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Dog days of August

<p>People walk through a corridor with water showers at Stadionbad, a public outdoor swimming pool, in Vienna, Austria August 20, 2012. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner</p>

People walk through a corridor with water showers at Stadionbad, a public outdoor swimming pool, in Vienna, Austria August 20, 2012. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

People walk through a corridor with water showers at Stadionbad, a public outdoor swimming pool, in Vienna, Austria August 20, 2012. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

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<p>A youth jumps from a diving platform at Stadionbad, a public outdoor swimming pool, in Vienna August 20, 2012. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner </p>

A youth jumps from a diving platform at Stadionbad, a public outdoor swimming pool, in Vienna August 20, 2012. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

A youth jumps from a diving platform at Stadionbad, a public outdoor swimming pool, in Vienna August 20, 2012. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

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<p>People swim at Stadionbad, a public outdoor swimming pool, in Vienna August 20, 2012. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner </p>

People swim at Stadionbad, a public outdoor swimming pool, in Vienna August 20, 2012. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

People swim at Stadionbad, a public outdoor swimming pool, in Vienna August 20, 2012. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

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<p>A boy enjoys a mist fan at the Old Town Square in central Prague, Czech Republic August 20, 2012. REUTERS/Petr Josek</p>

A boy enjoys a mist fan at the Old Town Square in central Prague, Czech Republic August 20, 2012. REUTERS/Petr Josek

A boy enjoys a mist fan at the Old Town Square in central Prague, Czech Republic August 20, 2012. REUTERS/Petr Josek

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<p>A man and his dogs cool off in the Berounka river in the village of Dobrichovice, near Prague August 20, 2012. REUTERS/David W Cerny </p>

A man and his dogs cool off in the Berounka river in the village of Dobrichovice, near Prague August 20, 2012. REUTERS/David W Cerny

A man and his dogs cool off in the Berounka river in the village of Dobrichovice, near Prague August 20, 2012. REUTERS/David W Cerny

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<p>A woman drinks soda as she cools off in a water fountain at a public square in Prague August 20, 2012.  REUTERS/David W Cerny</p>

A woman drinks soda as she cools off in a water fountain at a public square in Prague August 20, 2012. REUTERS/David W Cerny

A woman drinks soda as she cools off in a water fountain at a public square in Prague August 20, 2012. REUTERS/David W Cerny

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<p>People cool off in the Vltava river in central Prague August 20, 2012.   REUTERS/Petr Josek</p>

People cool off in the Vltava river in central Prague August 20, 2012. REUTERS/Petr Josek

People cool off in the Vltava river in central Prague August 20, 2012. REUTERS/Petr Josek

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<p>Lifeguards (R) watch visitors crowding an artificial wave pool at a tourist resort to escape the summer heat in Daying county of Suining, Sichuan province, China August 19, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

Lifeguards (R) watch visitors crowding an artificial wave pool at a tourist resort to escape the summer heat in Daying county of Suining, Sichuan province, China August 19, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

Lifeguards (R) watch visitors crowding an artificial wave pool at a tourist resort to escape the summer heat in Daying county of Suining, Sichuan province, China August 19, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>People take a dip in a black mud pool at a tourist resort to escape the summer heat in Daying county of Suining, Sichuan province August 19, 2012.  REUTERS/Stringer </p>

People take a dip in a black mud pool at a tourist resort to escape the summer heat in Daying county of Suining, Sichuan province August 19, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

People take a dip in a black mud pool at a tourist resort to escape the summer heat in Daying county of Suining, Sichuan province August 19, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A young man jumps in a fountain of the Trocadero to cool off, in front of the Eiffel tower in Paris, August 19, 2012 as an unusual heatwave continues to hit continental Europe. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler </p>

A young man jumps in a fountain of the Trocadero to cool off, in front of the Eiffel tower in Paris, August 19, 2012 as an unusual heatwave continues to hit continental Europe. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

A young man jumps in a fountain of the Trocadero to cool off, in front of the Eiffel tower in Paris, August 19, 2012 as an unusual heatwave continues to hit continental Europe. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

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<p>A police officer reacts to the heat of the day before a speech by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuador's embassy, where he is taking refuge in London August 19, 2012.   REUTERS/Chris Helgren      </p>

A police officer reacts to the heat of the day before a speech by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuador's embassy, where he is taking refuge in London August 19, 2012. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

