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White Nights occurs in St. Petersburg

2009-06-09 13:12:05 GMT2009-06-09 21:12:05 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Picture taken at around 3:00 a.m. local time on June 6, 2009 shows a view of St. Petersburg, a Russian city lying at 60°north latitude. The day length in St. Petersburg can be nearly 20 hours in summer months, a natural phenomenon known as the White Nights that occurs in areas of high latitude. (Xinhua/Lu Jinbo)

Picture taken at around 3:00 a.m. local time on June 6, 2009 shows a view of St. Petersburg, a Russian city lying at 60°north latitude. The day length in St. Petersburg can be nearly 20 hours in summer months, a natural phenomenon known as the White Nights that occurs in areas of high latitude. (Xinhua/Lu Jinbo)

Picture taken at around 3:00 a.m. local time on June 6, 2009 shows a view of St. Petersburg, a Russian city lying at 60°north latitude. The day length in St. Petersburg can be nearly 20 hours in summer months, a natural phenomenon known as the White Nights that occurs in areas of high latitude. (Xinhua/Lu Jinbo)

Picture taken at midnight June 7, 2009 shows a view of St. Petersburg, a Russian city lying at 60°north latitude. The day length in St. Petersburg can be nearly 20 hours in summer months, a natural phenomenon known as the White Nights that occurs in areas of high latitude. (Xinhua/Lu Jinbo)

Picture taken at midnight June 7, 2009 shows a view of St. Petersburg, a Russian city lying at 60°north latitude. The day length in St. Petersburg can be nearly 20 hours in summer months, a natural phenomenon known as the White Nights that occurs in areas of high latitude.

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