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The Soberanes Fire burns down a hillside towards the Rancho San Carlos community in Carmel-By-The-Sea, California. 


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The Soberanes Fire burns down a hillside towards the Rancho San Carlos community in Carmel-By-The-Sea, California. REUTERS/Noah Berger

The Soberanes Fire burns down a hillside towards the Rancho San Carlos community in Carmel-By-The-Sea, California. REUTERS/Noah Berger
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Children run through water spraying from a fire hydrant in the Queens borough of New York. 


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Children run through water spraying from a fire hydrant in the Queens borough of New York. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Children run through water spraying from a fire hydrant in the Queens borough of New York. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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People swim at Parliament Hill Lido on a sunny day in London. REUTERS/Neil Hall

People swim at Parliament Hill Lido on a sunny day in London. REUTERS/Neil Hall

People swim at Parliament Hill Lido on a sunny day in London. REUTERS/Neil Hall
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Firefighters with the Conservation Camp Program walk up a ridge during the Soberanes Fire in the Palo Colorado area north of Big Sur, California. 


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Firefighters with the Conservation Camp Program walk up a ridge during the Soberanes Fire in the Palo Colorado area north of Big Sur, California. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

Firefighters with the Conservation Camp Program walk up a ridge during the Soberanes Fire in the Palo Colorado area north of Big Sur, California. REUTERS/Michael Fiala
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People splash water on each other as they pose for the camera at Parliament Hill Lido on a sunny day in London. 


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People splash water on each other as they pose for the camera at Parliament Hill Lido on a sunny day in London. REUTERS/Neil Hall

People splash water on each other as they pose for the camera at Parliament Hill Lido on a sunny day in London. REUTERS/Neil Hall
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A fire fighter battles the so-called Sand Fire in the Angeles National Forest near Los Angeles, California. 



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A fire fighter battles the so-called Sand Fire in the Angeles National Forest near Los Angeles, California. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

A fire fighter battles the so-called Sand Fire in the Angeles National Forest near Los Angeles, California. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
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Fire fighters battle the so-called Sand Fire in the Angeles National Forest near Los Angeles, California. 


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Fire fighters battle the so-called Sand Fire in the Angeles National Forest near Los Angeles, California. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

Fire fighters battle the so-called Sand Fire in the Angeles National Forest near Los Angeles, California. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
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A girl gestures as she slides along a water slide in Madrid. 

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A girl gestures as she slides along a water slide in Madrid. REUTERS/Javier Barbancho

A girl gestures as she slides along a water slide in Madrid. REUTERS/Javier Barbancho
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A cattle carcass is pictured on the Agropil ranch as the Pilcomayo river faces its worst drought in almost two decades, in Boqueron, on the border between Paraguay and Argentina. 

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A cattle carcass is pictured on the Agropil ranch as the Pilcomayo river faces its worst drought in almost two decades, in Boqueron, on the border between Paraguay and Argentina. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno

A cattle carcass is pictured on the Agropil ranch as the Pilcomayo river faces its worst drought in almost two decades, in Boqueron, on the border between Paraguay and Argentina. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno
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A man cools off at an open fire hydrant on a hot day in the Washington Heights section of upper Manhattan. 

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A man cools off at an open fire hydrant on a hot day in the Washington Heights section of upper Manhattan. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A man cools off at an open fire hydrant on a hot day in the Washington Heights section of upper Manhattan. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Seen in a long exposure photograph, the Soberanes Fire burns along ridges above Carmel-By-The-Sea, California.

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Seen in a long exposure photograph, the Soberanes Fire burns along ridges above Carmel-By-The-Sea, California. REUTERS/Noah Berger

Seen in a long exposure photograph, the Soberanes Fire burns along ridges above Carmel-By-The-Sea, California. REUTERS/Noah Berger
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Tom Stokesberry with the U.S. Forest Service surveys a destroyed home after the Soberanes Fire burned through the Palo Colorado area, north of Big Sur, California. 

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Tom Stokesberry with the U.S. Forest Service surveys a destroyed home after the Soberanes Fire burned through the Palo Colorado area, north of Big Sur, California. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

Tom Stokesberry with the U.S. Forest Service surveys a destroyed home after the Soberanes Fire burned through the Palo Colorado area, north of Big Sur, California. REUTERS/Michael Fiala
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Smoke from the Soberanes Fire combined with a marine layer reduces visibility over Bixby Bridge on State Route 1 north of Big Sur, California.

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Smoke from the Soberanes Fire combined with a marine layer reduces visibility over Bixby Bridge on State Route 1 north of Big Sur, California. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

Smoke from the Soberanes Fire combined with a marine layer reduces visibility over Bixby Bridge on State Route 1 north of Big Sur, California. REUTERS/Michael Fiala
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A dog is seen on a swimming board at dog beach and bar in Crikvenica, Croatia. 

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A dog is seen on a swimming board at dog beach and bar in Crikvenica, Croatia. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic

A dog is seen on a swimming board at dog beach and bar in Crikvenica, Croatia. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic
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A woman and a man rest on a bench during a hot summer day in downtown Ronda, Spain. 

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A woman and a man rest on a bench during a hot summer day in downtown Ronda, Spain. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

A woman and a man rest on a bench during a hot summer day in downtown Ronda, Spain. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
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Alligators are pictured stuck in the mud of the dry Pilcomayo river, which is facing its worst drought in almost two decades, on the border between Paraguay and Argentina, in Boqueron. 

REUTERS/Jorge Adorno

Alligators are pictured stuck in the mud of the dry Pilcomayo river, which is facing its worst drought in almost two decades, on the border between Paraguay and Argentina, in Boqueron. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno

Alligators are pictured stuck in the mud of the dry Pilcomayo river, which is facing its worst drought in almost two decades, on the border between Paraguay and Argentina, in Boqueron. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno
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People take a sunbath during a heat wave called "Heat Dome" in Manhattan. 


