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In the Earth's northern hemisphere, people are struggling with the heat in different ways. Heat recently covered the Midwest and East Coast of the United States and some parts of Eastern Europe. Hot summer days also brought with them a rain, and as a result some of the showers flood in China.
For many, the best way to beat the heat - get out on the street or take a dip in the ponds, fountains, or just relax in the park or find a secluded spot to quietly enjoy the sun. Collected here are photos of the summer and people enjoying or struggling with the heat.
The boy near the confluence of the river Drim in Lake Ohrid in Struga, Macedonia, where the temperature rose to 40 degrees Celsius.
sunbathing girl in the English Garden in Munich.
Balloon Becky Petrehen called "world peace" is reflected in the pond in Chillikonte, Illinois, USA.
A surfer on a wave in Watergate Bay near Newquay, England.
Seven Years Yasmin Bolden wash off the mud from his face after the contest in the park "Wet and Wild Water Week Day Camp" in the camp in Birmingham, Alabama.
Vacationers at sunset at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, California.
A boy on a hill in the water park in Mogorode, near Budapest, where the temperature reached 36 degrees the weekend.
The dove is refreshed at the fountain in Madrid.
Children playing in a huge lake of mud during a competition in Denbigh dirt in the park Nanjing Mills in Westland, Michigan. More than 75 thousand liters of water mixed with 200 tons of soil for this annual event.
The sun sets on the horizon between the houses on the street 42nd Street in New York. This event takes place twice a year, when the sun sets, illuminating the street shining from the west to the east.
Lightning over buildings during a thunderstorm in Belgrade.
Girl jogging under the storm clouds over Havana's famous Malecon.
A Chinese man runs through a flooded stairwell in the garage during a rainstorm in Chengdu, Sichuan Province.
Rainbow over the farm after a rain in Charlestown, New Hampshire, USA.
members of the Paris triathlon in the river Seine in Paris.
A three-year Braxton Barton Maklanburg Park in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where the third consecutive day keeps record temperature.
A huge dust storm covered the city of Phoenix in Arizona, USA.
The bull in the water after the fun "Bous a la Mar" in Denia, Spain. "Bous a la Mar" ( "Bulls in the sea") - a festival that is held in honor of the Santísima Sangre and the monk Pedro Esteve, who, according to legend, saved the coastal town of Denia from the plague in 1633. Bykov, driven into the water, returned to land on boats.
A six-year Andre Rivera from Puerto Rico refreshed from fan in Texas.
Phoenix Firefighter Tony Reuters pours water on a full helmet while extinguishing a fire destroyed the building "Fiesta Asadero y Taqueria". It was the hottest day of the summer at the moment - 46 degrees Celsius.
The sun shines through a cloud of smoke from the fire near Los Alamos National Laboratory in the same city in New Mexico, USA. Then a forest fire lasted four days, approaching one of the country's nuclear laboratories, but firefighters managed to contain it.
People on a floating platform on a warm summer day in Zurich.
The boy jumping into the sea from a cliff on the background of the NPP "Kansai Electric Power Co." in the Japanese city of Mihama.
A girl plays in a fountain at the Victorian Square in downtown Sparks, Nevada, USA.
Visitors to the pool with artificial waves in akiruno, near Tokyo.
Members Music Festival Balaton in Zamárdi, 110 km west of Budapest.
People refreshing in the fountain in the background of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
The boy in a pond filled with algae in Qingdao, Shandong province.
Girls are poured during the All-Russian Youth Innovation Forum "Seliger 2011", organized by the Russian Federal Agency for Youth Affairs "Rosmolodezh" and Kremlin youth movement "Nashi" camp on Lake Seliger in the Tver region.
The male Siberian brown bear named Bayan at the zoo "Swarms Creek" in Krasnoyarsk.
Seven Years REPRESENTATIONS Davies kissing his year-old cousin William Respesa while playing under a water hose in Philadelphia.
The girl is talking to a police officer on the boat during the launch of Safety program for campers on Lake Zurich.
Gymnasts at the fountain on the second day of the World Gimnastrady in Lausanne. More than 20 thousand participants from around the world gathered at the gymnastic performances, which lasted a week. This event takes place every four years.
A boy cools down in a fountain at the Kremlin in Moscow.
Children Purity Lake in Madison, New Hampshire, USA.