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Beating the heat

<p>A Palestinian boy cools off in the water of a natural spring known as Ein al-Sultan, near the West Bank city of Jericho August 19, 2010. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman</p>

A Palestinian boy cools off in the water of a natural spring known as Ein al-Sultan, near the West Bank city of Jericho August 19, 2010. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

A Palestinian boy cools off in the water of a natural spring known as Ein al-Sultan, near the West Bank city of Jericho August 19, 2010. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

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<p>Ethan Feldman plays in the fountain at Rockville Town Square on a hot day in Maryland, July 28, 2010. REUTERS/Larry Downing </p>

Ethan Feldman plays in the fountain at Rockville Town Square on a hot day in Maryland, July 28, 2010. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Ethan Feldman plays in the fountain at Rockville Town Square on a hot day in Maryland, July 28, 2010. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>A boy plays at a public fountain to escape the heat in Jinan, Shandong province, China, August 4, 2010.  REUTERS/Stringer</p>

A boy plays at a public fountain to escape the heat in Jinan, Shandong province, China, August 4, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

A boy plays at a public fountain to escape the heat in Jinan, Shandong province, China, August 4, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Aleksandr Durevyagin of Russia squirts water onto his head to cool off after finishing in the 400 metres hurdles heats at the European Athletics Championships in Barcelona July 28, 2010. REUTERS/Sergio Perez</p>

Aleksandr Durevyagin of Russia squirts water onto his head to cool off after finishing in the 400 metres hurdles heats at the European Athletics Championships in Barcelona July 28, 2010. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Aleksandr Durevyagin of Russia squirts water onto his head to cool off after finishing in the 400 metres hurdles heats at the European Athletics Championships in Barcelona July 28, 2010. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

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<p>A woman cools down in a waterfall of a fountain as temperatures reached 31 degrees Celsius (87.8 degrees Fahrenheit) in Minsk, Belarus, July 15, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Nikolsky </p>

A woman cools down in a waterfall of a fountain as temperatures reached 31 degrees Celsius (87.8 degrees Fahrenheit) in Minsk, Belarus, July 15, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Nikolsky

A woman cools down in a waterfall of a fountain as temperatures reached 31 degrees Celsius (87.8 degrees Fahrenheit) in Minsk, Belarus, July 15, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Nikolsky

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<p>A youth jumps into a natural spring known as Ein Fawwar or Ein Maboa in the northern Judean Desert, West Bank, August 1, 2010.   REUTERS/Ammar Awad</p>

A youth jumps into a natural spring known as Ein Fawwar or Ein Maboa in the northern Judean Desert, West Bank, August 1, 2010. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

A youth jumps into a natural spring known as Ein Fawwar or Ein Maboa in the northern Judean Desert, West Bank, August 1, 2010. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

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<p>A woman escapes from a heatwave by swimming in the Dnipro river as temperatures reached 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit) in Kiev July 18, 2010. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin</p>

A woman escapes from a heatwave by swimming in the Dnipro river as temperatures reached 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit) in Kiev July 18, 2010. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin

A woman escapes from a heatwave by swimming in the Dnipro river as temperatures reached 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit) in Kiev July 18, 2010. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin

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<p>Boys jump in a pond to cool off in Agartala, capital of India's northeastern state of Tripura, April 16, 2010.   REUTERS/Jayanta Dey </p>

Boys jump in a pond to cool off in Agartala, capital of India's northeastern state of Tripura, April 16, 2010. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

Boys jump in a pond to cool off in Agartala, capital of India's northeastern state of Tripura, April 16, 2010. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

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<p>A German shepherd dog leaps into the air to bite a water balloon thrown her way while playing on a hot summer day in Encinitas, California August 16, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake</p>

A German shepherd dog leaps into the air to bite a water balloon thrown her way while playing on a hot summer day in Encinitas, California August 16, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A German shepherd dog leaps into the air to bite a water balloon thrown her way while playing on a hot summer day in Encinitas, California August 16, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Children play as they cool themselves in a fountain as the air temperature reached 33 degrees Celsius (91.4 degrees Fahrenheit) in central Kiev, June 11, 2010. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich</p>

