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<p>A boy jumps into the water at Kosciuszko Pool in Brooklyn on a hot summer day in New York July 12, 2011.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson </p>

A boy jumps into the water at Kosciuszko Pool in Brooklyn on a hot summer day in New York July 12, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A boy jumps into the water at Kosciuszko Pool in Brooklyn on a hot summer day in New York July 12, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>A man suns himself in McCarren Park on a hot summer day in New York July 12, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson </p>

A man suns himself in McCarren Park on a hot summer day in New York July 12, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A man suns himself in McCarren Park on a hot summer day in New York July 12, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>Children cool off in the fountain inside of Washington Square Park on a hot summer day in New York July 12, 2011.   REUTERS/Lucas Jackson </p>

Children cool off in the fountain inside of Washington Square Park on a hot summer day in New York July 12, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Children cool off in the fountain inside of Washington Square Park on a hot summer day in New York July 12, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>Children play in the water at Kosciuszko Pool in Brooklyn on a hot summer day in New York July 12, 2011.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson </p>

Children play in the water at Kosciuszko Pool in Brooklyn on a hot summer day in New York July 12, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Children play in the water at Kosciuszko Pool in Brooklyn on a hot summer day in New York July 12, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>A girl watches as children play in the water at Kosciuszko Pool in Brooklyn on a hot summer day in New York July 12, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson</p>

A girl watches as children play in the water at Kosciuszko Pool in Brooklyn on a hot summer day in New York July 12, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A girl watches as children play in the water at Kosciuszko Pool in Brooklyn on a hot summer day in New York July 12, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>Children play in a fountain inside Washington Square Park on a hot summer day in New York July 12, 2011.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson</p>

Children play in a fountain inside Washington Square Park on a hot summer day in New York July 12, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Children play in a fountain inside Washington Square Park on a hot summer day in New York July 12, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>A woman shields herself from the sun with an umbrella as she walks along Roosevelt Avenue in the Queens borough of New York July 12, 2011. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton </p>

A woman shields herself from the sun with an umbrella as she walks along Roosevelt Avenue in the Queens borough of New York July 12, 2011. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A woman shields herself from the sun with an umbrella as she walks along Roosevelt Avenue in the Queens borough of New York July 12, 2011. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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<p>Holiday makers enjoy a shower on the beach in Juan Les Pins, southeastern France, at the start of the summer holidays, July 8, 2011.     REUTERS/Eric Gaillard </p>

Holiday makers enjoy a shower on the beach in Juan Les Pins, southeastern France, at the start of the summer holidays, July 8, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Holiday makers enjoy a shower on the beach in Juan Les Pins, southeastern France, at the start of the summer holidays, July 8, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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<p>Local police patrols on the Promenade des Anglais while holiday makers enjoy the beach in Nice, southeastern France, at the start of the summer holidays, July 12, 2011.    REUTERS/Eric Gaillard </p>

Local police patrols on the Promenade des Anglais while holiday makers enjoy the beach in Nice, southeastern France, at the start of the summer holidays, July 12, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Local police patrols on the Promenade des Anglais while holiday makers enjoy the beach in Nice, southeastern France, at the start of the summer holidays, July 12, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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<p>Holiday makers enjoy the beach in Juan Les Pins, southeastern France, at the start of the summer holidays, July 8, 2011.     REUTERS/Eric Gaillard </p>

Holiday makers enjoy the beach in Juan Les Pins, southeastern France, at the start of the summer holidays, July 8, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Holiday makers enjoy the beach in Juan Les Pins, southeastern France, at the start of the summer holidays, July 8, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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<p>Tourists use umbrellas to shade themselves from the sun as they visit Rome's ancient Colosseum by bus during a hot summer day in Rome July 11, 2011.   REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi   </p>

Tourists use umbrellas to shade themselves from the sun as they visit Rome's ancient Colosseum by bus during a hot summer day in Rome July 11, 2011. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Tourists use umbrellas to shade themselves from the sun as they visit Rome's ancient Colosseum by bus during a hot summer day in Rome July 11, 2011. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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<p>A beach-goer's umbrella is blown by the summer wind at Chishingtan Beach in Hualien County July 11, 2011. REUTERS/Joel Boh </p>

A beach-goer's umbrella is blown by the summer wind at Chishingtan Beach in Hualien County July 11, 2011. REUTERS/Joel Boh

A beach-goer's umbrella is blown by the summer wind at Chishingtan Beach in Hualien County July 11, 2011. REUTERS/Joel Boh

