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Beating the heat

People cool off with water from a fountain during a hot summer day, in the basque city of Vitoria, northern Spain, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. Hot air from Africa is bringing a heat wave to Europe, prompting health warnings about Sahara Desert dust and exceptionally high temperatures that could peak at 47 degrees Celsius (117 Fahrenheit) in Spain and Portugal. AP
A man poses while drinking from a water bottle as the sun shines in the northern French city of Lille on July 25, 2018. Some 18 departments across France have been placed on an 'orange' alert as heatwave conditions prevail across western Europe. AFP
A child plays in the waterfall at Yards Park amid warm Summer temperatures in Washington, DC, July 19, 2018. AFP
Dallas Ryan plays in the Trinity River at Panther Island near downtown Fort Worth, Texas Thursday afternoon, July 19. It was 108 degrees at 5pm in Fort Worth. Scorching heat was spreading Friday across much of the South, where temperatures are expected to soar over 100 degrees (37.8 Celsius) and then persist into next week. Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi and west Tennessee were all under heat advisories or warnings Friday morning. AP
Vincent Rodriguez, 4, from Waco, Texas, stays close to a water-spray fan along East Exchange while visiting the Stockyards with his parents, Friday, July 20, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas. Scorching heat was spreading Friday across much of the South, where temperatures are expected to soar over 100 degrees (37.8 Celsius) and then persist into next week. Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi and west Tennessee were all under heat advisories or warnings Friday morning. AP
A temperature indicator measures 43.1 degrees Celsius, placed on the surface of the spectators' stand at the construction site of the New National Stadium, the main stadium of Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, during a media opportunity in Tokyo, Japan July 18, 2018. Reuters
A man wipes the sweat from his face in the scorching heat at a business district in Tokyo, Monday, July 23, 2018. Searing hot temperatures are forecast for wide swaths of Japan and South Korea in a long-running heat wave. The mercury is expected to reach 39 degrees Celsius (102 degrees Fahrenheit) on Monday in the city of Nagoya in central Japan and reach 37 in Tokyo. Deaths have been reported almost every day. AP
A visitor walks through a water mist to cool herself off at the Gwanghwamun Square in downtown Seoul, South Korea, Monday, July 23, 2018. Japan recorded its highest temperature ever Monday as a deadly heat wave continued to grip a wide swath of the country and nearby South and North Korea. AP
People cool themselves at the Fontaine du Trocadero in front of The Eiffel Tower in Paris on July 25, 2018, as a heatwave continues across northern Europe, with wildfires breaking out in northern Scandanavia and Greece. AFP
Visitors rest in the shade in the midday heat at Cheonggye stream in downtown Seoul, South Korea, Monday, July 23, 2018. The temperature in a city north of Tokyo reached 41.1 degrees Celsius (106 degrees Fahrenheit) on Monday, the highest ever recorded in Japan, as a deadly heat wave gripped a wide swath of the country and nearby South Korea. AP
A boy enjoys himself as he cools off in an outdoor water fountain in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. A heat wave warning was issued in Seoul as temperatures soared above 37 degrees Celsius (98.6 degrees Fahrenheit). AP
Boys lie down as they wait for the fountain to sprinkle water in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. A heat wave warning was issued in Seoul as temperatures soared above 37 degrees Celsius (98.6 degrees Fahrenheit). AP
A woman uses a fan as she stands along a street in Tokyo on July 23, 2018, as Japan suffers from a heatwave. Japan's severe heatwave killed at least 15 people and sent more than 12,000 to hospital in the first two weeks of July, official figures show as the temperature neared 40 degrees C (104 F) in many cities on July 22. AFP
A woman holds an umbrella as she walks along a street in Tokyo on July 23, 2018, as Japan suffers from a heatwave. AFP
A man cools himself with a portable fan in Tokyo on July 24, 2018, as Japan suffers from a heatwave. AFP
Children play in the water jets at a park near Nerima in Tokyo, Japan, 23 July 2018 as temperature rose up to 39.6 degrees Celsius, the highest temperature since the start of weather information record. While central Tokyo hit the 39 degrees mark, the city of Kumagaya, north of Tokyo measured 41.1 degrees Celsius , the yet highest temperature in Japan. From the end of April to mid-July 2018, reportedly so far 21,166 people were taken to hospital for heat related problems, alone from 09 to 15 July, a total of 9,956 people were hospitalized due to suffering from the hot weather conditions, Japan's Fire and Disaster Management Agency said. EPA
A forest is on fire near Potsdam, eastern Germany on July 26, 2018. Dozens of wildfires have hit countries across northern Europe and Greece as a heatwave continues to hold across much of the continent. AFP
A picture taken with a drone showing a tree stands in the middle of a dry patch in a field in Zurich, Switzerland. Forecasters state that temperatures are due to peak on 20 July with showers andthunder storms predicted for the following days. EPA
A pond is completely dry and cracked near Commerce, Texas, USA, 16 July 2018. Temperatures are predicted to be over 100 degrees fahrenheit (around 37.7 degrees Celsius) in North Texas for the next ten days. EPA
A pond is completely dry and cracked near Commerce, Texas, USA, 16 July 2018. Temperatures are predicted to be over 100 degrees fahrenheit (around 37.7 degrees Celsius) in North Texas for the next ten days. EPA
The lower jaw of a wild hog lays in a pasture near Commerce, Texas, USA, 16 July 2018. Temperatures are predicted to be over 100 degrees fahrenheit (around 37.7 degrees Celsius) in North Texas for the next ten days. EPA
A dried sunflower stands on a field in Dortmund, western Germany, on July 30, 2018. AFP


