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Munich, Germany, July 18, 2007—German youths are caught in the heat of the moment as they leap into the Isar River Canal in Munich to cool off.

Blistering temperatures of up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) swept Germany and other parts of Europe in the past week.

Normally mild Britain experienced temperatures usually found on the Mediterranean coast.

The sweltering weather prompted warnings and placed medical officials on high alert, as a similar heat wave in 2003 killed 27,000 people across Europe, Spiegel Online reported.

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