A police officer reacts to the heat of the day before a speech by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuador's embassy, where he is taking refuge in London August 19, 2012. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

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<p>Teenagers jump into Lake Zurich on a hot sunny summer day in Kuesnacht, Switzerland August 19, 2012. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann </p>

Teenagers jump into Lake Zurich on a hot sunny summer day in Kuesnacht, Switzerland August 19, 2012. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Teenagers jump into Lake Zurich on a hot sunny summer day in Kuesnacht, Switzerland August 19, 2012. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

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<p>A boy cools off in a fountain in front of the Berlin Cathedral on a hot sunny summer day in Berlin, August 19, 2012.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter </p>

A boy cools off in a fountain in front of the Berlin Cathedral on a hot sunny summer day in Berlin, August 19, 2012. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A boy cools off in a fountain in front of the Berlin Cathedral on a hot sunny summer day in Berlin, August 19, 2012. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

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<p>President Barack Obama wipes perspiration from his face as he speaks in a sweltering gym during a campaign stop at Windham High School in Windham, New Hampshire, August 18, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

President Barack Obama wipes perspiration from his face as he speaks in a sweltering gym during a campaign stop at Windham High School in Windham, New Hampshire, August 18, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Barack Obama wipes perspiration from his face as he speaks in a sweltering gym during a campaign stop at Windham High School in Windham, New Hampshire, August 18, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>Women sunbath by a fountain at a park of Brussels, Belgium August 18, 2012. REUTERS/Sebastien Pirlet </p>

Women sunbath by a fountain at a park of Brussels, Belgium August 18, 2012. REUTERS/Sebastien Pirlet

Women sunbath by a fountain at a park of Brussels, Belgium August 18, 2012. REUTERS/Sebastien Pirlet

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<p>People jump from a bridge into the Rhone river at the Jonction on a hot sunny summer day in Geneva, Switzerland August 18, 2012.  Picture taken with a fisheye lens. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse </p>

People jump from a bridge into the Rhone river at the Jonction on a hot sunny summer day in Geneva, Switzerland August 18, 2012. Picture taken with a fisheye lens. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

People jump from a bridge into the Rhone river at the Jonction on a hot sunny summer day in Geneva, Switzerland August 18, 2012. Picture taken with a fisheye lens. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

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<p>Children play under a shower in a public garden to cool off in the summer heat in Nice, France August 18, 2012.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard </p>

Children play under a shower in a public garden to cool off in the summer heat in Nice, France August 18, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Children play under a shower in a public garden to cool off in the summer heat in Nice, France August 18, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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<p>Bathers drift down the Limmat river on a hot summer day during the 49th public swimming event in Zurich August 18, 2012.  REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann </p>

Bathers drift down the Limmat river on a hot summer day during the 49th public swimming event in Zurich August 18, 2012. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Bathers drift down the Limmat river on a hot summer day during the 49th public swimming event in Zurich August 18, 2012. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

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<p>A young man jumps from a pedalo into the water of Lake Leman as he and his friends enjoy a hot summer day in Lausanne, Switzerland August 17, 2012. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse </p>

A young man jumps from a pedalo into the water of Lake Leman as he and his friends enjoy a hot summer day in Lausanne, Switzerland August 17, 2012. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

A young man jumps from a pedalo into the water of Lake Leman as he and his friends enjoy a hot summer day in Lausanne, Switzerland August 17, 2012. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

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<p>A member of the SAT (Andalusian Union of Workers) takes a bath to cool off in a fountain after arriving at Jimena during the first day of a march between the town of Jodar and Jaen, southern Spain August 16, 2012. REUTERS/Jon Nazca </p>

A member of the SAT (Andalusian Union of Workers) takes a bath to cool off in a fountain after arriving at Jimena during the first day of a march between the town of Jodar and Jaen, southern Spain August 16, 2012. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

A member of the SAT (Andalusian Union of Workers) takes a bath to cool off in a fountain after arriving at Jimena during the first day of a march between the town of Jodar and Jaen, southern Spain August 16, 2012. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

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<p>A man takes an afternoon nap in the shade as temperatures soar to around 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in central Madrid August 10, 2012. REUTERS/Susana Vera </p>

A man takes an afternoon nap in the shade as temperatures soar to around 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in central Madrid August 10, 2012. REUTERS/Susana Vera

