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Gallery: America soaks up hundred-degree heatwave

Much of the US is sweltering in temperatures of 100-plus Fahrenheit. So that’s where our summer went…

Image: Elise Amendola/AP/Press Association Images

A HEATWAVE IS continuing to smother much of the USA, with several states sweltering in temperatures of almost 40 degrees centigrade.

The country has seen several days of soaring temperatures and high humidity, prompting authorities in many areas to issue health warnings. Meanwhile, people have taken to keeping cool in a number of interesting ways – and even the cows are feeling the heat…

Slideshow: Americans cope with continuing heatwave

Gallery: America soaks up hundred-degree heatwave
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    A sign in Hondo, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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    Sign at a skate park in Andover, Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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    Enjoying a snowball fight with ice shavings delivered from an indoor ice-hockey arena in Andover, Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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    Standing under a fire hydrant in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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    Kids play with hoses in Lebanon, Ohio. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)
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    Cows are cooled by large wall fans in Braintree, Vermont. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)
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    Children play in water pouring from an overhead release in Brooklyn, New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
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    Fans for distribution to senior citizens. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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    A walker strips off, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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    Dispensing ice creams in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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    Children sit in a fountain during a baseball game in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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    Cooling off at Wissahickon Valley Park, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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    Children play in water outside a school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

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