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Gorgeous photos of autumn leaves to help you forget fall in SoCal is a joke

A cat plays with autumn leaves on November 1, 2015 in Sieversdorf, Germany.
A cat plays with autumn leaves on November 1, 2015 in Sieversdorf, Germany.
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If you had visions of putting on your favorite scarf and walking through orange leaves or snuggling up with a cup of coca by a cozy fire, you're out of luck this Thanksgiving weekend. 

On Thursday, Los Angeles broke its record for the hottest Thanksgiving ever with temperatures hitting 92 degrees in downtown L.A.

Not exactly the stuff of autumnal fantasies, is it?

If you're missing fall, like we are, maybe these pictures of autumn from around the world will help. Because here in Southern California, our only seasons may be "hot" and "slightly less hot," but it's always autumn in our hearts.

A man, holding an umbrella, walks through the park, covered of fallen yellow leaves, near Pristina, Kosovo on October 23, 2017.
A man, holding an umbrella, walks through the park, covered of fallen yellow leaves, near Pristina, Kosovo on October 23, 2017.
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A birch tree is wrapped in leaves changing to fall colors October 19, 2005 near Amenia, New York.
A birch tree is wrapped in leaves changing to fall colors October 19, 2005 near Amenia, New York.
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Four-year-old Hailey Bruno plays with her father Joe on a pile of fallen leaves at the Tidal Basin on a warm evening November 6, 2015 in Washington, DC.
Four-year-old Hailey Bruno plays with her father Joe on a pile of fallen leaves at the Tidal Basin on a warm evening November 6, 2015 in Washington, DC.
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Trees surrounding the historic city of Bath display their autumn colors on November 2, 2016 in Bath, England.
Trees surrounding the historic city of Bath display their autumn colors on November 2, 2016 in Bath, England.
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A leaf from a sweetgum tree lies on the grass at Godewaersvelde, France on October 27, 2017.
A leaf from a sweetgum tree lies on the grass at Godewaersvelde, France on October 27, 2017.
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Two boys walk next to trees shedding their autumn leaves in Srinagar, India on November 13, 2017.
Two boys walk next to trees shedding their autumn leaves in Srinagar, India on November 13, 2017.
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Women enjoy the leaves dropped from a tree displaying autumn colors in Ankara, Turkey on October 25, 2017.
Women enjoy the leaves dropped from a tree displaying autumn colors in Ankara, Turkey on October 25, 2017.
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The pond in Central Park as leaves start to show signs of autumn in New York City on November 8, 2010.
The pond in Central Park as leaves start to show signs of autumn in New York City on November 8, 2010.
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A woman stands in the rain beneath the fall foliage in Central Park on November 12, 2002 in New York City.
A woman stands in the rain beneath the fall foliage in Central Park on November 12, 2002 in New York City.
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A couple hold hands as they walk through a park, covered of fallen yellow leaves, near Pristina, Kosovo on October 23, 2017.
A couple hold hands as they walk through a park, covered of fallen yellow leaves, near Pristina, Kosovo on October 23, 2017.
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Leaves begin turning color in the early morning mist on October 6, 2007 as houses and trees are reflected on Big Pond near Woodford, Vermont.
Leaves begin turning color in the early morning mist on October 6, 2007 as houses and trees are reflected on Big Pond near Woodford, Vermont.
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A shrew mouse sits on an autumnally colored leaf on October 6, 2015 in Rossdorf near Darmstadt, western Germany.
A shrew mouse sits on an autumnally colored leaf on October 6, 2015 in Rossdorf near Darmstadt, western Germany.
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A small girl plays in a pile of fallen leaves at the Guenthersburgpark public park in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, on October 31, 2017.
A small girl plays in a pile of fallen leaves at the Guenthersburgpark public park in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, on October 31, 2017.
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Fall leaves are shown on October 19, 2005 near Amenia, New York.
Fall leaves are shown on October 19, 2005 near Amenia, New York.
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A duck swims on a pond covered with leaves in autumnal colors in Weiden, southern Germany, on November 20, 2015.
A duck swims on a pond covered with leaves in autumnal colors in Weiden, southern Germany, on November 20, 2015.
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The leaves on trees change to their Autumn colours in Potsdam, eastern Germany on November 3, 2016.
The leaves on trees change to their Autumn colours in Potsdam, eastern Germany on November 3, 2016.
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People play in the leaves during the mild autumn weather in Prospect Park on November 27, 2011 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
People play in the leaves during the mild autumn weather in Prospect Park on November 27, 2011 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
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People walk past trees in autumn in Hakone, Kanagawa prefecture, some 100 kilometers west of Tokyo, on November 17, 2016.
