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Last Updated: Saturday, 28 May, 2005, 15:53 GMT 16:53 UK
In pictures: Spring scorcher
A girl stands under a fountain in Hanover, Germany
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Countries in Europe and Asia are sweltering in May heatwaves, with temperatures soaring to well over 30C (86F).
A bear enjoys a shower at the zoo in Patna, India
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A bear in a zoo in the Patna, India, needs to cool off too.
French tennis player Tatiana Golovin wipes her face during a match on Saturday
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The unusually hot weather is affecting players at the French Open tennis tournament in Paris.
Pavle from Belgrade, Serbia, refreshes himself in a fountain in Rome on 27 May
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In Italy, public fountains are proving to be very popular with hordes of tourists.
Shia Muslims are sprayed with water in Baghdad, Iraq
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In Iraq, water is sprayed on men at prayer outside a mosque in Baghdad.


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