Children play as they cool themselves in a fountain as the air temperature reached 33 degrees Celsius (91.4 degrees Fahrenheit) in central Kiev, June 11, 2010. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Children play as they cool themselves in a fountain as the air temperature reached 33 degrees Celsius (91.4 degrees Fahrenheit) in central Kiev, June 11, 2010. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

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<p>A holidaymaker cools herself at a public beach in the Aegean town of Kucukkuyu, western Turkey, August 7, 2010.    REUTERS/Murad Sezer</p>

A holidaymaker cools herself at a public beach in the Aegean town of Kucukkuyu, western Turkey, August 7, 2010. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

A holidaymaker cools herself at a public beach in the Aegean town of Kucukkuyu, western Turkey, August 7, 2010. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

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<p>Swimmers dive into lake Leman on a hot summer's day in Lutry, Switzerland, August 15, 2009.   REUTERS/Denis Balibouse </p>

Swimmers dive into lake Leman on a hot summer's day in Lutry, Switzerland, August 15, 2009. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Swimmers dive into lake Leman on a hot summer's day in Lutry, Switzerland, August 15, 2009. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

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<p>A child cools off as he plays with a fountain on the Mediterranean sea side during a hot summer day in Tel Aviv August 17, 2010.   REUTERS/Nir Elias</p>

A child cools off as he plays with a fountain on the Mediterranean sea side during a hot summer day in Tel Aviv August 17, 2010. REUTERS/Nir Elias

A child cools off as he plays with a fountain on the Mediterranean sea side during a hot summer day in Tel Aviv August 17, 2010. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>A woman swings a child through the spray from a fire hydrant during a heat wave in the Brooklyn section of New York July 6, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi</p>

A woman swings a child through the spray from a fire hydrant during a heat wave in the Brooklyn section of New York July 6, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

A woman swings a child through the spray from a fire hydrant during a heat wave in the Brooklyn section of New York July 6, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

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<p>A boy bathes in a tube well to beat the heat on the outskirts of the northern Indian city of Chandigarh June 29, 2009.    REUTERS/Ajay Verma</p>

A boy bathes in a tube well to beat the heat on the outskirts of the northern Indian city of Chandigarh June 29, 2009. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

A boy bathes in a tube well to beat the heat on the outskirts of the northern Indian city of Chandigarh June 29, 2009. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

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<p>A swimmer takes a shower on a beach during a day as temperatures soar to 40 Celsius degrees in Athens' suburb of Alimos July 8, 2008. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis</p>

A swimmer takes a shower on a beach during a day as temperatures soar to 40 Celsius degrees in Athens' suburb of Alimos July 8, 2008. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis

A swimmer takes a shower on a beach during a day as temperatures soar to 40 Celsius degrees in Athens' suburb of Alimos July 8, 2008. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis

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<p>A boy cools himself in a fountain in the centre of Budapest on July 17, 2007 as a heat wave hit Hungary with temperatures surging close to 40 degrees Celsius. Authorities ordered a third degree heat alert. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh</p>

A boy cools himself in a fountain in the centre of Budapest on July 17, 2007 as a heat wave hit Hungary with temperatures surging close to 40 degrees Celsius. Authorities ordered a third degree heat alert. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

A boy cools himself in a fountain in the centre of Budapest on July 17, 2007 as a heat wave hit Hungary with temperatures surging close to 40 degrees Celsius. Authorities ordered a third degree heat alert. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

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<p>A man jumps from a five meter platform at a swimming pool during a hot summer day in Belgrade July 17, 2010.  REUTERS/Marko Djurica</p>

A man jumps from a five meter platform at a swimming pool during a hot summer day in Belgrade July 17, 2010. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

A man jumps from a five meter platform at a swimming pool during a hot summer day in Belgrade July 17, 2010. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

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<p>A man cools off at a fountain in downtown Rome July 23, 2010, as he takes respite from the summer heat. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi</p>

A man cools off at a fountain in downtown Rome July 23, 2010, as he takes respite from the summer heat. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

A man cools off at a fountain in downtown Rome July 23, 2010, as he takes respite from the summer heat. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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<p>Boys play inside a water park to cool themselves on a hot day in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad April 13, 2010.   REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder</p>

Boys play inside a water park to cool themselves on a hot day in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad April 13, 2010. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder

Boys play inside a water park to cool themselves on a hot day in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad April 13, 2010. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder

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