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Autumn leaves New London at peak color

By Tim Cook

Publication: theday.com

Published October 23. 2013 7:00PM   Updated October 24. 2013 12:11AM
Tim Cook/The Day
A Connecticut College student walks through the glow of the autumn leaves Wednesday afternoon in the arboretum on the college’s campus in New London.

New London - A Connecticut College student walks through the glow of the autumn leaves Wednesday afternoon in the arboretum on the college’s campus in New London.

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s current foliage report predicts peak color in southeastern Connecticut from Oct. 24 through Nov. 6.

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