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Gorgeous photos of kite fliers, beach bums, and men playing chess in their underwear.

As the summer heat cranks up, here are summer scenes from around the world.

People sunbathe on Regla beach in Chipiona, near the southern Spanish city of Cadiz. Photo by Javier Barbancho/Reuters



Residents crowd in a swimming pool to escape the summer heat during a hot weather spell in Daying county of Suining, Sichuan province. Photo by Reuters



People visit the public swimming pool Schoenbrunner Bad in Vienna. Photo by Lisi Niesner/Reuters



A boy cools off at the Crown Fountain at Millennium Park in Chicago. Photo by Jim Young/Reuters



Palestinian children fly kites on the beach of Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip. Photo by Mohammed Salem/Reuters



Men play chess on a public beach near Dnipro river in Kiev. Photo by Konstantin Chernichkin/Reuters



Postcard is our daily look at compelling photos from cities around the world. Have an idea for a future Postcard? Email aerickson@theatlantic.com.
 

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