Hickey)

Pam Hickey of Babylon took this picture of cousins paddle-boarding with the dog Lola at West Gilgo. In front is dog Queen Lola, and behind her standing is 13-year-old Sarah Hickey, and in back,15-year-old Kate Hickey. (Aug. 2012)

Andrea Fahy of Massapequa took this picture of
(Credit: Andrea Fahy)

Andrea Fahy of Massapequa took this picture of 10-year-old Owen Harris, 11-year-old Chloe Harris, and her daughter,13-year-old Kate Fahy, as the three take a tube ride, towed by a boat from the Port of Egypt in Southold. (Aug. 4, 2012)

Dana Creaven of Babylon took this photo of
(Credit: Dana Creaven)

Dana Creaven of Babylon took this photo of her 3-year-old son Christian Creaven-Tintella playing mini golf in Montauk. (June 28, 2012)

Paul Wangenstein of Lake Ronkonkoma took this picture
(Credit: Paul Wangenstein)

Paul Wangenstein of Lake Ronkonkoma took this picture of his granddaughter Caroline Brady Clark, 13 months old and of Seaford, as she plays with the balls at the new East End Children's Museum (EECM) of Bridgehampton. (Aug. 2012)

Colin Grace, 8 years old and of Rockville
(Credit: Colin Grace)

Colin Grace, 8 years old and of Rockville Centre, took this photo of his mother Linda Grace while she was playing frisbee in "a pink petal storm at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay."

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James Monahan of Rockville Centre took this photo
(Credit: James Monahan)

James Monahan of Rockville Centre took this photo capping off Field Day in which Rockville Centre kindergartners at Covert Grammar School run in and out of the hose set up by the South Hempstead Fire Department on a hot day before the pools opened. (June 3, 2012)

Hingwa Moy of Bellport took this photo of
(Credit: Hingwa Moy)

Hingwa Moy of Bellport took this photo of This Good Robot playing Round 3 of The Bamboozle Break Contest at The Nutty Irishman in Farmindale for a chance to play the Main Stage at The Bamboozle Festival. (April 22, 2012)

Ken Eddy of Eastport took this photo of
(Credit: Ken Eddy)

Ken Eddy of Eastport took this photo of two young artists working on a street painting at the Riverhead Sidewalk Art Festival. (May 2012)

From the left, Hope Steuerwald, 12, Jamie Margiotta,
(Credit: Adina Mauer)

From the left, Hope Steuerwald, 12, Jamie Margiotta, 11, Kaitlyn Mauer, 12, Jordyn Biskup, 12, Aleyna Oksuz, 12, and Ciera Kotan, 12, celebrate graduation from Dayton Avenue School in Manorville in this photo by Adna Mauer of Manorville. (June 2012)

Steven Kessler of North Massapequa took this picture
(Credit: Steven Kessler)

Steven Kessler of North Massapequa took this picture of two dirt bike riders going in opposite directions on the track during the L.I. Motocross races in Yaphank. He said they "look like they could high-five as they pass." (July 2012)

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Tonya Simpson of Babylon took this photo in
(Credit: Tonya simpson)

Tonya Simpson of Babylon took this photo in Bay Shore of her 9-year-old daughter Jazmyne Simpson "taking in the beauty at the beach while we were out for a walk at Gardiners Park." (July 2012)

Gabriella Spiegel of Huntington took this photo of
(Credit: Gabriella Spiegel)

Gabriella Spiegel of Huntington took this photo of her 9-year-old sister on the family lawn and titles it "A Night On the Grass". (July 27, 2012)

Suzanne Terito of Lindenhurst took this picture of
(Credit: Suzanne Terito)

Suzanne Terito of Lindenhurst took this picture of Ralph Lee of West Babylon with his son 10-year-old son Matthew at Cedar Beach in Babylon. (Aug. 1, 2012)

Michelle Mascolo of Plainview took this photo of
(Credit: Michelle Mascolo)

Michelle Mascolo of Plainview took this photo of visiting cousins from taken at the fire island lighthouse of visiting cousins from Wyoming, Minnesota (a suburb of St. Paul) at the Fire Island Lighthouse. They are, from the left, Hannah Jents, 12, Madelyn Jents, 14, Maron Jents, 10, and Levi Jents, 6. (July 31, 2012)

