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In pictures: Europe heatwave

People walking in Milan fountain

A stretch of southern-eastern Europe from Italy to Greece is in the grip of a heatwave.

People on Varna beach

As temperatures top 40C people have been flocking to the beaches, like this at Varna, Bulgaria.

Hazy Roman street

But in the cities keeping cool is a much harder job. The haze on this street in Rome is testament to the heat.

Woman carrying parasol in Tirana, Albania

This woman in Tirana, Albania, has resorted to the old technique of carrying a parasol.

Girl in fountain in Sofia, Bulgaria

But as this girl in Sofia knows, nothing beats cooling off in a fountain.

Boy jumping into pool

Or perhaps in a pool, as this boy is doing in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Boys in Sofia canal

Or perhaps in an irrigation canal, like these teenagers in Sofia.

People sitting in stream

For the more mature in years, the gentility of a stream is preferred. These people are enjoying a dip in Banja Vrujci, Serbia.

Boy throwing dog into water

But let's not forget that animals get hot too. This dog in the Romanian capital Bucharest is getting a helping hand from his owner.

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