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A child rinses himself off after participating in Mud Day at the Nankin Mills Park, Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Westland, Mich. The annual day is for kids 12 years old and younger. While parents might be welcome, this isn't an event meant for teens or adults. It's all about the kids having some good, unclean fun during their summer break and is sponsored by the Wayne County Parks. AP
Kids play at a fountain at Georgetown Waterfront Park in Washington D.C., the United States, on July 17, 2019. The highest temperature reached 36 degrees Celsius in Washington D.C. on Wednesday as a result of a prolonged heat wave. Xinhua
A Palestinian child is poured with water to stay cool during hot weather, in the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Younis, July 17, 2019. Xinhua
Palestinian woman gives her children a bath in a slum on the outskirts of the Khan Yunis refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip on July 17, 2019, during a heat wave. AFP
People cool off near the fountain at Washington Square Park during a hot afternoon day on July 17, 2019 in New York City. Sweltering heat is moving into the New York City area, with temperatures expected to rise close to 100 degrees by this weekend. The large heat wave will affect close to two thirds of the United States, with the East Coast and Midwest seeing the worst conditions. AFP
Julissa Hernandez (L) and Kuna Malik Hamad (R) stay cool while practicing their Brazilian dancing under a fountain on the Georgetown Waterfront in Washington, DC, USA, 18 July 2019. An 'Excessive Heat Watch' has been issued for the Washington, DC area through 21 July by the National Weather Service, with heat index values of up to 110 Fahrenheit (43.33 Celsius). EPA
People cool off in the fountains of the Trocadero gardens, in front of the Eiffel Tower, in Paris, Friday, June 28, 2019. Schools are spraying kids with water and nursing homes are equipping the elderly with hydration sensors as France and other nations battle a record-setting heat wave baking much of Europe. On Thursday, July 18, 2019, the U.S.National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that June averaged 60.6 degrees (15.9 Celsius), about 1.7 degrees (0.9 Celsius) warmer than the 20th century average. It beat out 2016 for the hottest June with records going back to 1880.century average. It beat out 2016 for the hottest June with records going back to 1880. AP
Local residents cool off in a hydrosulfuric spring at the bank of the Syr Darya river in Kazakhstan's city of Baikonur, near the well-known Russian leased cosmodrome, on July 17, 2019. - The temperature in the city reached 39 degrees Celsius. AFP
A man dives into the Mediterranean Sea on a hot summer's day in Antibes, southern France, 17 July 2019. Temperatures in Antibes reached 29 degrees Celcius. EPA
People dive into the Mediterranean Sea on a hot summer's day in Antibes, southern France, 17 July 2019. Temperatures in Antibes reached 29 degrees Celcius. EPA
Jaylee Fogg, 10, throws back her mud crusted hair during Mud Day at the Nankin Mills Park, Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Westland, Mich. The annual day is for kids 12 years old and younger. While parents might be welcome, this isn't an event meant for teens or adults. It's all about the kids having some good, unclean fun during their summer break and is sponsored by the Wayne County Parks. AP
Children and adults rinse the mud off during Mud Day at the Nankin Mills Park, Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Westland, Mich. The annual day is for kids 12 years old and younger. While parents might be welcome, this isn't an event meant for teens or adults. It's all about the kids having some good, unclean fun during their summer break and is sponsored by the Wayne County Parks. AP
In this Sunday, July 14, 2019, photo, a man stands against while other man walking at Sijung Ho beach in North Korea. The beach is a popular tourist destination for locals and foreigners alike. AP
In this Sunday, July 14, 2019, photo, a man plays with an inflatable orca at Sijung Ho beach in North Korea. The beach is a popular tourist destination for locals and foreigners alike. AP
In this Sunday, July 14, 2019, photo, two man play with volleyball at Sijung Ho beach in North Korea. The beach is a popular tourist destination for locals and foreigners alike. AP
A Kashmiri boatman rows his boat at the Dal Lake on a hot summer day in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. AP
A general view over lavender filelds as the sun rises in Guadalajara, central Spain, 14 July 2019. The lavender production is relegating the growing of cereal and, presently, there are more than 2,500 hectares of land dedicated to grow lavender. This kind of growing is a tourist ploy as several thousand tourists visit the province of Guadalajara in summer to observe the mauve landscape. EPA
Palestinian girls play during an activity at a summer camp organised by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Gaza City on July 11, 2019. AFP
Palestinian girls play during an activity at a summer camp organized by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), in Gaza City July 10, 2019. Reuters
