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LAKE MEAD, NEV. -- WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2015: Lightning and rainbow form over Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Nevada Wednesday, July 1, 2015. The storm brought very little rain to the lake, which is at a historic low.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Schaben / Los Angeles Times

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Silvia Izquierdo / AP

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AXEL HEIMKEN / dpa

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Seth Wenig / AP

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In Wednesday’s Pictures in the News, lightning strikes over the Queen Mary in Long Beach where wind, showers and lighting rolled through the area late Wednesday afternoon. All Los Angeles County beaches were closed due to lightning strikes, and a flex alert has been issued asking residents statewide to reduce their energy consumption between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. Wednesday. A wave of triple-digit temperatures was forecast this week.

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