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Heat wave sweeps across China

2010-08-05 01:48:28 GMT2010-08-05 09:48:28 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A boy enjoys himself at a fountain in a zoo in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, Aug. 4, 2010. The temperature reached 36 degrees Celsius in Taipei on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Fei Maohua)

A girl enjoys herself at a fountain in the zoo in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, Aug. 4, 2010. The temperature reached 36 degrees Celsius in Taipei on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Fei Maohua)

Children enjoy themselves at a fountain in a zoo in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, Aug. 4, 2010. The temperature reached 36 degrees Celsius in Taipei on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Fei Maohua)

Visitors walk in the water sprayed for cooling down in a zoo in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, Aug. 4, 2010. The temperature reached 36 degrees Celsius in Taipei on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Fei Maohua)

A girl runs in the water sprayed for cooling down in a zoo in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, Aug. 4, 2010. The temperature reached 36 degrees Celsius in Taipei on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Fei Maohua)

Silhouettes of passers-by are seen in Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province, Aug. 4, 2010. The highest temperature of Changsha reached 40 degrees Centigrade Wednesday. (Xinhua/Zhao Zhongzhi)

Silhouettes of a person is seen near the Xiangjiang River in Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province, Aug. 4, 2010. The highest temperature of Changsha reached 40 degrees Centigrade Wednesday. (Xinhua/Zhao Zhongzhi)

A boy enjoys himself at a fountain in a zoo in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, Aug. 4, 2010. The temperature reached 36 degrees Celsius in Taipei on Wednesday.

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