This was a summer that many of us won't soon forget, but not for the usual reasons of memory-making vacations, crowded backyard barbecues, trips to the pool, and the like. Many of those options were off-limits to us in a season marked by a pandemic. But — perhaps not surprisingly — Americans still found ways to enjoy these warmer-temperature months, just usually with masks on and a bit farther apart than normal. Keep clicking for 30 across-the-nation shots that show just how surreal a COVID-focused summer can get.
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