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Heat wave hits Europe

2012-08-22 07:19:16 GMT2012-08-22 15:19:16(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

A man and his dogs cool off in the Berounka river in the village of Dobrichovice, near Prague August 20, 2012. Temperatures are expected to rise up to 38 degrees Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit) on Monday, Czech Hydrometeorological Institute reported. REUTERS/David W Cerny (CZECH REPUBLIC - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT)

People walk through a corridor with water showers at Stadionbad, a public outdoor swimming pool, in Vienna August 20, 2012. Austria was hit by a heat wave with temperatures up to 36 degrees Celsius (97 degrees Fahrenheit) on Monday, according to Austria's national weather service agency ZAMG. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

People walk through a corridor with water showers at Stadionbad, a public outdoor swimming pool, in Vienna August 20, 2012. Austria was hit by a heat wave with temperatures up to 36 degrees Celsius (97 degrees Fahrenheit) on Monday, according to Austria's national weather service agency ZAMG. REUTERS/Lisi NiesnerA man stands behind a shower at Stadionbad, a public outdoor swimming pool, in Vienna August 20, 2012. Austria was hit by a heat wave with temperatures up to 36 degrees Celsius (97 degrees Fahrenheit) on Monday, according to Austria's national weather service agency ZAMG. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner (AUSTRIA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT)Horses enjoy water as they cool off at the Old Town Square in central Prague August 20, 2012. An unusual tropical heat wave with temperatures reaching over 38 degrees Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit) hits continental Europe. REUTERS/Petr Josek (CZECH REPUBLIC - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS)

People walk through a corridor with water showers at Stadionbad, a public outdoor swimming pool, in Vienna August 20, 2012. Austria was hit by a heat wave with temperatures up to 36 degrees Celsius (97 degrees Fahrenheit) on Monday, according to Austria's national weather service agency ZAMG. REUTERS/Lisi NiesnerA man stands behind a shower at Stadionbad, a public outdoor swimming pool, in Vienna August 20, 2012. Austria was hit by a heat wave with temperatures up to 36 degrees Celsius (97 degrees Fahrenheit) on Monday, according to Austria's national weather service agency ZAMG. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner (AUSTRIA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT)Horses enjoy water as they cool off at the Old Town Square in central Prague August 20, 2012. An unusual tropical heat wave with temperatures reaching over 38 degrees Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit) hits continental Europe. REUTERS/Petr Josek (CZECH REPUBLIC - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS)A boy enjoys a mist fan at the Old Town Square in central Prague August 20, 2012. An unusual tropical heat wave with temperatures reaching more than 38 degrees Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit) hits continental Europe. REUTERS/Petr Josek (CZECH REPUBLIC - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT CITYSCAPE)

People swim at Stadionbad, a public outdoor swimming pool, in Vienna August 20, 2012. Austria was hit by a heat wave with temperatures up to 36 degrees Celsius (97 degrees Fahrenheit) on Monday, according to Austria's national weather service agency ZAMG. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

People swim at Stadionbad, a public outdoor swimming pool, in Vienna August 20, 2012. Austria was hit by a heat wave with temperatures up to 36 degrees Celsius (97 degrees Fahrenheit) on Monday, according to Austria's national weather service agency ZAMG. REUTERS/Lisi NiesnerPeople walk through a corridor with water showers at Stadionbad, a public outdoor swimming pool, in Vienna August 20, 2012. Austria was hit by a heat wave with temperatures up to 36 degrees Celsius (97 degrees Fahrenheit) on Monday, according to Austria's national weather service agency ZAMG. REUTERS/Lisi NiesnerA youth jumps from a diving platform at Stadionbad, a public outdoor swimming pool, in Vienna August 20, 2012. Austria was hit by a heat wave with temperatures up to 36 degrees Celsius (97 degrees Fahrenheit) on Monday, according to Austria's national weather service agency ZAMG. REUTERS/Lisi NiesnerChildren play in aqua zorbing balls in a temporary inflatable pool in the garden of the Chancellery during open house day in Berlin, August 19, 2012. REUTERS/Thomas PeterA 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

Soaring temperatures continued in much of Europe Monday, August 20, as the mercury climbed up to 100F in cities from Vienna to Paris.

(Agencies)

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