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Children cool off in a fountain in Albi, southern France, on August 5, 2018, as a heatwave in Europe continues. / AFP / REMY GABALDA
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Apartament blocks are pictured along the beach of the seaside resort of Benidorm, on August 5, 2018 Europe sweltered through an intense heatwave today, with soaring temperatures contributing to forest fires, nuclear plants closing and even threatening the Netherlands' supply of fries, although some countries experienced a slight respite. / AFP / JOSE JORDAN
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Two women use umbrellas to protect themselves from the sun at the seaside resort of Benidorm, on August 5, 2018 Europe sweltered through an intense heatwave today, with soaring temperatures contributing to forest fires, nuclear plants closing and even threatening the Netherlands' supply of fries, although some countries experienced a slight respite. / AFP / JOSE JORDAN
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Children cool off in a fountain in Albi, southern France, on August 5, 2018, as a heatwave in Europe continues. / AFP / REMY GABALDA
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A woman carries and inflatable as she walks on the promenade of the seaside resort of Benidorm, on August 5, 2018 Europe sweltered through an intense heatwave today, with soaring temperatures contributing to forest fires, nuclear plants closing and even threatening the Netherlands' supply of fries, although some countries experienced a slight respite. / AFP / JOSE JORDAN
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Children cool off in a fountain in Albi, southern France, on August 5, 2018, as a heatwave in Europe continues. / AFP / REMY GABALDA
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Beach-goers cool off and sunbathe on the beach of the seaside resort of Benidorm, on August 5, 2018 Europe sweltered through an intense heatwave today, with soaring temperatures contributing to forest fires, nuclear plants closing and even threatening the Netherlands' supply of fries, although some countries experienced a slight respite. / AFP / JOSE JORDAN
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Children cool off in a fountain in Albi, southern France, on August 5, 2018, as a heatwave in Europe continues. / AFP / REMY GABALDA
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People cool off in the water of the Arges river next to Adunatii Copaceni village at the outskirts of Bucharest on a hot summer afternoon August 5, 2018 as the heatwave in Europe continues. / AFP / Daniel MIHAILESCU
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Children cool off in a fountain in Albi, southern France, on August 5, 2018, as a heatwave in Europe continues. / AFP / REMY GABALDA
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Children cool off in a fountain in Albi, southern France, on August 5, 2018, as a heatwave in Europe continues. / AFP / REMY GABALDA
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A woman walks among beach-umbrellas on the beach of the seaside resort of Benidorm, on August 5, 2018 Europe sweltered through an intense heatwave today, with soaring temperatures contributing to forest fires, nuclear plants closing and even threatening the Netherlands' supply of fries, although some countries experienced a slight respite. / AFP / JOSE JORDAN
Updated 05 August 2018

Europe sizzles in heatwave

Europe sweltered through an intense heatwave on Sunday, with soaring temperatures contributing to forest fires, nuclear plants closing and even threatening the Netherlands' supply of fries, although some countries experienced a slight respite.(AFP)