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<p>Boys cool down in a public fountain in Berlin July 16, 2007. Weather forecast predicts a peak of 36 degrees Celsius (96,8 degrees Fahrenheit) for the next days.  REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann    </p>

Boys cool down in a public fountain in Berlin July 16, 2007. Weather forecast predicts a peak of 36 degrees Celsius (96,8 degrees Fahrenheit) for the next days. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Boys cool down in a public fountain in Berlin July 16, 2007. Weather forecast predicts a peak of 36 degrees Celsius (96,8 degrees Fahrenheit) for the next days. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

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<p>A youth heads for the seafront with an inflatable Union flag decorated swimming ring in Hastings on the southern English coast, August 12, 2003. REUTERS/Peter Macdiarmid </p>

A youth heads for the seafront with an inflatable Union flag decorated swimming ring in Hastings on the southern English coast, August 12, 2003. REUTERS/Peter Macdiarmid

A youth heads for the seafront with an inflatable Union flag decorated swimming ring in Hastings on the southern English coast, August 12, 2003. REUTERS/Peter Macdiarmid

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<p>A boy eats watermelon on a hot day in Multan, Pakistan June 4, 2007 where temperatures reached 40 degrees Celcius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) on Monday. REUTERS/Asim Tanveer   </p>

A boy eats watermelon on a hot day in Multan, Pakistan June 4, 2007 where temperatures reached 40 degrees Celcius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) on Monday. REUTERS/Asim Tanveer

A boy eats watermelon on a hot day in Multan, Pakistan June 4, 2007 where temperatures reached 40 degrees Celcius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) on Monday. REUTERS/Asim Tanveer

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<p>A sunbather enjoys the heatwave in Britain's southern coastal town of Worthing, July 15, 2003. REUTERS/Peter Macdiarmid</p>

A sunbather enjoys the heatwave in Britain's southern coastal town of Worthing, July 15, 2003. REUTERS/Peter Macdiarmid

A sunbather enjoys the heatwave in Britain's southern coastal town of Worthing, July 15, 2003. REUTERS/Peter Macdiarmid

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<p>Park visitors sit on deck-chairs in Hyde Park in central London, October 12, 2006.  REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

Park visitors sit on deck-chairs in Hyde Park in central London, October 12, 2006. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Park visitors sit on deck-chairs in Hyde Park in central London, October 12, 2006. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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<p>A man swims in the Mediterranean sea one day before the summer solstice at Cala Pi's beach in the Spanish island of Mallorca June 20, 2007. REUTERS/Dani Cardona</p>

A man swims in the Mediterranean sea one day before the summer solstice at Cala Pi's beach in the Spanish island of Mallorca June 20, 2007. REUTERS/Dani Cardona

A man swims in the Mediterranean sea one day before the summer solstice at Cala Pi's beach in the Spanish island of Mallorca June 20, 2007. REUTERS/Dani Cardona

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<p>A Greek schoolgirl jumps on a trampoline as a tourist slides into a "flying fox" wire into the sea at an Athens beach June 13, 2001. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis  </p>

A Greek schoolgirl jumps on a trampoline as a tourist slides into a "flying fox" wire into the sea at an Athens beach June 13, 2001. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A Greek schoolgirl jumps on a trampoline as a tourist slides into a "flying fox" wire into the sea at an Athens beach June 13, 2001. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>Foreign visitors to Fiji drink local beer at a beach-side hotel in Suva March 9, 2001.  REUTERS/Jason Reed</p>

Foreign visitors to Fiji drink local beer at a beach-side hotel in Suva March 9, 2001. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Foreign visitors to Fiji drink local beer at a beach-side hotel in Suva March 9, 2001. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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<p>An ethnic Albanian child holds an ice cream cone during some traditional games in the village of Belobrad, 130 km (80 miles) south part of Kosovo's capital Pristina June 15, 2007. REUTERS/Hazir Reka </p>

An ethnic Albanian child holds an ice cream cone during some traditional games in the village of Belobrad, 130 km (80 miles) south part of Kosovo's capital Pristina June 15, 2007. REUTERS/Hazir Reka

An ethnic Albanian child holds an ice cream cone during some traditional games in the village of Belobrad, 130 km (80 miles) south part of Kosovo's capital Pristina June 15, 2007. REUTERS/Hazir Reka

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<p>A spectator wears colorful footwear while watching a practice round for the 2006 Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 3, 2006. REUTERS/Mike Blake</p>

A spectator wears colorful footwear while watching a practice round for the 2006 Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 3, 2006. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A spectator wears colorful footwear while watching a practice round for the 2006 Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 3, 2006. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>A woman with an umbrella walks along the shoreline of Lanikai Beach during a brief sunrise sunshower in Kailua, Hawaii, May 28, 2004.  REUTERS/Lucy Pemoni  </p>

A woman with an umbrella walks along the shoreline of Lanikai Beach during a brief sunrise sunshower in Kailua, Hawaii, May 28, 2004. REUTERS/Lucy Pemoni

A woman with an umbrella walks along the shoreline of Lanikai Beach during a brief sunrise sunshower in Kailua, Hawaii, May 28, 2004. REUTERS/Lucy Pemoni

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<p>Kites fly through the air off the coast of Venezuela's Coche Island, a few miles away from the Caribbean island of Margarita, during a kite surfing competition December 11, 2004. REUTERS/Jorge Silva  </p>

Kites fly through the air off the coast of Venezuela's Coche Island, a few miles away from the Caribbean island of Margarita, during a kite surfing competition December 11, 2004. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Kites fly through the air off the coast of Venezuela's Coche Island, a few miles away from the Caribbean island of Margarita, during a kite surfing competition December 11, 2004. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