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<p>Aidan Martin, 8 (R), pours water on Jessica Martin (L) and Connor Tille, 6, (C), at Tower Grove Park in St. Louis, Missouri July 12, 2011. REUTERS/Sarah Conard </p>

Aidan Martin, 8 (R), pours water on Jessica Martin (L) and Connor Tille, 6, (C), at Tower Grove Park in St. Louis, Missouri July 12, 2011. REUTERS/Sarah Conard

Aidan Martin, 8 (R), pours water on Jessica Martin (L) and Connor Tille, 6, (C), at Tower Grove Park in St. Louis, Missouri July 12, 2011. REUTERS/Sarah Conard

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<p>Makayla Martin, 9, cools off at a fire hydrant in St. Louis, Missouri July 12, 2011. The area has been under a heat advisory as temperatures hit 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) today. REUTERS/Sarah Conard </p>

Makayla Martin, 9, cools off at a fire hydrant in St. Louis, Missouri July 12, 2011. The area has been under a heat advisory as temperatures hit 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) today. REUTERS/Sarah Conard

Makayla Martin, 9, cools off at a fire hydrant in St. Louis, Missouri July 12, 2011. The area has been under a heat advisory as temperatures hit 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) today. REUTERS/Sarah Conard

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<p>Aidan Martin, 8 (R), pours water on Sherrie Rantz (L) as Connor Tille, 6, (C), looks on at Tower Grove Park in St. Louis, Missouri July 12, 2011.  REUTERS/Sarah Conard </p>

Aidan Martin, 8 (R), pours water on Sherrie Rantz (L) as Connor Tille, 6, (C), looks on at Tower Grove Park in St. Louis, Missouri July 12, 2011. REUTERS/Sarah Conard

Aidan Martin, 8 (R), pours water on Sherrie Rantz (L) as Connor Tille, 6, (C), looks on at Tower Grove Park in St. Louis, Missouri July 12, 2011. REUTERS/Sarah Conard

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<p>A woman is silhouetted as she shields herself from the sun with an umbrella while walking along Roosevelt Avenue in the Queens borough of New York July 12, 2011. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton  </p>

A woman is silhouetted as she shields herself from the sun with an umbrella while walking along Roosevelt Avenue in the Queens borough of New York July 12, 2011. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A woman is silhouetted as she shields herself from the sun with an umbrella while walking along Roosevelt Avenue in the Queens borough of New York July 12, 2011. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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<p>Girls play at a fountain to cool down from the heat in Budapest July 11, 2011.  REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh </p>

Girls play at a fountain to cool down from the heat in Budapest July 11, 2011. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

Girls play at a fountain to cool down from the heat in Budapest July 11, 2011. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

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<p>A woman and two girls have a picnic next to the fountain in front of the Bundeshaus, the seat of the Swiss parliament in Bern July 12, 2011.  REUTERS/Adrian Streun </p>

A woman and two girls have a picnic next to the fountain in front of the Bundeshaus, the seat of the Swiss parliament in Bern July 12, 2011. REUTERS/Adrian Streun

A woman and two girls have a picnic next to the fountain in front of the Bundeshaus, the seat of the Swiss parliament in Bern July 12, 2011. REUTERS/Adrian Streun

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<p>Children play in the fountain in front of the Bundeshaus, the seat of the Swiss parliament in Bern July 12, 2011.  REUTERS/Adrian Streun </p>

Children play in the fountain in front of the Bundeshaus, the seat of the Swiss parliament in Bern July 12, 2011. REUTERS/Adrian Streun

Children play in the fountain in front of the Bundeshaus, the seat of the Swiss parliament in Bern July 12, 2011. REUTERS/Adrian Streun

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<p>A woman cools down from the heat at a fountain in Budapest July 11, 2011.  REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh </p>

A woman cools down from the heat at a fountain in Budapest July 11, 2011. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

A woman cools down from the heat at a fountain in Budapest July 11, 2011. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

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<p>Gymnasts play in a fountain to cool down in hot weather, on the second day of the World Gymnaestrada in Lausanne, Switzerland July 11, 2011. REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud </p>

Gymnasts play in a fountain to cool down in hot weather, on the second day of the World Gymnaestrada in Lausanne, Switzerland July 11, 2011. REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud

Gymnasts play in a fountain to cool down in hot weather, on the second day of the World Gymnaestrada in Lausanne, Switzerland July 11, 2011. REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud

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