Fri, July 22, 2011
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Heat wave hits parts of U.S.

2011-07-22 09:18:53 GMT2011-07-22 17:18:53(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

A trio of boys jumps into the Astoria Park Pool in New York July 21, 2011. (Reuters Photo)

People lay on the beach at Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New York July 21, 2011. (Reuters Photo)

Kids cool themselves at Crown Fountain at Millennium Park in Chicago, July 21, 2011. (Reuters Photo)

A mother squirts water out of a water bottle to cool off her daughter while playing at a waterfall in Washington, July 21, 2011. (Reuters Photo)

A mother and daughter use water bottles to squirt each other while playing at a waterfall in Washington July 21, 2011. (Reuters Photo)

Tiger, an American Pit Bull Terrier cools off in an open fire hydrant with another dog on 134th street in the Washington Heights section of upper Manhattan in New York City July 21, 2011. (Reuters Photo)

A boy cools off at the Crown Fountain at Millennium Park in Chicago, July 21, 2011. (Reuters Photo)

Crowds flocked to waterfronts and swimming pools on the U.S. East Coast and in the Midwest on Thursday, July 21, 2011, to try to cope with a massive heat wave that has killed at least 22 people this week.

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