A balloon-seller cycles along a street during wet weather in Beijing on June 7, 2013. More than two-thirds of Beijing's annual rainfall happens in June to August, breaking the city's otherwise dry and arid climate.

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A balloon-seller cycles along and a women takes a stroll on a wet Beijing street on Friday. More than two-thirds of the city’s annual rainfall falls in June to August, breaking the city’s otherwise dry and arid climate