A boy receives sanfutie treatment in Linyi, east China's Shandong Province, July 12, 2019. Friday marks the beginning of sanfu, which refers to the three 10-day periods that are predicted to be the hottest days of the year. Sanfutie, a typical counter-season treatment in the system of traditional Chinese medicine, treats cold-weather-related illnesses in hot summer with a bandage made of traditional Chinese herbal medicine placed on various acupuncture points on the body. Xinhua
Glen Dunham tests the engines in his lobster boat as he prepares to put it into the Gulf of Maine as the lobster season gets underway on July 09, 2019 in Stonington, Maine. Maines lobsters are the most valuable commercial fishery in the state and the largest lobster fishery in the United States. Studies indicate that since 1982, temperatures in the Gulf of Maine have warmed about 2.3 degrees Fahrenheit, with the warmer water actually helping increase lobster populations. Mr. Dunham expressed a concern that the warming Gulf of Maine waters would drastically reduce the number of lobsters in the area within a decade. AFP
This photo taken on July 11, 2019 shows boats surrounded by algae in a bay in Qingdao, China's eastern Shandong province. - The bright green algae bloom is an annual phenomenon along the Shandong coastline since the first outbreak in 2008, and is believed to be caused by a combination of warming sea temperatures, and edible seaweed farming off the coast. AFP
In this June 30, 2019, photo provided by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, a loggerhead sea turtle returns to the ocean after nesting on Ossabaw Island, Ga. The giant, federally protected turtles are having an egg-laying boom on beaches in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, where scientists have counted record numbers of nests this summer. AP
A fly feeds on chamomile nectar in a field on the outskirts of Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, July 11, 2019, during a sunny summer's evening. AP
Giant panda 'Erxi' enjoys frozen fruit to cool off at Jinan Wildlife World in Jinan, east China's Shandong Province, July 15, 2019. Zoo authorities have taken measures to keep the giant panda cool in summer. Xinhua
A Squirrel Monkey tries to get food out of a frozen treat hung for him by zookeepers at the Phoenix Zoo, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Phoenix. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning to take effect until Wednesday night. The Phoenix Zoo use spraying, frozen treats and shaded area's to keep their animals cool. AP
Elephant keeper Monica Uhl cools off 'Reba', an Asian elephant at the Phoenix Zoo, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Phoenix. Forecasters are predicting that the temperature on Tuesday could hit a scorching high of 115 degrees. The Phoenix Zoo use spraying, frozen treats and shaded area's to keep their animals cool. AP
Members of the Last Chance for Animals hold models of slaughtered dogs during a rally to oppose eating dog meat in front of the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 12, 2019. July 12 is the day South Koreans eat healthy foods such as dog meat in the belief it would help them survive heat during summer. AP


A child rinses himself off after participating in Mud Day at the Nankin Mills Park, Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Westland, Mich. The annual day is for kids 12 years old and younger. While parents might be welcome, this isn't an event meant for teens or adults. It's all about the kids having some good, unclean fun during their summer break and is sponsored by the Wayne County Parks. AP
Kids play at a fountain at Georgetown Waterfront Park in Washington D.C., the United States, on July 17, 2019. The highest temperature reached 36 degrees Celsius in Washington D.C. on Wednesday as a result of a prolonged heat wave. Xinhua
A Palestinian child is poured with water to stay cool during hot weather, in the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Younis, July 17, 2019. Xinhua
Palestinian woman gives her children a bath in a slum on the outskirts of the Khan Yunis refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip on July 17, 2019, during a heat wave. AFP
People cool off near the fountain at Washington Square Park during a hot afternoon day on July 17, 2019 in New York City. Sweltering heat is moving into the New York City area, with temperatures expected to rise close to 100 degrees by this weekend. The large heat wave will affect close to two thirds of the United States, with the East Coast and Midwest seeing the worst conditions. AFP
Julissa Hernandez (L) and Kuna Malik Hamad (R) stay cool while practicing their Brazilian dancing under a fountain on the Georgetown Waterfront in Washington, DC, USA, 18 July 2019. An 'Excessive Heat Watch' has been issued for the Washington, DC area through 21 July by the National Weather Service, with heat index values of up to 110 Fahrenheit (43.33 Celsius). EPA
People cool off in the fountains of the Trocadero gardens, in front of the Eiffel Tower, in Paris, Friday, June 28, 2019. Schools are spraying kids with water and nursing homes are equipping the elderly with hydration sensors as France and other nations battle a record-setting heat wave baking much of Europe. On Thursday, July 18, 2019, the U.S.National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that June averaged 60.6 degrees (15.9 Celsius), about 1.7 degrees (0.9 Celsius) warmer than the 20th century average. It beat out 2016 for the hottest June with records going back to 1880.century average. It beat out 2016 for the hottest June with records going back to 1880. AP
