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Pictures: US citizens rushed to the water fountains to escape from heat wave

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Zubair Yaqoob
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A large number of residents of the US capital, Washington, rushed to places with “water fountains” to escape the severe heat wave of 41 degrees Celsius.

High temperatures in Washington
High temperatures in Washington

A heat wave swept through the central and eastern United States on Saturday, prompting some residents to resort to air-conditioning centers, while temperatures in Washington were 41 degrees Celsius, with higher expectations.

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Children playing in the fountain to escape the heat wave
Children playing in the fountain to escape the heat wave

“It’s very hot now, from states in coastal areas to Mississippi and then to the east coast,” said Alex Lammers of the National Weather Service’s meteorological forecasting center.

Battling with hot weather
Battling with hot weather

High temperatures have caused deaths, and several cities, ranging from Chicago to New York, have urged residents to resort to air-conditioning centers such as libraries and shopping centers, the local administrations said.

Citizens play water fountain in Washington
Citizens play water fountain in Washington

A young man moves into the water to escape the heat wave
A young man moves into the water to escape the heat wave

Girl enjoys the cold water
Girl enjoys the cold water

A girl plays in the water, her mother follows her
A girl plays in the water, her mother follows her

Fountain at Washington Square Park in Manhattan
Fountain at Washington Square Park in Manhattan

No hurry water is free
No hurry water is free

Chicago residents at the water facility provided by the government
Chicago residents at the water facility provided by the government

Read also: US weather alert: Major cities to face hot weather

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