It's Getting Hot in Here: Europe’s Baking in Summer Heat

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In the past couple of days Europe has suffered a heatwave, which forced people to seek refuge in the shadows of buildings, city fountains and even in their own bathtubs. July 1 was recorded as the hottest day in Britain in the last nine years, with temperatures reaching 36.7 °C.

In the past couple of days Europe has suffered a heatwave, which forced people to seek refuge in the shadows of buildings, city fountains and even in their own bathtubs. July 1 was recorded as the hottest day in Britain in the last nine years, with temperatures reaching 36.7 °C.

© AFP 2022 / Robin Van LonkhuijsenAn aerial view shows sunbathers sitting under colorful umbrellas on the beach in Scheveningen, the Netherlands, on July 1, 2015, on a warm summer day. A blistering heatwave swept through Europe on July 1 bringing blackouts to France and fears of heat stroke for Wimbledon tennis fans.
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An aerial view shows sunbathers sitting under colorful umbrellas on the beach in Scheveningen, the Netherlands, on July 1, 2015, on a warm summer day. A blistering heatwave swept through Europe on July 1 bringing blackouts to France and fears of heat stroke for Wimbledon tennis fans.
© AP Photo / Frank AugsteinSix-year-old Harvey enjoys playing with water as the Wimbledon Tennis Championships are seen on a huge screen in London, Wednesday, July 1, 2015.
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Six-year-old Harvey enjoys playing with water as the Wimbledon Tennis Championships are seen on a huge screen in London, Wednesday, July 1, 2015.
© AP Photo / Thibault CamusA man relaxes by the fountain of the Trocadero gardens, in front of the Eiffel Tower, in Paris, Wednesday, July 1, 2015.
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A man relaxes by the fountain of the Trocadero gardens, in front of the Eiffel Tower, in Paris, Wednesday, July 1, 2015.
© AFP 2022 / Georges GobetA young man cools off his dog in a fountain in Place Royale in Nantes on June 30, 2015. France is bracing for a heat wave.
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A young man cools off his dog in a fountain in Place Royale in Nantes on June 30, 2015. France is bracing for a heat wave.
© AP Photo / Francisco SecoYoungsters play with a ball at the Carcavelos beach in Cascais, near Lisbon, Portugal, Tuesday, June 30, 2015.
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Youngsters play with a ball at the Carcavelos beach in Cascais, near Lisbon, Portugal, Tuesday, June 30, 2015.
© AFP 2022 / Jean-Pierre MullerA white tiger licks a frozen block of ice at the Bordeaux-Pessac zoo, southwestern France, on June 30, 2015, as a heatwave grips western Europe, with temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit).
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A white tiger licks a frozen block of ice at the Bordeaux-Pessac zoo, southwestern France, on June 30, 2015, as a heatwave grips western Europe, with temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit).
© AP Photo / Andrew MedichiniPeople sit in the last line of shade, in downtown Rome, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. A mass of hot air moving north from Africa is bringing a heat wave to Europe with temperatures reaching 40 degrees Celsius (114 Fahrenheit).
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People sit in the last line of shade, in downtown Rome, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. A mass of hot air moving north from Africa is bringing a heat wave to Europe with temperatures reaching 40 degrees Celsius (114 Fahrenheit).
© AP Photo / Alvaro BarrientosA woman uses a fan to cool off in the shade on a hot summer day, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Tuesday, June 30, 2015.
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A woman uses a fan to cool off in the shade on a hot summer day, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Tuesday, June 30, 2015.
© AP Photo / Markus SchreiberGirls run through fountains on a warm summer day in Berlin, Germany, on Wednesday, July 1, 2015.
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Girls run through fountains on a warm summer day in Berlin, Germany, on Wednesday, July 1, 2015.
© AP Photo / Frank AugsteinA woman enjoys an ice cream in London, Wednesday, July 1, 2015, the hottest day of the year for the UK, with temperatures rising higher than 34C (93F).
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A woman enjoys an ice cream in London, Wednesday, July 1, 2015, the hottest day of the year for the UK, with temperatures rising higher than 34C (93F).
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