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Heat wave sweeps SE Australia

2009-11-23 04:15:27 GMT2009-11-23 12:15:27 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

People enjoy sunbath during hot and humid conditions in Sydney on Nov. 20, 2009. Australia has issued "catastrophic" alerts after record-breaking temperatures and wild lightning storms sparked more than 100 fires across the country.(AFP Photo)

People shelter in an electric car instead of walking under burning sunshine in Sydney, Australia, on Nov. 20, 2009.(AFP Photo)

A city worker is seen reading the paper in the shade during a hot day in Sydney, Australia, on Nov. 20, 2009.(AFP Photo)

Australia has issued "catastrophic" alerts after record-breaking temperatures and wild lightning storms sparked more than 100 fires across the country.

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