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We can never get enough of our gorgeous state and the people, plants, and animals, that live here. So here are our favorite photos of Arizona that we found this week.

“Quiet! This is a library!”

It doesn’t look like your typical library, but the ASU Polytechnic campus preserves nearly 900,000 books in this 50-degree room. We know where we want to be when July rolls around.

If you like libraries, check out this $6.5 million house in Phoenix that features a two-story library with a smart roof.

Extreme light pollution

Generally, light pollution from cities gets a bad rap because it prevents us from seeing the night sky in all its glory. However, you must admit that, in the right circumstances, light pollution offers its own kind of beauty.

I spied on you last night. 🌃👀 – A challenging hike is much more challenging with a 40-or-so pound pack and camera gear. As always, summiting Flat Iron was an incredibly rewarding and beautiful experience. I arrived at my campsite at sunset, stargazed, awed at the entirety of the Phoenix Metro area's city lights, and awoke just before dawn…oh yea, and endured something like 20-30mph winds almost all night and morning, and a campsite too rocky to stake down my tent…but large rocky weights worked to my advantage. Overall an awesome, exhausting experience. 11/10 will do again! 😎 – – – #instagramaz #igersphx #arizonahiking #arizonahighways #arizona_landscapes #arizonacollective #az_living_ #see_arizona #weownthenight_az #night_excl #nightphotography #longexposure_shots #longexpoelite #westcoast_exposures #sonyalpha #sonyimages #ig_color #mg5k #aov5k #eclectic_shotz #igsouthwest #hikeaz #werehikers #optoutside #neverstopexploring #letscamp #desertnightscapes #explorearizona #arizonasbest #alphacollective

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Desert lightning

There are no words.

Getting sentimental

The restored B-17G, “Sentimental Journey,” over at the Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum sure looks good in the Arizona sunshine.

#thesentimentaljourney #airfield #b17 #b17flyingfortress #b17bomber #plane #shinyandchrome

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Get calf-einated

Check out the Phoenix Zoo’s newest addition. Isn’t he cute?

Forget Niagara

There’s more water in Arizona than most people think. Now, who brought the barrel?

A pool with a view

We know where we’re going for our next summer staycation.

Pupnado 2: Electric Boogaloo

Think Sharknado meets Tron meets Air Bud. We would totally watch that movie.

Her secret is… being the cutest dog in #dtphx. 📷: @davebrookhouser #nationalpuppyday

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