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The sun begins to clear the mist and fog lingering over fields close to the city of Wells in Somerset, England.
People enjoy a sunny day at the Zalew Zegrzynski lake near Warsaw, Poland, on Thursday, as the temperature in the shade reached 38°C
A boy cools off in a fountain at a park in Shanghai, China on Thursday. Hot weather has set in with temperatures rising up to 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in Shanghai.
Guenter Bosch opens windows in his loft, where he keeps pigeons, in Duisburg, Germany, to improve airflow during an interlude in the heatwave
A child enjoys a fountain in Bucharest, Romania, shortly before a thunderstorm, at the end of a torrid day on Tuesday. Southern Romania is affected by a massive heatwave with temperatures of up to 40 degrees Celsius in some areas.
Children play in a dam to cool off as a heatwave strikes Sofia. Temperatures in Bulgaria reached 39 degrees Celsius on Monday.
A boy cools off in a fountain at a park in Shanghai, China. Hot weather has set in with temperatures rising up to 40 degrees Celsius in Shanghai.