People walk past trees in autumn in Hakone, Kanagawa prefecture, some 100 kilometers west of Tokyo, on November 17, 2016.
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A fallen leaf lies on the moss covered ground on October 11, 2006 in Bear Mountain State Park near Harriman New York.
A fallen leaf lies on the moss covered ground on October 11, 2006 in Bear Mountain State Park near Harriman New York.
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The leaves change their colour in the forest near Hrensko, North Bohemia on October 23, 2016.
The leaves change their colour in the forest near Hrensko, North Bohemia on October 23, 2016.
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A tourist walks next to trees shedding their autumn leaves in Srinagar, India on November 13, 2017.
A tourist walks next to trees shedding their autumn leaves in Srinagar, India on November 13, 2017.
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During a break from the rain of Storm Aileen, the leaves of the Virginia creeper begin to take on their Autumn colour at the Tu Hwnt i'r Bont tea room on the banks of the River Conwy at Llanrwst in north Wales on September 13, 2017.
During a break from the rain of Storm Aileen, the leaves of the Virginia creeper begin to take on their Autumn colour at the Tu Hwnt i'r Bont tea room on the banks of the River Conwy at Llanrwst in north Wales on September 13, 2017.
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Sun shines through leaves in autumnal colors on October 11, 2015 in Essen, western Germany.
Sun shines through leaves in autumnal colors on October 11, 2015 in Essen, western Germany.
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A woman takes photos of fall leaves in a tree in Arlington, Virginia on October 30, 2015.
A woman takes photos of fall leaves in a tree in Arlington, Virginia on October 30, 2015.
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Dead oak leaves lay on the soil, under an autumn light in a wood in Vertou, France on October 17, 2017.
Dead oak leaves lay on the soil, under an autumn light in a wood in Vertou, France on October 17, 2017.
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With the Green Mountains in the background, the rising sun illuminates a stand of trees on October 20, 2007, in this view from Comstock House in Plainfield, Vermont.
With the Green Mountains in the background, the rising sun illuminates a stand of trees on October 20, 2007, in this view from Comstock House in Plainfield, Vermont.
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A picture taken on October 16, 2017 in Le Gavre, western France, shows oak leaves silhouetted in the autumn sun.
A picture taken on October 16, 2017 in Le Gavre, western France, shows oak leaves silhouetted in the autumn sun.
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Leaves begin turning color along a stream on October 5, 2007 in Winchendon, Massachussets.
Leaves begin turning color along a stream on October 5, 2007 in Winchendon, Massachussets.
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Autumnal leaves are seen in Kew Gardens on November 16, 2016 in Kew, England.
Autumnal leaves are seen in Kew Gardens on November 16, 2016 in Kew, England.
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People walk along the National Mall past colorful fall leaves October 25, 2016 in Washington, DC.
People walk along the National Mall past colorful fall leaves October 25, 2016 in Washington, DC.
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A pedestrian walks through autumn leaf fall and trees at Vincennes Woods in Paris on October 13, 2017.
A pedestrian walks through autumn leaf fall and trees at Vincennes Woods in Paris on October 13, 2017.
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A woman plays a drum surrounded by fallen leaves as autumn foliage fills the trees of Prospect Park on October 30, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
A woman plays a drum surrounded by fallen leaves as autumn foliage fills the trees of Prospect Park on October 30, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
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Leaves display fall colors October 6, 2007 on the road to Woodford State Park in Woodford, Vermont.
Leaves display fall colors October 6, 2007 on the road to Woodford State Park in Woodford, Vermont.
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Colored leaves drop to the crown by the vines after harvesting the grapes in autumn at Ridgeview Vineyard on November 4, 2015 in Ditchling, England.
Colored leaves drop to the crown by the vines after harvesting the grapes in autumn at Ridgeview Vineyard on November 4, 2015 in Ditchling, England.
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Maple leaves in autumnal colors lay on a tree trunk and around on November 3, 2015 in a park in Magdeburg, eastern Germany.
Maple leaves in autumnal colors lay on a tree trunk and around on November 3, 2015 in a park in Magdeburg, eastern Germany.
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A view of the fall colors October 24, 2015 along Skyline drive in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia.
A view of the fall colors October 24, 2015 along Skyline drive in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia.
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With the Green Mountains in the background, the rising sun illuminates a stand of trees on October 20, 2007, in this view from Comstock House in Plainfield, Vermont.
With the Green Mountains in the background, the rising sun illuminates a stand of trees on October 20, 2007, in this view from Comstock House in Plainfield, Vermont.
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