Striking Photos Show Europe Trying To Cope With Brutal Heatwave

Extreme temperature warnings have been issued this week.
People take an early-morning swim in the Jesus Green pool on Monday as temperatures begin to rise in Cambridge, England.
People take an early-morning swim in the Jesus Green pool on Monday as temperatures begin to rise in Cambridge, England.
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Brutal heat has gripped Europe this week, sending temperatures soaring in Spain, Portugal, the UK and France and contributing to massive deadly fires in multiple countries.

Below, see some of the latest photos of people (and animals) trying to deal with the sweltering heat and find ways to cool off.

Sweat runs down the face of a member of the Household Troop at Horse Guards Parade in central London, Monday.
Sweat runs down the face of a member of the Household Troop at Horse Guards Parade in central London, Monday.
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A police officer gives water to a British soldier wearing a traditional bearskin hat, on guard duty outside Buckingham Palace, during hot weather in London on Monday.
A police officer gives water to a British soldier wearing a traditional bearskin hat, on guard duty outside Buckingham Palace, during hot weather in London on Monday.
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Water from a fountain runs down in front of the Old Opera in Frankfurt, Germany, on Monday. Germany expects high temperatures on Monday and Tuesday.
Water from a fountain runs down in front of the Old Opera in Frankfurt, Germany, on Monday. Germany expects high temperatures on Monday and Tuesday.
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A digital thermometer displays a temperature of 40 degrees Celsius (approximately 104 degrees Fahrenheit) in Oxford Circus, central London.
A digital thermometer displays a temperature of 40 degrees Celsius (approximately 104 degrees Fahrenheit) in Oxford Circus, central London.
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A man sunbathes on the beach in Mousehole, Cornwall, during the U.K.'s first red extreme heat warning on Monday.
A man sunbathes on the beach in Mousehole, Cornwall, during the U.K.'s first red extreme heat warning on Monday.
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People jump from a rock into the sea at Brighton, southern England, on Sunday.
People jump from a rock into the sea at Brighton, southern England, on Sunday.
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A dog refreshes with water jets in Brest, western France, on Monday.
A dog refreshes with water jets in Brest, western France, on Monday.
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An aerial view shows people swimming in the sun at Hathersage Swimming Pool, west of Sheffield in northern England, on Monday.
An aerial view shows people swimming in the sun at Hathersage Swimming Pool, west of Sheffield in northern England, on Monday.
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Men relax in the sun on Monday in London.
Men relax in the sun on Monday in London.
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A person walks a dry bank of a tributary to the Dowry Reservoir close to Oldham, England, on Monday.
A person walks a dry bank of a tributary to the Dowry Reservoir close to Oldham, England, on Monday.
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A man uses a newspaper as a fan while traveling on the Bakerloo line in central London during Monday's heat wave.
A man uses a newspaper as a fan while traveling on the Bakerloo line in central London during Monday's heat wave.
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People throw water at each other during the annual water fight in the streets of the Vallecas neighborhood of Madrid, Spain, on Sunday.
People throw water at each other during the annual water fight in the streets of the Vallecas neighborhood of Madrid, Spain, on Sunday.
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Revellers take part in the annual "Naval Battle" of Vallecas in Madrid on Sunday.
Revellers take part in the annual "Naval Battle" of Vallecas in Madrid on Sunday.
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