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Briana and Sarah Howe, sisters, swing in the air 2-year old Charlotte Cain, daughter of their mother's friend, at Robert Moses Beach in Babylon. (July 30, 2012)

Glimpses of the summer of 2012

The summer of 2012 has been sweaty and sun-splashed. As the season draws to its sultry close, Long Islanders will continue to do what they've done to survive this year's heat: surrender and submerge. We hit the beaches from Long Beach to Sunken Meadow State Park, from Robert Moses and Jones Beach to Crab Meadow, and dove right in.

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People wait for the shower at Jones Beach
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People wait for the shower at Jones Beach in Wantagh at the end of the day. (Aug. 16, 2012)

Borben Greenidge of Queens sits by herself, seeking
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Borben Greenidge of Queens sits by herself, seeking some solace, on the beach under her umbrella at Long Beach. (Aug. 16, 2012)

Siblings Elo Otobo and Oherri Otobo from Nigeria,
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Siblings Elo Otobo and Oherri Otobo from Nigeria, who are on vacation, pose for the camera at Long Beach. (Jun. 20, 2012)

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Katia Lolasco, right, with her daughter Luz Florentino,
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Katia Lolasco, right, with her daughter Luz Florentino, 13, help 3-year old Rosalinda Lolasco into the water at Sunken Meadow State Park in St. James while her 11-year old son Emilio Lolasco looks on. (Aug. 17, 2012)

Elizabeth Stoner, 9 and from Levittown, jumps over
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Elizabeth Stoner, 9 and from Levittown, jumps over a wave at Long Beach. (Aug. 16, 2012)

Volunteers also are needed to plant flowers May
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Volunteers also are needed to plant flowers May 18 at Gold Star Battalion Beach from 10 a.m. to noon. at Crab Meadow Beach in Northport. (Aug. 7, 2012)

Two women take shade under the boardwalk in
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Two women take shade under the boardwalk in Long Beach on a hot June day. (June 20, 2012)

Victoria Galluzzii from Long Beach plays an informal
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Victoria Galluzzii from Long Beach plays an informal game of paddle ball at the edge of the water in Long Beach. (Aug. 16, 2012)

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Briana and Sarah Howe, sisters, swing in the
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Briana and Sarah Howe, sisters, swing in the air 2-year old Charlotte Cain, daughter of their mother's friend, at Robert Moses Beach in Babylon. (July 30, 2012)

Five friends -- from the left, Danielle Castellano,
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Five friends -- from the left, Danielle Castellano, 13, Nicole Trisciuzzi, 14, Julia Esposito, 14, Diana Decanio,12, and Sofia Palazzolo (rear-most) sit in the clear water at Robert Moses Beach in Babylon. (July 30, 2012)

Boys and girls at low tide jump off
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Boys and girls at low tide jump off the sandbar at Crab Meadow Beach in Northport. (Aug. 7, 2012)

A girl chases the waves into shore at
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A girl chases the waves into shore at Jones Beach in Wantagh. (Aug. 17, 2012)

Gina Abbatiello from Northport sits in the water
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Gina Abbatiello from Northport sits in the water at Crab Meadow Beach in Northport. (Aug. 7, 2012)

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Lucie Bienne, 5, looks out at the beach
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Lucie Bienne, 5, looks out at the beach from the steps at Jones Beach in Wantagh. (July 4, 2012)

Gerardo Medina, 5 and of Brooklyn, wiggles his
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Gerardo Medina, 5 and of Brooklyn, wiggles his sand-covered toes at Robert Moses Beach in Babylon. (July 30, 2012)

Ann Reilly of the Bronx shakes out her
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Ann Reilly of the Bronx shakes out her towel at the end of a day at Jones Beach in Wantagh. (Aug. 17, 2012)

Amanda Baldeo from lies down in the water
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Amanda Baldeo from lies down in the water letting the waves and foam roll over her at Jones Beach in Wantagh. (Aug. 17, 2012)

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