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Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer in the US and for most Americans is a time spent with family and friends in the sun. This year, as cases of COVID-19 continue to spread and the national death toll of the coronavirus pandemic nears 100,000, the day's festivities were overshadowed with the looming threat of a possible second wave of coronavirus infections. Still, after months of sheltering in place, many Americans were eager to hit the beach and enjoy the seasonably beautiful weather that most states experienced this past weekend.
These pictures show how many Americans spent their Memorial Day weekend amid the coronavirus pandemic that is far from over.