Photo Gallery: Heat Wave Sweeps Across The Nation

  • Hanna Hammond, 4, plays at the public sprayground at Memorial Park on Thursday in Oklahoma City, Okla.
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    Hanna Hammond, 4, plays at the public sprayground at Memorial Park on Thursday in Oklahoma City, Okla.
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  • Bathers beat the midday heat at the Devil's Pool in Wissahickon Valley Park on Wednesday in Philadelphia.
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    Bathers beat the midday heat at the Devil's Pool in Wissahickon Valley Park on Wednesday in Philadelphia.
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  • Angela Provis and her daughter Olivia Provis, 6, shield themselves from the afternoon sun while waiting for a bus Thursday in St. Louis.
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    Angela Provis and her daughter Olivia Provis, 6, shield themselves from the afternoon sun while waiting for a bus Thursday in St. Louis.
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  • Jayson Hamler runs under a spray of water outside a school on Wednesday in Milwaukee.
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    Jayson Hamler runs under a spray of water outside a school on Wednesday in Milwaukee.
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  • A member of the Salina South High School soccer team works out early Wednesday in Salina, Kan.
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    A member of the Salina South High School soccer team works out early Wednesday in Salina, Kan.
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  • A dog takes an early morning dip on the shore of Lake Michigan on Wednesday in Chicago.
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    A dog takes an early morning dip on the shore of Lake Michigan on Wednesday in Chicago.
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  • Franklin, Ind., Mayor Fred Paris pours one of 250 bags of ice into the Franklin Memorial Swimming Pool on Thursday.
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    Franklin, Ind., Mayor Fred Paris pours one of 250 bags of ice into the Franklin Memorial Swimming Pool on Thursday.
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  • Stephanie Gracia (center) watches as her children and their friends cool off in an inflatable pool outside their apartment Thursday in Brooklyn.
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    Stephanie Gracia (center) watches as her children and their friends cool off in an inflatable pool outside their apartment Thursday in Brooklyn.
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  • Lillie Walker, 90, accepts bottles of cold water on Monday in Jennings, Mo.
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    Lillie Walker, 90, accepts bottles of cold water on Monday in Jennings, Mo.
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  • Malee, a 3-month-old Asian elephant, sprays herself with water in her wading pool at the Oklahoma City Zoo on Monday.
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    Malee, a 3-month-old Asian elephant, sprays herself with water in her wading pool at the Oklahoma City Zoo on Monday.
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  • Children keep cool in a swimming pool in right field at Canal Park in Akron, Ohio, on Wednesday.
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    Children keep cool in a swimming pool in right field at Canal Park in Akron, Ohio, on Wednesday.
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  • A heat wave has brought temperatures well into the 90s and even beyond 100 for half the country, as seen in this heat map from NOAA.
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    A heat wave has brought temperatures well into the 90s and even beyond 100 for half the country, as seen in this heat map from NOAA.

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