24 Pictures That Show How Far Out The Summer Of Love Really Was

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Summer of Love, presented by Getty Images.

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Larry Zupan, Mark Hunter, and Peter Pizzitola join in a group chant in New York's Central Park in June 1967.

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Left: A woman sits on a blanket in the grass during the Monterey Pop Festival in Monterey, California, in June 1967. Right: A flower child practices yoga during the the Monterey Pop Festival.

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A woman dances in the sun at the KFRC Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival, held at the summit of Mount Tamalpais near San Francisco in early June 1967.

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Left: A hippie enjoys the California sunshine in Los Angeles. Right: Hippies gather at Elysian Park in Los Angeles for a love-in celebration of peace and love.

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George Harrison listens as Ravi Shankar plays the sitar. During the photo shoot, Harrison said he was studying the sitar under Shankar because he believed Indian music could be a vessel for God's presence.

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Left: A man wears flowers in his hair at a love-in held on the grounds of Woburn Abbey in England, in August 1967. Right: A group of hippies participate in a sit-in to legalize marijuana in Hyde Park, London.

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Hippies gather for a love-in at Elysian Park in Los Angeles.

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American political and social activists Abbie Hoffman and Anita Kushner sit on either side of Linn House, a self-ordained priest of the Neo-American Church, as he performs their wedding ceremony in New York's Central Park in June 1967.

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A nomadic hippie sleeps in front of Toronto's City Hall as his pet skunk sniffs at his face.

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A group of hippies hang out during the Monterey Pop Festival.

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A woman has her face painted by a hippie friend in New York's Greenwich Village.

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Left: A young girl attends a hippie event in New York's Central Park. Right: In Chicago, a woman with flowers painted on her face participates in what she called a "be-in" alongside 3,000 other attendees on May 15, 1967.

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Young men burn their government-issued draft cards during an anti-Vietnam War protest march in Washington, DC, in 1967.

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Approximately 70,000 demonstrators join in the "Levitate the Pentagon" march in Washington, DC, in 1967.

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A nude man bathes in the San Francisco Civic Center Plaza fountain, as a crowd of 12,500 peace marchers converged to protest the draft and the Vietnam War. He later managed to escape when police gave chase.

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The Beatles pose during the press launch for their new album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, on May 19, 1967.

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Left: Singer Janis Joplin performs in 1967. Right: A hippie dances at a summer solstice celebration at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.

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People dance at a Grateful Dead performance at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco in early summer 1967.

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A group of hippies experimenting with psychedelic drugs amuse themselves with bubbles outside London's UFO Club in 1967.

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Ravi Shankar taught George Harrison the sitar. A previous version of this post misspelled Shankar's name.