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A day lounging poolside or laying on the beach comes with an inherent risk: the possibility that you’ll get a little over-roasted, with that stinging, hot pain that means you were out too long. But these Gothamites’ sunburn stories make your average pink nose or peeling shoulders seem a little more tolerable. Click through the slideshow to read about your fellow New Yorkers’ worst burns—after reading these, you’ll definitely remember to put sunscreen in your beach bag next time.
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