Janice Richman of Smithtown took this photo of
(Credit: Janice Richman)

Janice Richman of Smithtown took this photo of a circle of friends. Clockwise from top, Liana Richman, Katie Ulick, Lexi Doerrie, Samantha Sattanino, Skyler Sattanino, Ally Chang, Stephanie Sattanino, and Zoe Richman gather together on the lawn in Commack. (Aug. 2012)

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Joseph Richard Schlauch of Franklin Square took this
(Credit: Richard)

Joseph Richard Schlauch of Franklin Square took this picture of his 4-year old granddaughter Amen Theresa McKee as she bungee jumped at Adventureland in Farmingdale. "She refused to leave the park until we let her try it." (July 6, 2012)

Sue Lowney of took this picture of her
(Credit: Sue Lowney)

Sue Lowney of took this picture of her 8-year old daughter Shannon Lowney swimming the butterfly stroke in a duel meet at Marjorie Post Park Pool in Massapequa. (July 28, 2013)

Four friends sit on the dock in Oyster
(Credit: Molly Geary)

Four friends sit on the dock in Oyster Bay before heading off to college. (Aug. 30, 2013)

Ryan Hutnick of Shirley took this picture of
(Credit: Ryan Hutnick)

Ryan Hutnick of Shirley took this picture of John Youmans of Shirley, hard-flipping his skateboard as Charles Vasquez, also of Shirley, is videotaping him at Mastic Skatepark. (Sept. 2012)

Tricia Connelly of Port Jeffereson took this picture

reader photosTricia ConnellyTricia Connelly of Port Jeffereson took this picture of her daughters by the car. She writes, "This is what happens when Mom turns her back for a second, and the older sis grabs the hose!" (Sept. 2012)

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Dana Fitzpatrick of Holtsville took this photo of
(Credit: Dana Fitzpatrick)

Dana Fitzpatrick of Holtsville took this photo of Gianna Guastaferro, left, and cousin (Dana's daughter) Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, both 6, walking at the Pennysaver Amphitheatre in Farmingville dressed as princesses after seeing "Cinderella." (Sept. 2012)

Hans Henke of Patchogue took this picture of
(Credit: Hans Henke)

Hans Henke of Patchogue took this picture of his granddaughters, Julia Johnson, 10, of Blue Point, Olivia Brinkman, 10, of Patchogue, and Meaghan Johnson, 8, of Blue Point while saying hello to the friendly deer at Smith Point County Park Campground. (Sept. 16, 2012)

Linda Richards of East Moriches took this picture
(Credit: Linda Richards)

Linda Richards of East Moriches took this picture of the Just Groovin' Band belting out tunes at the Smith Point Beach Hut in Shirley with the Just Groovin' Band. "It was time to shake your groove thang! So much fun!" (July, 2012)

Dominick Chiuchiolo of Manorville took this photo of
(Credit: Dominick Chiuchiolo)

Dominick Chiuchiolo of Manorville took this photo of his 2-year son, Kaden, and family friend Nicolette Carlo, 7, of Bohemia, "having fun with the hay at the local farm in Manorville." (Oct. 2012)

Kristen Morris of Valley Stream took this picture
(Credit: Kristen Morris)

Kristen Morris of Valley Stream took this picture of her daughters and a friend at Lavender by the Bay Farm in East Marion. Chloe Morris, 6, left, her sister Jayda, 2, and neighbor Madison Ford, 6, were excited to see and smell the sweet lavender. (July 28, 2012)

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Eileen Ortenzi of Bay Shore took this picture
(Credit: Eileen Ortenzi)

Eileen Ortenzi of Bay Shore took this picture of her children, Brendan, 8, and Megan, 5, on their first ferry ride of the summer. "We were heading to Kismet, Fire Island." (July 2012)

Jason Fried of Smithtown took this picture of
(Credit: Jason Fried)