People cool off with water from a fountain during a hot summer day, in the basque city of Vitoria, northern Spain, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. Hot air from Africa is bringing a heat wave to Europe, prompting health warnings about Sahara Desert dust and exceptionally high temperatures that could peak at 47 degrees Celsius (117 Fahrenheit) in Spain and Portugal. AP
A man poses while drinking from a water bottle as the sun shines in the northern French city of Lille on July 25, 2018. Some 18 departments across France have been placed on an 'orange' alert as heatwave conditions prevail across western Europe. AFP
A child plays in the waterfall at Yards Park amid warm Summer temperatures in Washington, DC, July 19, 2018. AFP
Dallas Ryan plays in the Trinity River at Panther Island near downtown Fort Worth, Texas Thursday afternoon, July 19. It was 108 degrees at 5pm in Fort Worth. Scorching heat was spreading Friday across much of the South, where temperatures are expected to soar over 100 degrees (37.8 Celsius) and then persist into next week. Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi and west Tennessee were all under heat advisories or warnings Friday morning. AP
Vincent Rodriguez, 4, from Waco, Texas, stays close to a water-spray fan along East Exchange while visiting the Stockyards with his parents, Friday, July 20, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas. Scorching heat was spreading Friday across much of the South, where temperatures are expected to soar over 100 degrees (37.8 Celsius) and then persist into next week. Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi and west Tennessee were all under heat advisories or warnings Friday morning. AP
A temperature indicator measures 43.1 degrees Celsius, placed on the surface of the spectators' stand at the construction site of the New National Stadium, the main stadium of Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, during a media opportunity in Tokyo, Japan July 18, 2018. Reuters
A man wipes the sweat from his face in the scorching heat at a business district in Tokyo, Monday, July 23, 2018. Searing hot temperatures are forecast for wide swaths of Japan and South Korea in a long-running heat wave. The mercury is expected to reach 39 degrees Celsius (102 degrees Fahrenheit) on Monday in the city of Nagoya in central Japan and reach 37 in Tokyo. Deaths have been reported almost every day. AP
A visitor walks through a water mist to cool herself off at the Gwanghwamun Square in downtown Seoul, South Korea, Monday, July 23, 2018. Japan recorded its highest temperature ever Monday as a deadly heat wave continued to grip a wide swath of the country and nearby South and North Korea. AP
People cool themselves at the Fontaine du Trocadero in front of The Eiffel Tower in Paris on July 25, 2018, as a heatwave continues across northern Europe, with wildfires breaking out in northern Scandanavia and Greece. AFP
Visitors rest in the shade in the midday heat at Cheonggye stream in downtown Seoul, South Korea, Monday, July 23, 2018. The temperature in a city north of Tokyo reached 41.1 degrees Celsius (106 degrees Fahrenheit) on Monday, the highest ever recorded in Japan, as a deadly heat wave gripped a wide swath of the country and nearby South Korea. AP
A boy enjoys himself as he cools off in an outdoor water fountain in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. A heat wave warning was issued in Seoul as temperatures soared above 37 degrees Celsius (98.6 degrees Fahrenheit). AP
Boys lie down as they wait for the fountain to sprinkle water in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. A heat wave warning was issued in Seoul as temperatures soared above 37 degrees Celsius (98.6 degrees Fahrenheit). AP
A woman uses a fan as she stands along a street in Tokyo on July 23, 2018, as Japan suffers from a heatwave. Japan's severe heatwave killed at least 15 people and sent more than 12,000 to hospital in the first two weeks of July, official figures show as the temperature neared 40 degrees C (104 F) in many cities on July 22. AFP
A woman holds an umbrella as she walks along a street in Tokyo on July 23, 2018, as Japan suffers from a heatwave. AFP
A man cools himself with a portable fan in Tokyo on July 24, 2018, as Japan suffers from a heatwave. AFP
Children play in the water jets at a park near Nerima in Tokyo, Japan, 23 July 2018 as temperature rose up to 39.6 degrees Celsius, the highest temperature since the start of weather information record. While central Tokyo hit the 39 degrees mark, the city of Kumagaya, north of Tokyo measured 41.1 degrees Celsius , the yet highest temperature in Japan. From the end of April to mid-July 2018, reportedly so far 21,166 people were taken to hospital for heat related problems, alone from 09 to 15 July, a total of 9,956 people were hospitalized due to suffering from the hot weather conditions, Japan's Fire and Disaster Management Agency said. EPA
A forest is on fire near Potsdam, eastern Germany on July 26, 2018. Dozens of wildfires have hit countries across northern Europe and Greece as a heatwave continues to hold across much of the continent. AFP
A picture taken with a drone showing a tree stands in the middle of a dry patch in a field in Zurich, Switzerland. Forecasters state that temperatures are due to peak on 20 July with showers andthunder storms predicted for the following days. EPA
A pond is completely dry and cracked near Commerce, Texas, USA, 16 July 2018. Temperatures are predicted to be over 100 degrees fahrenheit (around 37.7 degrees Celsius) in North Texas for the next ten days. EPA
A pond is completely dry and cracked near Commerce, Texas, USA, 16 July 2018. Temperatures are predicted to be over 100 degrees fahrenheit (around 37.7 degrees Celsius) in North Texas for the next ten days. EPA
The lower jaw of a wild hog lays in a pasture near Commerce, Texas, USA, 16 July 2018. Temperatures are predicted to be over 100 degrees fahrenheit (around 37.7 degrees Celsius) in North Texas for the next ten days. EPA
A dried sunflower stands on a field in Dortmund, western Germany, on July 30, 2018. AFP


Choi Won-suk wschoi@ktimes.com
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