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In pictures: Europe swelters under near-record temperatures

Much of Europe has been basking in a mini-heat wave since Friday, and countries like the UK, France and Spain have experienced near-record temperatures.

But with lockdowns and social distancing measures in place across the continent, this is a summer like no other.

A woman uses a fan to refresh herself at Madrid Rio area in Madrid, Spain

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A woman refreshes herself in water at a square in Córdoba, Spain

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People enjoy the hot weather in by the river Thames in London, Britain

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People enjoy the warm weather in the Waal river in Nijmegen, The Netherlands

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People enjoy spraying water as a heat wave rolls over Paris, France

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A couple with a child try to protect themselves against the sun with a parasol as they walk near the Vatican

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People cool off at a fountain during the heat wave in Rome, Italy

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People jump into water in Barcelona, Spain

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People enjoy bathing at sunrise in the Geneva lake in Geneva, Switzerland

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