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Though the calendar says that 11 days remain until the first day of summer, temperatures in much of the northern hemisphere are already sweltering. Large parts of the American northeast experienced record high temperatures this week, while dry, hot weather in the American southwest and eastern Russia sparked numerous wildfires. Today's collection shows some of the ways people (and animals) have been coping with or enjoying the late spring heat. [ 33 photos ] Use j/k keys or ←/→ to navigate Choose:
first image 'angel soldier' by lee yongbaek -- the scene is superficial, masking soldiers camouflaged in floral-printed military uniforms image © designboom for the venice art bienniale 2011 , the korean pavilion is presenting 14 multimedia works by artist lee yongbaek in an exhibition titled, 'the love is gone but the scar will heal.' with works in video, photography, sculpture and painting, the show explores identity and existentialism amid the artifice of contemporary society. 'angel soldier' is a video performance in what appears to be a floral landscape, set to the calm sounds of nature. at first sight, it seems to be a still image, but upon closer inspection, the heavily florid picture separates before the eyes as an optical illusion, revealing three-dimensional flowers in the foreground and, behind, a soldier slowly creeping along, masked in the print’s camouflage.