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Europeans splash, dive, swim to beat record heat

Updated : 2019-07-28 14:41:22

Parts of Europe saw record-high temperatures on Thursday as much of the continent was trapped in a heatwave, the second in two months. As the temperature climbed and climbed to record highs in multiple countries, people converged on any body of water they could find.

A woman protects her face from the sun with a fan while walking along a street during a hot summer day, in Pamplona, northern Spain. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
A woman protects her face from the sun with a fan while walking along a street during a hot summer day, in Pamplona, northern Spain. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
People ride their horses during a hot summer day at the beach in De Haan, Belgium. Belgium experienced code red, extreme heat warning as temperatures soared during the second heatwave of the summer. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
People ride their horses during a hot summer day at the beach in De Haan, Belgium. Belgium experienced code red, extreme heat warning as temperatures soared during the second heatwave of the summer. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
People enjoy the sun and the fountains of the Trocadero gardens in Paris, when a new all-time high temperature of 42.6 degrees Celsius hit the French capital. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
People enjoy the sun and the fountains of the Trocadero gardens in Paris, when a new all-time high temperature of 42.6 degrees Celsius hit the French capital. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
People cool down in the fountains of the Trocadero gardens in Paris. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
People cool down in the fountains of the Trocadero gardens in Paris. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
A boat sails as sunbathers relax during a hot summer day at the beach in De Haan, Belgium. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
A boat sails as sunbathers relax during a hot summer day at the beach in De Haan, Belgium. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
A person dives into the water at Hathersage Outdoor Swimming Pool, in Derbyshire, England. Paris and London and places across Europe braced for record temperatures as the second heatwave this summer baked the continent. (Anthony Devlin/ PA via AP)
A person dives into the water at Hathersage Outdoor Swimming Pool, in Derbyshire, England. Paris and London and places across Europe braced for record temperatures as the second heatwave this summer baked the continent. (Anthony Devlin/ PA via AP)
A boy jumps into the water at the beach in Barcelona, Spain. Europe saw record-high temperatures as much of the continent was trapped in a heatwave, the second in two months. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
A boy jumps into the water at the beach in Barcelona, Spain. Europe saw record-high temperatures as much of the continent was trapped in a heatwave, the second in two months. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
A girl cools off by jumping through a park fountain in Antwerp, Belgium. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
A girl cools off by jumping through a park fountain in Antwerp, Belgium. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
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