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People take a sunbath during a heat wave called "Heat Dome" in Manhattan. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

People take a sunbath during a heat wave called "Heat Dome" in Manhattan. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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Children play as they cool down in a fountain beside Manzanares river in Madrid. 

REUTERS/Javier Barbancho

Children play as they cool down in a fountain beside Manzanares river in Madrid. REUTERS/Javier Barbancho

Children play as they cool down in a fountain beside Manzanares river in Madrid. REUTERS/Javier Barbancho
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People cool off on a beach in Qingdao, Shandong province, China. 

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People cool off on a beach in Qingdao, Shandong province, China. REUTERS/Stringer

People cool off on a beach in Qingdao, Shandong province, China. REUTERS/Stringer
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An alligator is pictured stuck in the mud of the dry Pilcomayo river, which is facing its worst drought in almost two decades, on the border between Paraguay and Argentina, in Boqueron.

 REUTERS/Jorge Adorno

An alligator is pictured stuck in the mud of the dry Pilcomayo river, which is facing its worst drought in almost two decades, on the border between Paraguay and Argentina, in Boqueron. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno

An alligator is pictured stuck in the mud of the dry Pilcomayo river, which is facing its worst drought in almost two decades, on the border between Paraguay and Argentina, in Boqueron. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno
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People relax as they float in their dinghies during hot temperatures down the Limmat river in Zurich, Switzerland.

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People relax as they float in their dinghies during hot temperatures down the Limmat river in Zurich, Switzerland. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

People relax as they float in their dinghies during hot temperatures down the Limmat river in Zurich, Switzerland. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
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Two plumes of smoke rise from the so-called Sand Fire in the Angeles National Forest near Los Angeles, California. 

REUTERS/Gene Blevins

Two plumes of smoke rise from the so-called Sand Fire in the Angeles National Forest near Los Angeles, California. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

Two plumes of smoke rise from the so-called Sand Fire in the Angeles National Forest near Los Angeles, California. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
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A fire fighter is sprayed with retardant as a helicopter makes a drop as emergency workers continue to battle the so-called Sand Fire in the Angeles National Forest near Los Angeles, California. 

REUTERS/Gene Blevins

A fire fighter is sprayed with retardant as a helicopter makes a drop as emergency workers continue to battle the so-called Sand Fire in the Angeles National Forest near Los Angeles, California. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

A fire fighter is sprayed with retardant as a helicopter makes a drop as emergency workers continue to battle the so-called Sand Fire in the Angeles National Forest near Los Angeles, California. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
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Children play in a fountain during a heat wave in Washington. 


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Children play in a fountain during a heat wave in Washington. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Children play in a fountain during a heat wave in Washington. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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A man sunbathes in his shoes in Regents Park in London, Britain.

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A man sunbathes in his shoes in Regents Park in London, Britain. REUTERS/Neil Hall

A man sunbathes in his shoes in Regents Park in London, Britain. REUTERS/Neil Hall
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People float on a board along the Yenisei River on a hot summer day in the Siberian Taiga area outside Krasnoyarsk, Russia. 

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People float on a board along the Yenisei River on a hot summer day in the Siberian Taiga area outside Krasnoyarsk, Russia. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

People float on a board along the Yenisei River on a hot summer day in the Siberian Taiga area outside Krasnoyarsk, Russia. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin
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Men pose as they dive into Parliament Hill Lido on a sunny day in London. REUTERS/Neil Hall

Men pose as they dive into Parliament Hill Lido on a sunny day in London. REUTERS/Neil Hall

Men pose as they dive into Parliament Hill Lido on a sunny day in London. REUTERS/Neil Hall
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A charred slope smolders after the Soberanes Fire burned through the area in the mountains above Carmel Highlands, California. 

REUTERS/Michael Fiala

A charred slope smolders after the Soberanes Fire burned through the area in the mountains above Carmel Highlands, California. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

A charred slope smolders after the Soberanes Fire burned through the area in the mountains above Carmel Highlands, California. REUTERS/Michael Fiala
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People sunbathe on a hot and sunny day at Central Park in New York.

 REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

People sunbathe on a hot and sunny day at Central Park in New York. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

People sunbathe on a hot and sunny day at Central Park in New York. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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People enjoy a day in the pool during a heat wave called "Heat Dome" in New York. 


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People enjoy a day in the pool during a heat wave called "Heat Dome" in New York. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

People enjoy a day in the pool during a heat wave called "Heat Dome" in New York. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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A firefighter passes flames from the Soberanes Fire as it burns the Rancho San Carlos community of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. REUTERS/Noah Berger

A firefighter passes flames from the Soberanes Fire as it burns the Rancho San Carlos community of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. REUTERS/Noah Berger

A firefighter passes flames from the Soberanes Fire as it burns the Rancho San Carlos community of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. REUTERS/Noah Berger
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Children play in an inflatable pool to cool off during a hot summer day on the Mexican side of the Rio Bravo near the fence marking the border between Mexico and the U.S in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. 


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Children play in an inflatable pool to cool off during a hot summer day on the Mexican side of the Rio Bravo near the fence marking the border between Mexico and the U.S in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Children play in an inflatable pool to cool off during a hot summer day on the Mexican side of the Rio Bravo near the fence marking the border between Mexico and the U.S in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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A man cool off his dogs on a fountain during a heat wave called "Heat Dome" in Manhattan. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

A man cool off his dogs on a fountain during a heat wave called "Heat Dome" in Manhattan. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

A man cool off his dogs on a fountain during a heat wave called "Heat Dome" in Manhattan. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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