A man takes an afternoon nap in the shade as temperatures soar to around 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in central Madrid August 10, 2012. REUTERS/Susana Vera

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<p>Students train in the mud during a summer military boot camp in Ansan, south of Seoul, August 10, 2012. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won </p>

Students train in the mud during a summer military boot camp in Ansan, south of Seoul, August 10, 2012. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

Students train in the mud during a summer military boot camp in Ansan, south of Seoul, August 10, 2012. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

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<p>A man, member of the SAT (Andalusian Union of Workers), rests on a hot summer day at the Turquillas land in Osuna, southern Spain, late August 9, 2012.  REUTERS/Jon Nazca </p>

A man, member of the SAT (Andalusian Union of Workers), rests on a hot summer day at the Turquillas land in Osuna, southern Spain, late August 9, 2012. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

A man, member of the SAT (Andalusian Union of Workers), rests on a hot summer day at the Turquillas land in Osuna, southern Spain, late August 9, 2012. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

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<p>People play while cooling off in a public fountain as temperatures soar to around 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in central Madrid August 9, 2012. REUTERS/Juan Medina</p>

People play while cooling off in a public fountain as temperatures soar to around 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in central Madrid August 9, 2012. REUTERS/Juan Medina

People play while cooling off in a public fountain as temperatures soar to around 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in central Madrid August 9, 2012. REUTERS/Juan Medina

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<p>An Indian rhino gets a shower during a heat wave at Madrid's zoo August 9, 2012. REUTERS/Susana Vera </p>

An Indian rhino gets a shower during a heat wave at Madrid's zoo August 9, 2012. REUTERS/Susana Vera

An Indian rhino gets a shower during a heat wave at Madrid's zoo August 9, 2012. REUTERS/Susana Vera

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<p>People bathe in a fountain in the center of Kiev, Ukraine August 7, 2012. REUTERS/Anatolii Stepanov </p>

People bathe in a fountain in the center of Kiev, Ukraine August 7, 2012. REUTERS/Anatolii Stepanov

People bathe in a fountain in the center of Kiev, Ukraine August 7, 2012. REUTERS/Anatolii Stepanov

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<p>A woman swims at Lake Vouliagmeni, a few miles southwest of Athens August 7, 2012.   REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis </p>

A woman swims at Lake Vouliagmeni, a few miles southwest of Athens August 7, 2012. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

A woman swims at Lake Vouliagmeni, a few miles southwest of Athens August 7, 2012. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

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<p>A boy plays in a mountain river in the Carpathian village of Tatariv, some 700 km (435 miles) west of Ukrainian capital Kiev, August 7, 2012. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich  </p>

A boy plays in a mountain river in the Carpathian village of Tatariv, some 700 km (435 miles) west of Ukrainian capital Kiev, August 7, 2012. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A boy plays in a mountain river in the Carpathian village of Tatariv, some 700 km (435 miles) west of Ukrainian capital Kiev, August 7, 2012. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

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<p>A boy jumps into the water while cooling off at the Palatinus outdoor spa in Budapest, Hungary August 6, 2012. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo</p>

A boy jumps into the water while cooling off at the Palatinus outdoor spa in Budapest, Hungary August 6, 2012. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

A boy jumps into the water while cooling off at the Palatinus outdoor spa in Budapest, Hungary August 6, 2012. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

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<p>People sunbathe at the Palatinus outdoor spa in Budapest August 6, 2012.  REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo </p>

People sunbathe at the Palatinus outdoor spa in Budapest August 6, 2012. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

People sunbathe at the Palatinus outdoor spa in Budapest August 6, 2012. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

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<p>A women cools herself in a pool at the Palatinus outdoor spa in Budapest, August 6, 2012. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo</p>

A women cools herself in a pool at the Palatinus outdoor spa in Budapest, August 6, 2012. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

A women cools herself in a pool at the Palatinus outdoor spa in Budapest, August 6, 2012. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

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<p>August holidaymakers enjoy the beach of the Promenade des Anglais, as summer holidays continue with temperatures close to 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit), in Nice August 5, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard </p>

August holidaymakers enjoy the beach of the Promenade des Anglais, as summer holidays continue with temperatures close to 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit), in Nice August 5, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

August holidaymakers enjoy the beach of the Promenade des Anglais, as summer holidays continue with temperatures close to 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit), in Nice August 5, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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