People sit in the sun in Sheldon Square in west London on Friday. Britain’s first prolonged heatwave in seven years has taken the country by surprise, with rails buckling, shops selling out of electric fans, and scientists estimating the surge in temperature could have caused hundreds of premature deaths.
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University students celebrate and take a refreshing splash to cool down from the high temperatures after their graduation ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall by entering the fountain ‘Appearing Rooms’, by Danish artist Jeppe Hein, on the Southbank, on Thursday in London, England. The UK is experiencing a second week of heatwave conditions
Competitors take part in the Badwater Ultramarathon in Death Valley National Park, California, in temperatures that can reach 55 degrees centigrade
A man takes a rest in a park from the heat in Shanghai on Tuesday. The Shanghai Meteorological Bureau forecast a heat wave as temperatures reached 38 degrees Celsius in the city according to state run media.
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A young woman from Brazil cools off in a fountain on a scorching hot summer day in the city centre in Berlin, Germany.
Tourists look at the Singapore Flyer on a hazy day in Singapore on Monday. The haze worsened on Monday with the Pollutant Standards Index hitting 111 at 4 pm, according to local media.
People relax in chairs around a fountain as they take in the sun in the Tuileries Garden, central Paris as summer temperatures arrive in France.
An Indian man cools off his horse during a bath in a canal in Jalandhar on Thursday. High temperatures hovering near 45 degrees centigrade are affecting much of central and northern India ahead of the summer monsoon rains.
Indian workers climb high-tension power cables without safety equipment in New Delhi. A blistering heatwave has caused massive power cuts and water shortages across much of north and western India, with some people taking to the streets to express their anger with the government.
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An Indian commuter pours water over his head to cool off as young children watch from a window at a railway station in Allahabad, India on Monday. Most of north India has been reeling under heat wave conditions with temperature soaring to over 46 degree Celsius (115 degrees Fahrenheit)