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June Will End with a Rare 61-Second Minute

Big Ben fireworks Jan. 1, 2015

Fireworks explode over the clock known as Big Ben housed in Elizabeth Tower, to celebrate the New Year in London, Jan. 1, 2015.

Credit: AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth

We'll need to wait for July just a shade longer, as the world's timekeepers have added a leap second June 30—to officially keep Earth and our precise, atomic clocks in sync.

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