Jason Fried of Smithtown took this picture of his children, Sofia, 6, Mia, 22 months and Brandon, 9, while Alana, 4, watches them head down the yellow trail at Mashomack Preserve on Shelter Island. "Don't worry, she caught up." (Sept. 2012)

Pamela Lucas of Rockville Centre took this photo
(Credit: Pamela Lucas)

Pamela Lucas of Rockville Centre took this photo of her grandson Brody Lucas, 2, being tossed in the air by his father, Ryan, of Oceanside on the family's summer vacation at Foster Memorial Beach in Sag Harbor. (Aug. 28, 2012)

John O'Brien of Westbury took this picture of
(Credit: John O'Brien)

John O'Brien of Westbury took this picture of the cross-country winners in the Special Olympics Long Island Fall Classic at Stars in Cantiague Park in Hicksville. (Sept. 22, 2012)

Tom Whalen of Oakdale took this picture of
(Credit: Tom Whalen)

Tom Whalen of Oakdale took this picture of his 9-year-old son, Jack, illustrating "just how low the tide got at Short Beach in Nissequogue yesterday by posing in front of this huge boulder, which clearly shows where the water level is at high tide."

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Rory Sherman of Lake Grove took this picture
(Credit: Rory Sherman)

Rory Sherman of Lake Grove took this picture of his twins, Olivia and Chloe Sherman, 5, hanging out on the anchor near the Fire Island Lighthouse.

Karen Wilson of Westbury took this photo of
(Credit: Karen Wilson)

Karen Wilson of Westbury took this photo of Stephanie Washington and baby Ava cheering runners on at the Long Island Marathon. (May, 2012)

Lisa Hueber of Port Jefferson Station took this
(Credit: Lisa Hueber)

Lisa Hueber of Port Jefferson Station took this picture of her sons, Thomas, 5, and Patrick, 2, climbing a tree off a trail at West Meadow Beach in Setauket.

Fran Zahn of Massapequa took this photo of
(Credit: Fran Zahn)

Fran Zahn of Massapequa took this photo of blueberries and strawberries for sale at a farm stand in Orient. "Delicious berries on a warm afternoon." (2012)

Fran Miness of Roslyn Heights took this photo
(Credit: Fran Miness)

Fran Miness of Roslyn Heights took this photo of her 3-year old grandson Daniel Whitehill while he is celebrating "the beginning of summer, the Mets' first no-hitter and a beautiful day on the Long Beach boardwalk, with a yummy ice cream cone." (June 3, 2012)

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Andrew Sable of Bellmore took this picture of
(Credit: Andy Sable)

Andrew Sable of Bellmore took this picture of country western singer Brad Paisley performing at the Nikon Theater at Jones Beach in Wantagh on a cold rainy evening. (June, 2012)

Alexa Telano of Bellmore took this picture of
(Credit: Alexa Telano)

Alexa Telano of Bellmore took this picture of the Aerosmith finale at the Aerosmith/Cheap Trick concert at Nassau Coliseum.

Timothy Butler of Sayville took this picture of
(Credit: Timothy Butler)

Timothy Butler of Sayville took this picture of members of the Wetpants Sailing group of Sayville participating in a regatta on the Great South Bay in Sayville. (July 13, 2012)

Linda Moran of Manorville took this picture of
(Credit: Linda Moran)

Linda Moran of Manorville took this picture of her daughter Samantha Moran,10, with her dog, Buddy, on the beach in Center Moriches. (July, 2012)

Virginia Halbin of North Babylon took this photo
(Credit: Virginia Halbin)

Virginia Halbin of North Babylon took this photo of her 8-year old son, Jason, playing on the swings at Belmont State Park. (July 2012)

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Joe Abate of Island Park took this picture
(Credit: Joe Abate)

Joe Abate of Island Park took this picture of an antiques shop in Brookhaven. (July 2012)

Cathryn Mackie of Lindenhurst took this photo of
(Credit: Cathryn Mackie)

Cathryn Mackie of Lindenhurst took this photo of red, white and blue. On the left is Liam Jordan, 7, and beside him, Ethan Mackie, 8, showing off their patriotic colors at the North Broome Avenue block party in Lindenhurst. (Aug. 20, 2012)

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