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These Pictures Show How Hot This Summer Has Been Around The World

As scorching heat waves bare down on much of the US and Europe, people are finding fun and inventive ways to cool off.

Posted on July 30, 2019, at 4:59 p.m. ET

New York City

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People cool off in the Unisphere fountain at Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in Queens, July 21.

Chongqing, China

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People dressed as Spider-Man play in a swimming pool during a flash mob event at a water park, July 27.

Oslo

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People plunge into the water of the newly opened resort Bekkelagsbadet, July 23.

Tokyo

Issei Kato / Reuters

A child at a misting tower during a proving test of heat countermeasures for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, July 25.

Washington, DC

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Water for sale at the National Mall during a heat wave, July 20.

Chongqing, China

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Tourists enjoy hot pot in an ice cave to escape the heat wave, July 27.

The Hague, Netherlands

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People enjoy a water fight on the Malieveld park, July 24.

Helsinki, Finland

Lehtikuva Lehtikuva / Reuters

People make their way for a skinny dip in the sea after sweating in the Sompasauna, a public sauna, July 27.

Gaza City, Gaza Strip

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Palestinians in the sea during a hot day, July 5.

Chicago

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People hang out in the Crown Fountain as temperatures climb into the nineties with a heat index reaching as high as 115 degrees, July 19.

Saint-Malo, France

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People line up to dive into the landmark sea pool of Saint-Malo in the Brittany region of France, July 23.

De Haan, Belgium

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People at the beach during a hot summer day, July 25.

Paris

Rafael Yaghobzadeh / AP

People enjoy the sun and the fountains of the Trocadero Gardens, July 25.

Hamburg, Germany

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A woman has sunscreen applied by her friend on the beach, July 25.

Rome

Andrew Medichini / AP

Tourists hold umbrellas to shelter from the sun as they walk past the Colosseum, July 26.

St. Petersburg

Dmitri Lovetsky / AP

People bathe on a beach at the Gulf of Finland, July 27.

Durrës, Albania

Gent Shkullaku / AFP / Getty Images

This aerial view shows parasols on a beach of the Adriatic Sea, July 6.

Copenhagen

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Locals and tourists enjoy the warm weather at Ofelia Square, July 25.

Prague

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A girl stands under a spray of water during a hot and sunny day at the Wenceslas Square, July 24.

Beirut, Lebanon

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Men sunbathe at the rocky seafront in Raouché, July 15.

Istanbul

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Kids jump into the water at the Karakoy shore, July 3.

Kiev

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A boy soaks his head at a fountain, July 1.

Dalian, China

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People crowd a beach resort, July 27.

Bhaktapur, Nepal

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People stand under a waterfall to beat the heat at Muhan Pokhari, July 28.

Vienna

Lisi Niesner / Reuters

A teenager jumps into Alte Donau, an abandoned meander of the Danube river, July 25.

Vatican City

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A man refreshes at a public fountain, June 30.

Madrid

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People stand under fountains beside the Manzanares river, June 30.

Sheffield, England

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A boy plays in a fountain at the city center, July 27.

Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Young people take a bath in the Buriganga River, July 3.


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