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In pictures: Europe's July 2019 heatwave

People crowd a beach on the island of Usedom, northern Germany Image copyright AFP
Image caption People crowd a beach on the island of Usedom, northern Germany

People around Europe are looking for ways to stay cool as record temperatures hit the Continent.

The second heatwave in a month has seen Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands all record their highest ever temperatures.

Weather warnings have been issued in countries including Portugal, France and Luxembourg.

Temperatures of 42C have been reached in Paris, while comparisons have been drawn to a deadly heatwave in 2003.

Farmers rescue fishes from the almost dried-up Landes pond in Lussat, central France Image copyright Reuters
Image caption These farmers rescued fish from an almost dried-up pond in central France
Two common bottlenose dolphins are seen with their keeper pictured in a show at the Madrid Zoo Image copyright SOPA Images
Image caption An animal keeper swims with two bottlenose dolphins in Spain's Madrid Zoo
An aerial photo of the first beach-goers on the beach of Scheveningen in the Netherlands Image copyright AFP
Image caption The Dutch government has activated its "national heat plan" to cope with the effects of high temperatures - but this didn't stop beach-goers in Scheveningen
People cool off near to the Eiffel Tower in Paris Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption People cool off near to the Eiffel Tower in Paris
New Zealand's George Bennett (C), wearing a special plastic bib with several pockets filled with ice due to a heatwave in France Image copyright AFP
Image caption To help stay cool in the Tour de France, cyclist George Bennett wears a special jacket with pockets filled with ice cubes
A monkey eats iced cherries to cool off at the Rome zoo Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption This monkey was treated to iced cherries at the Rome zoo
People line up to jump off a diving tower on the shore of the lake Ammersee near the small Bavarian village of Utting, southern Germany Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption People line up to jump off a diving tower near the small village of Utting, in Bavaria, southern Germany
A little boy plays with water-jets in the fountain at the De Ferrari Square on a hot summer day, in Genoa, Italy Image copyright EPA
Image caption A child plays in the fountains of De Ferrari Square in Genoa, Italy

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