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Beating The Heat

As India reels under a severe heat wave, people are resorting to various steps to keep them cool.

June 03, 2019

A man uses a towel to wipe the sweat on his face on a hot and humid summer day in Hyderabad.

AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.

People play in water to cool off, at a water theme park on a hot summer afternoon in Lucknow. Prayagraj is declared the second hottest city of India on Sunday, sizzling at 47.3°C.

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Children play in water to cool off, at a water theme park on a hot summer afternoon in Lucknow.

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Boys take a dip in a pond to get respite from the scorching heat on a hot summer day, at Mundia village in Tonk District of Rajasthan.

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A man dives into a pond to get respite from the scorching heat on a hot summer day, at Mundia village in Tonk District of Rajasthan.

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A woman drinks water to quench her thirst on a hot summer day in Bikaner.

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A laborer takes rest under the shade of an auto-rickshaw on a hot summer day in Jammu. Many parts of India are experiencing heat wave conditions with temperature hovering above 45 degree celsius (113 fahrenheit).

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A member of an NGO distributes free butter-milk to the passengers of a bus on a hot summer day, in the old city of Hyderabad.

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A man drinks water on a hot, summer day, in Prayagraj.

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Homeless persons sleep under a flyover on a hot, summer day, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore

Elephants take a dip in a pond on a hot day at Alipore Zoological Garden, in Kolkata.

PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra

Giraffes rest inside their enclosure on a hot day at Alipore Zoological Garden, in Kolkata.

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Young boys take bath from a tubewell on a hot, summer day as temperature soars in the capital, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary

People cover themselves with umbrellas on a hot, summer day as mercury soars, at India Gate, in New Delhi.

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A mirage appears on Rajpath near India Gate on a hot, summer day as mercury soars, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Manvender Vashist

People rest under the shade of a tree near India Gate on a hot, summer day as mercury soars, in New Delhi.

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People take bath on a hot, summer day as mercury soars, near India Gate, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Manvender Vashist

A boy returning from school uses his bag to shield from sun as he walks through a dried pond on a hot summer day on the outskirts of Jammu.

AP Photo/Channi Anand

A man uses a torn portion of carton box while to protect himself from heat as he waits to cross a road on a hot summer afternoon in Hyderabad. The region continues to reel under extreme heat wave conditions.

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A family on a motorcycle uses an umbrella to protect from heat on a hot summer afternoon in Hyderabad.

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A woman takes a dip in a canal to cool off as temperatures soar on a hot, summer day, in Jammu.

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Pigeons at a water fountain as the sun sets on a hot, summer day, in New Delhi.

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People take rest on the shade of a commercial hoarding on a hot summer afternoon in Hyderabad.

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A monkey quenches its thirst from a water tank tap on a hot day in Prayagraj. Temperatures are soaring high in many parts of India.

AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh

A man offers drinking water to a train-passenger at a railway station on a hot day in Patiala.

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