Vienna

Dancers of the state opera ballet perform at the Opera Ball in Vienna

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Dancers of the State Opera Ballet perform at the Opera Ball in Vienna on Thursday

People slide down a huge water pipe at a public swimming pool on a hot sunny day in Vienna

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People slide down a huge water pipe at a public swimming pool in Vienna, as temperatures in Austria’s capital reached nearly 36 degrees Celsius on Monday. The country’s Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics predicts a record temperature of 39 degrees Celsius in the next few days.

Candidates applying for a place at the Medical University of Vienna sit an exam in a hall of the fair grounds in Vienna on July 5, 2013. According to unofficial data, almost 10,000 people are applying for only 700 places available.

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Candidates applying for a place at the Medical University of Vienna sit an exam in a hall of the fair grounds in Vienna on Friday. According to unofficial data, almost 10,000 people are applying for only 700 places available.

Residents of the house of Vinzirast "Mittendrin" are pictured in Vienna...A combination photo shows the first residents of the 'Vinzirast Mittendrin' housing project, Gereon, Christin, Gerald, Benjamin, Meike, Malamine, Shabi, Christine (clockwise from top L) and project founder Cecily Corty (C) posing for portraits in the stairwell of the building in Vienna May 23, 2013. The 'Vinzirast Mittendrin' housing project, where students and homeless people live and work together, took three years to be realised and is entirely funded by private donations. The ten shared flats with 27 places to sleep and a cafe on the ground floor was opened in May this year in a house which had remained empty for many years. The fixed rent per person is around 300 Euros a month. There is also the possibility of working in the cafe. Picture taken May23.   REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger  (AUSTRIA - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)

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Residents of the “Vinzirast Mittendrin” house are pictured in Vienna. The photo montage shows the portraits of the first residents of the Vinzirast Mittendrin housing project in the stairwell of the building in Vienna, AustriaRead more