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Sizzling Summer Has People Feeling The Heat

As much of the northern hemisphere bakes in record temperatures, RFE/RL looks at what people have been doing to stay cool during the heatwave from New York to Kabul. (14 PHOTOS)

Children run through a sprinkler system installed inside a playground to cool off in the summer heat in New York City on July 17.
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Children run through a sprinkler system installed inside a playground to cool off in the summer heat in New York City on July 17.

Ultraorthodox Jews cool themselves in a water fountain in Jerusalem next to the Old City walls on July 23 2013. 
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Ultraorthodox Jews cool themselves in a water fountain in Jerusalem next to the Old City walls on July 23 2013. 

A man jumps from a bridge into the Limmat River as hot summer weather grips Zurich on July 27.
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A man jumps from a bridge into the Limmat River as hot summer weather grips Zurich on July 27.

A supporter of ousted Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi is doused with water on a hot day during a protest in Cairo on July 12. 
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A supporter of ousted Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi is doused with water on a hot day during a protest in Cairo on July 12. 

A young boy cools off in a Belgrade fountain on July 29. 
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A young boy cools off in a Belgrade fountain on July 29. 

A boy swims in the Treska River near the Macedonian capital Skopje, as temperatures soared to 40 degrees Celsius on July 30.
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A boy swims in the Treska River near the Macedonian capital Skopje, as temperatures soared to 40 degrees Celsius on July 30.

A woman and her dog seek some respite from the heat in a park in central Prague on July 27.
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A woman and her dog seek some respite from the heat in a park in central Prague on July 27.

A man backflips into a pond at the Place du Trocadero in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris on July 22.
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A man backflips into a pond at the Place du Trocadero in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris on July 22.

Children sleep on the floor in the relative cool of the Qiaosi subway station in Hangzhou, China on July 25 when the city endured temperatures as high as 40 degrees Celsius.
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Children sleep on the floor in the relative cool of the Qiaosi subway station in Hangzhou, China on July 25 when the city endured temperatures as high as 40 degrees Celsius.

An Indian youngster shelters beneath an umbrella as a high wave hits the shoreline in Mumbai on July 25.
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An Indian youngster shelters beneath an umbrella as a high wave hits the shoreline in Mumbai on July 25.

People cool down in a canal in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore as temperatures reach 43 degrees Celsius on June 9.
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People cool down in a canal in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore as temperatures reach 43 degrees Celsius on June 9.

A boy leaps into the canal in Lahore.
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A boy leaps into the canal in Lahore.

Young men cool off in a river in the Afghan city of Herat on July 29.
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Young men cool off in a river in the Afghan city of Herat on July 29.

Kabul residents shelter in the shade amid temperatures of 39 degrees Celsius on July 29.
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Kabul residents shelter in the shade amid temperatures of 39 degrees Celsius on July 29.

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