Here's What Summer Looked Like 20 Years Ago In 1999

The final summer of the millennium was full of endless possibilities and infinite fun.

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People enjoy the beach of Cabourg, France, Aug. 1.

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People partake in Berlin's Love Parade, July 10.

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Police move to evict revelers at Stonehenge after a large number of people converged on the site to view the sunrise during the celebration of the summer solstice, June 21.

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People use protective eyewear to observe a total eclipse in Nice, France, Aug. 11.

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Girls from Haberdasher's Monmouth School for Girls cool down in London's River Thames on the first day of the 150th Henley Royal Regatta rowing event, June 30.

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Surfers hold up the longest surfboard in the world at Fistral Beach in Newquay, England, Aug. 6.

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A man cools himself off at a fountain in Washington, DC, July 31.

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People tour the Underwater World aquarium located at the lower level of the Mall of America in Minneapolis, June 1.


Vice President Al Gore, accompanied by Bill Nye, talk about climate change to summer camp students at the National Geographic Society in Washington, DC, Aug. 2.

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A new electric car is displayed at a shopping mall in Burbank, California, Aug. 8.

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Texas Gov. George W. Bush waves to supporters as he arrives on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, during his campaign for president, July 31.


Britney Spears signs an autograph for a fan during an appearance at San Francisco's Union Square to promote her upcoming concert tour, July 29.

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NSYNC perform at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California, July 21.

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People line up to purchase Furby toys in Fukuoka, Japan, May 29.

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Volunteers roll up large movie posters as part of the Denver Public Library's 1999 Teen Summer of Reading program, June 7.

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Kids play educational games during summer camp at the Boys & Girls Club in Corpus Christi, Texas, June 2.

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A girl takes a picture of one of the 300 life-size painted and sculpted fiberglass cows on display as part of the "Cows on Parade" exhibition in Chicago, June 29.

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Members of the US women's national soccer team play with beach balls before their practice in Claremont, California, July 8.

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Mickey Mouse waves from atop his antique horse-drawn carriage as he helps Bartlesville, Oklahoma, celebrate the 4th of July, July 3.


Dykes on Bikes riders apply the finishing touches of makeup prior to the start of the San Francisco Pride Parade, June 27.

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People participate in the annual Mermaid Parade in Coney Island, New York, June 27.

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A young couple wrapped in a sleeping bag watch the sunrise over the Glastonbury Festival, June 1.



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