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<p>A dog licks an ice-cream during the heatwave in Skegness, eastern England, July 19, 2006. REUTERS/Darren Staples </p>

A dog licks an ice-cream during the heatwave in Skegness, eastern England, July 19, 2006. REUTERS/Darren Staples

A dog licks an ice-cream during the heatwave in Skegness, eastern England, July 19, 2006. REUTERS/Darren Staples

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<p>A surfer walks past a flower lying in the sand on Sydney's Bondi Beach April 26, 2003.  REUTERS/David Gray</p>

A surfer walks past a flower lying in the sand on Sydney's Bondi Beach April 26, 2003. REUTERS/David Gray

A surfer walks past a flower lying in the sand on Sydney's Bondi Beach April 26, 2003. REUTERS/David Gray

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<p>Crowds flock to the "Calella" beach near Barcelona, Spain, August 15, 2004. Many Spaniards and tourist are visiting Spanish beaches this summer. REUTERS/Albert Gea</p>

Crowds flock to the "Calella" beach near Barcelona, Spain, August 15, 2004. Many Spaniards and tourist are visiting Spanish beaches this summer. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Crowds flock to the "Calella" beach near Barcelona, Spain, August 15, 2004. Many Spaniards and tourist are visiting Spanish beaches this summer. REUTERS/Albert Gea

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<p>A lone sunbather takes advantage of a crystal-clear day to relax on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro in a file photo.  REUTERS/Gregg Newton</p>

A lone sunbather takes advantage of a crystal-clear day to relax on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro in a file photo. REUTERS/Gregg Newton

A lone sunbather takes advantage of a crystal-clear day to relax on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro in a file photo. REUTERS/Gregg Newton

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<p>A tourist sunbathes in the Tuileries Gardens in central Paris during a heat wave July 19, 2006. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier </p>

A tourist sunbathes in the Tuileries Gardens in central Paris during a heat wave July 19, 2006. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

A tourist sunbathes in the Tuileries Gardens in central Paris during a heat wave July 19, 2006. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

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<p>A woman reads on a bench while a man sunbathes in St. James Park in central London May 11, 2006.   REUTERS/Luke MacGregor</p>

A woman reads on a bench while a man sunbathes in St. James Park in central London May 11, 2006. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

A woman reads on a bench while a man sunbathes in St. James Park in central London May 11, 2006. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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<p>A boy casts a shadow on a sunshade as he stands next to his father on a beach in Vina del Mar city, 85 miles (137 km) northwest of Santiago, December 28, 2006. REUTERS/Eliseo Fernandez </p>

A boy casts a shadow on a sunshade as he stands next to his father on a beach in Vina del Mar city, 85 miles (137 km) northwest of Santiago, December 28, 2006. REUTERS/Eliseo Fernandez

A boy casts a shadow on a sunshade as he stands next to his father on a beach in Vina del Mar city, 85 miles (137 km) northwest of Santiago, December 28, 2006. REUTERS/Eliseo Fernandez

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<p>A youth dives between the harbor walls on the seafront in Hastings on the southern English coast, August 12, 2003.   REUTERS/Peter Macdiarmid</p>

A youth dives between the harbor walls on the seafront in Hastings on the southern English coast, August 12, 2003. REUTERS/Peter Macdiarmid

A youth dives between the harbor walls on the seafront in Hastings on the southern English coast, August 12, 2003. REUTERS/Peter Macdiarmid

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<p>Bulgarian boys play in the waters of Iskar river near a suburb of Sofia July 20, 2004, during a heatwave.  REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov  </p>

Bulgarian boys play in the waters of Iskar river near a suburb of Sofia July 20, 2004, during a heatwave. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

Bulgarian boys play in the waters of Iskar river near a suburb of Sofia July 20, 2004, during a heatwave. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

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<p>A dog shakes off water after a swim as its owner (R) walks along the shore eating a shaved ice on a Tokyo beach in a file photo.  REUTERS/Kimimasa Mayama</p>

A dog shakes off water after a swim as its owner (R) walks along the shore eating a shaved ice on a Tokyo beach in a file photo. REUTERS/Kimimasa Mayama

A dog shakes off water after a swim as its owner (R) walks along the shore eating a shaved ice on a Tokyo beach in a file photo. REUTERS/Kimimasa Mayama

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<p>Hot air balloons fly over sunflowers during the II World Air Games (WAG) in Seville June 27, 2001. REUTERS/Marcelo Del Pozo</p>

Hot air balloons fly over sunflowers during the II World Air Games (WAG) in Seville June 27, 2001. REUTERS/Marcelo Del Pozo

Hot air balloons fly over sunflowers during the II World Air Games (WAG) in Seville June 27, 2001. REUTERS/Marcelo Del Pozo

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<p>Teenagers sunbathe on the end of a pier at lake Ammersee in Herrsching July 18, 2007.     REUTERS/Michaela Rehle </p>

Teenagers sunbathe on the end of a pier at lake Ammersee in Herrsching July 18, 2007. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

Teenagers sunbathe on the end of a pier at lake Ammersee in Herrsching July 18, 2007. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

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<p>A woman has a post-swim shower as a man rides past on a bike at sunrise at Sydney's Manly Beach on December 25, 2003. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne  </p>

A woman has a post-swim shower as a man rides past on a bike at sunrise at Sydney's Manly Beach on December 25, 2003. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

A woman has a post-swim shower as a man rides past on a bike at sunrise at Sydney's Manly Beach on December 25, 2003. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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