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Summer weather brings people together outside to enjoy music festivals, county fairs, carnivals and religious observations. I've gathered here some recent images of these celebrations, including a flaming horseman in Kyrgyzstan, Bastille Day in France, a German fun park inside a former nuclear power plant, and much more. [39 photos]

A girl on her father's shoulders looks through a maze of sunflowers growing in a field during a three-day sunflower festival in the town of Nogi, Tochigi prefecture, north of Tokyo, on July 24, 2011. A total of some 200,000 sunflowers welcomed guests for the summer festival, an annual draw for the small town. (Kazuhuro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images)

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PINK TIARAS PINK TIARAS: People attended the Roze Maandag Tilburg in the Netherlands, Monday. ‘Roze Maandag’ (Pink Monday), is a special day for gay men and lesbians. (Robert Vos/European Pressphoto Agency)

RED HEELS RED HEELS: Models posed Sunday during Round 10 at the 2011 Formula One World Championship in Nurburg, Germany. (Mirko Stange/Zuma Press)

RED-EYE FLIGHT RED-EYE FLIGHT: Riders prepared a hot-air balloon Monday for an early morning flight over London. Seven balloons took part in a collaboration with the London Sky Orchestra project. (Andrew Winning/Reuters)

FANS PAY RESPECT FANS PAY RESPECT: Fans left flowers, pictures and messages in tribute to late British singer Amy Winehouse Monday near her house in north London. The family of Ms. Winehouse said Sunday they have been left ‘bereft’ by her death at the age of 27. (Ben Stansall/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

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