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Heat wave hits China

2010-07-05 00:23:02 GMT2010-07-05 08:23:02 (Beijing Time)  China Daily

Two women sit on the street with an umbrella in hand to shield themselves from the sun in Beijing on July 4, 2010. [Photo/Asianewsphoto]

A woman holds her belongings on her head to shield herself from the sun on the street in Beijing on July 4, 2010. [Photo/Asianewsphoto]

A man covers his head with a wet towel to shield himself from the sun in the Beijing Olympic Park on July 4, 2010. [Photo/Asianewsphoto]

Visitors shield themselves from the sun with paper sheets in the Beijing Olympic Park on July 4, 2010. [Photo/Asianewsphoto]

A pet dog eats ice cream to cool itself from the hot weather in Beijing on July 4, 2010. [Photo/Asianewsphoto]

The strongest heat wave so far this summer hit the city on Sunday, with the temperature at noon above 35 degrees Celsius. The city's meteorological center has issued this year's first yellow-coded heat alert for Sunday, warning the heat wave will continue for the next three days.

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