Europe reels under scorching heat wave
Temperatures in Germany were above 39 degrees Celsius (100.4 degrees Fahrenheit), on July 4. Hot, yes, but not quite as hot as in 2003, when temperatures reached 40.2 degrees. People stayed indoors or tried to cool off in open-air pools. In this picture, a boy runs through the water installation "Hexagonal Water Pavilion" by Danish artist Jeppe Hein in Nuremberg.