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Heatwave hits half of US

2011-06-10 10:48:55 GMT2011-06-10 18:48:55(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Ronja Lerche, two, of Erfurt, Germany, puts her feet in the fountain at the US National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC, on June 9, 2011.(Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Tourists visiting the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden put their feet in a fountain as ducks float by on June 9, 2011 in Washington, DC.(Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

A jogger braves the heat as he runs along the National Mall near the U.S. Capitol, on June 9, 2011 in Washington, DC.(Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Allie Marsinko, 5, of Connellsville Pa., cools off from the simmering heat running through a water sprinkler at the National Mall in Washington, Wednesday, June 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

A recycling bin is full of discarded water bottles on the National Mall in Washington, on Wednesday, June 8, 2011.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

First dog Bo enjoys a nap in a shady spot on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The mercury climbed into the 90s across half the US Wednesday in a record-breaking blast of August-like heat, forcing schools with no air conditioning to let kids go home early and cities to open cooling centers. And scientists say we had better get used to it.

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