Umbrellas

 

An umbrella seller walks along a road in the old quarters of Del

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A man takes a nap on a cushion which is displayed as a promotional event of a fashion brand at a shopping mall in Beijing May 30, 2014. Temperatures in Beijing on Friday reached 37 degrees Celsius (98.6 Fahrenheit) since it hit a record high of around 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) yesterday, the highest since 1951. The Beijing heatwave is expected to continue through the weekend, local media reported.

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A man takes a nap on a cushion, displayed as part of a promotional event, at a shopping mall in Beijing. Temperatures in the city on Friday reached 37 degrees centigrade

Umbrella handles on show at the French Maison Heurtault, umbrella and parasol creator in Paris. Maison Heurtault, was founded by Michel Heurtault in 2008 and makes luxury haute couture umbrellas and parasols in the finest materials for individuals and for the cinema industry. Customers can order custom-made umbrellas, choosing different handles, motives and textiles.

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Umbrella handles at Maison Heurtault, a well-known umbrella and parasol creator in Paris.