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Britons swelter in heatwave

Temperatures in London soared past 30 degrees Celsius

Britons swelter in heatwave
Swimmers enjoy the sunshine at an outdoor pool in central London on July 17, 2013 in England. The United Kingdom is experiencing heatwave conditions for a second week. (Getty Images)
Britons swelter in heatwave
Members of the public relax in the high temperatures on the Southbank near to the Tate Modern art gallery on July 16, 2013 in London, England. The United Kingdom is experiencing a second week of heatwave conditions. (Getty Images)
Britons swelter in heatwave
Members of the public relax in the high temperatures on the Southbank near to the Tate Modern art gallery on July 16, 2013 in London, England. The United Kingdom is experiencing a second week of heatwave conditions. (Getty Images)
Britons swelter in heatwave
Members of the public relax in the high temperatures on the Southbank near to the Tate Modern art gallery on July 16, 2013 in London, England. The United Kingdom is experiencing a second week of heatwave conditions. (Getty Images)
Britons swelter in heatwave
A couple rest in the shade in Hyde Park on July 16, 2013 in London, England. The United Kingdom is experiencing a second week of heatwave conditions. (Getty Images)
Britons swelter in heatwave
Children play in the fountain 'Appearing Rooms', by Danish artist Jeppe Hein, on the Southbank in high temperatures on July 16, 2013 in London, England. The United Kingdom is experiencing a second week of heatwave conditions. (Getty Images)
Britons swelter in heatwave
Members of the public relax in the high temperatures on the Southbank near to the Tate Modern art gallery on July 16, 2013 in London, England. The United Kingdom is experiencing a second week of heatwave conditions. (Getty Images)
Britons swelter in heatwave
Children play in the fountain 'Appearing Rooms', by Danish artist Jeppe Hein, on the Southbank in high temperatures on July 16, 2013 in London, England. The United Kingdom is experiencing a second week of heatwave conditions. (Getty Images)