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As a heat wave descends upon New York, people seek refuge from the record high temperatures at the beach in Coney Island.

31 photos show how people have endured blistering heat waves around the world this summer

The summer of 2019 might be the hottest on record. Here are 31 photos that show how the world is coping.
A weather anchor warns of high temperatures in Japan on July 30, 2019.

57 people are dead and 18,000 were hospitalized in Japan as the country grapples with a stifling heat wave

Scorching temperatures have plagued Japan for weeks, resulting in scores of heat-related deaths this summer.
A weather anchor warns of high temperatures in Japan on July 30, 2019.

At least 11 people, including an amusement park mascot, have died across Japan in an unexpected heat wave

Temperatures in Japan unexpectedly rose after the end of a rainy season this summer, with highs of about 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit expected this week.

Thousands of chickens at a UK poultry farm are dead following a brutal heatwave

Thousands of chicken at a UK farm are dead following last week's heatwave, with workers were seen piling carcasses outside the farm's buildings.
The forecast temperature anomaly across Europe on July 25, 2019.

Europe is battling an unprecedented heat wave, which has set records in 3 countries and is linked to at least 4 deaths

Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands saw their highest recorded temperatures, while three swimmers have died in the UK and a child died in Austria.

Why extreme heat turns train tracks into spaghetti

Extreme heat causes steel tracks to expand and buckle, forming "sun kinks" that could potentially derail train cars.
Boris Johnson met The Queen at Buckingham Palace to be named prime minister.

The Queen is keeping cool in the London heat wave with the help of a fancy $586 Dyson fan in Buckingham Palace

The fan could be seen in the palace as the Queen met with Boris Johnson on Wednesday to confirm him as the prime minister of the UK.

A Massachusetts police department is asking the public to refrain from criminal activity because it is ‘straight up hot as soccer balls out ther...

"Conducting criminal activity, in this extreme heat is next level henchmen status, and also very dangerous," the department wrote on Facebook.
Europe is bracing for a second heat wave in less than a month.

Europe is bracing for another blistering heat wave, less than a month after record-breaking temperatures scorched the continent

Europe could see temperatures reaching as high as 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in some areas on Wednesday and Thursday next week.
A heat wave is hitting American cities.

6 unexpected ways to survive a heat wave without air conditioning, from freezing your sheets to practicing a ‘cooling breath’

If installing an air conditioning unit or leaving town is out of the question, use these strategies to suffer less.