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    Midsummer Bonfire, Ålesund


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     mennesket photographed Midsummer celebrations in Ålesund, Norway, in 2012. This iReport was featured as the travel photo of the day on July 1, 2014.
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    The midsummer bonfire in Ålesund is an old tradition and the knowledge of how to build the largest possible fire is passed on from fathers to kids in the parts of Ålesund called Hessa and Slinningen. Bonfires to celebrate midsummer is common in the costal areas of Norway.
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