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Muslim pilgrims carrying umbrellas to block the sun.

30 photos show what life is like in the hottest inhabited city on earth

Mecca in Saudi Arabia is the world's hottest inhabited place. Here are 30 photos showing what life is like there.
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.

Photos show what living in 17 countries with ‘extremely high water stress’ looks like on the ground

Research shows 17 countries face "extremely high" water stress, mostly in the Middle East and North Africa. These photos show the reality for each.
Shanghai residents endure a rainstorm on August 10, 2019, ahead of Typhoon Lekima.

Devastating photos show the damage of Typhoon Lekima, which left at least 44 people dead and forced 1 million to evacuate in China

A million people were evacuated from their homes and thousands of flights were cancelled across major airports in China.
Minneapolis residents took to social media to share photos of hail chunks the size of golf balls and baseballs.

A Minneapolis suburb got pelted by massive, baseball-sized hail

The hail chunks did enough damage to rip holes through window screens and vinyl siding of residents' homes, local media reported.
Extreme cases of hot, cold, wet, and dry weather are becoming more intense as the climate changes.

36 photos show how extreme weather and natural disasters have gotten more intense over the years

Extreme weather is increasing in terms of intensity and frequency as the planet warms, and these photos show us just how extraordinary that is.
A truck drives along a flooded highway on the Mississippi River.

30 before and after photos show the devastation from the floods in the Midwest

Much of the Midwest has been submerged in terrible flooding this year. Some farms can't plant crops. These photos show the damage on the ground.
People cool off in and around a large water pool at Trocadero, across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower on July 25, 2019 in Paris, France. The temperature got to 42 Celsius, or 107 fahrenheit, a high for the year and for a long time in Paris.

Paris just recorded its hottest temperature in history as a blistering heat wave sweeps across Europe

Paris recorded an all-time high temperature of 42.6 degrees Celsius (108.6 degrees Fahrenheit) on Thursday.

As the heat wave continues, one police department has asked people to ‘hold off’ on committing crimes until Monday

As the heatwave wages on, a Massachusetts police department took to Facebook to ask citizens to "hold off" on committing any crimes until Monday.