Local residents cool off in a hydrosulfuric spring at the bank of the Syr Darya river in Kazakhstan's city of Baikonur, near the well-known Russian leased cosmodrome, on July 17, 2019. - The temperature in the city reached 39 degrees Celsius. AFP
A man dives into the Mediterranean Sea on a hot summer's day in Antibes, southern France, 17 July 2019. Temperatures in Antibes reached 29 degrees Celcius. EPA
People dive into the Mediterranean Sea on a hot summer's day in Antibes, southern France, 17 July 2019. Temperatures in Antibes reached 29 degrees Celcius. EPA
Jaylee Fogg, 10, throws back her mud crusted hair during Mud Day at the Nankin Mills Park, Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Westland, Mich. The annual day is for kids 12 years old and younger. While parents might be welcome, this isn't an event meant for teens or adults. It's all about the kids having some good, unclean fun during their summer break and is sponsored by the Wayne County Parks. AP
Children and adults rinse the mud off during Mud Day at the Nankin Mills Park, Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Westland, Mich. The annual day is for kids 12 years old and younger. While parents might be welcome, this isn't an event meant for teens or adults. It's all about the kids having some good, unclean fun during their summer break and is sponsored by the Wayne County Parks. AP
In this Sunday, July 14, 2019, photo, a man stands against while other man walking at Sijung Ho beach in North Korea. The beach is a popular tourist destination for locals and foreigners alike. AP
In this Sunday, July 14, 2019, photo, a man plays with an inflatable orca at Sijung Ho beach in North Korea. The beach is a popular tourist destination for locals and foreigners alike. AP
In this Sunday, July 14, 2019, photo, two man play with volleyball at Sijung Ho beach in North Korea. The beach is a popular tourist destination for locals and foreigners alike. AP
A Kashmiri boatman rows his boat at the Dal Lake on a hot summer day in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. AP
A general view over lavender filelds as the sun rises in Guadalajara, central Spain, 14 July 2019. The lavender production is relegating the growing of cereal and, presently, there are more than 2,500 hectares of land dedicated to grow lavender. This kind of growing is a tourist ploy as several thousand tourists visit the province of Guadalajara in summer to observe the mauve landscape. EPA
Palestinian girls play during an activity at a summer camp organised by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Gaza City on July 11, 2019. AFP
Palestinian girls play during an activity at a summer camp organized by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), in Gaza City July 10, 2019. Reuters
A boy receives sanfutie treatment in Linyi, east China's Shandong Province, July 12, 2019. Friday marks the beginning of sanfu, which refers to the three 10-day periods that are predicted to be the hottest days of the year. Sanfutie, a typical counter-season treatment in the system of traditional Chinese medicine, treats cold-weather-related illnesses in hot summer with a bandage made of traditional Chinese herbal medicine placed on various acupuncture points on the body. Xinhua
Glen Dunham tests the engines in his lobster boat as he prepares to put it into the Gulf of Maine as the lobster season gets underway on July 09, 2019 in Stonington, Maine. Maines lobsters are the most valuable commercial fishery in the state and the largest lobster fishery in the United States. Studies indicate that since 1982, temperatures in the Gulf of Maine have warmed about 2.3 degrees Fahrenheit, with the warmer water actually helping increase lobster populations. Mr. Dunham expressed a concern that the warming Gulf of Maine waters would drastically reduce the number of lobsters in the area within a decade. AFP
This photo taken on July 11, 2019 shows boats surrounded by algae in a bay in Qingdao, China's eastern Shandong province. - The bright green algae bloom is an annual phenomenon along the Shandong coastline since the first outbreak in 2008, and is believed to be caused by a combination of warming sea temperatures, and edible seaweed farming off the coast. AFP
In this June 30, 2019, photo provided by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, a loggerhead sea turtle returns to the ocean after nesting on Ossabaw Island, Ga. The giant, federally protected turtles are having an egg-laying boom on beaches in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, where scientists have counted record numbers of nests this summer. AP
A fly feeds on chamomile nectar in a field on the outskirts of Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, July 11, 2019, during a sunny summer's evening. AP
Giant panda 'Erxi' enjoys frozen fruit to cool off at Jinan Wildlife World in Jinan, east China's Shandong Province, July 15, 2019. Zoo authorities have taken measures to keep the giant panda cool in summer. Xinhua
A Squirrel Monkey tries to get food out of a frozen treat hung for him by zookeepers at the Phoenix Zoo, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Phoenix. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning to take effect until Wednesday night. The Phoenix Zoo use spraying, frozen treats and shaded area's to keep their animals cool. AP
Elephant keeper Monica Uhl cools off 'Reba', an Asian elephant at the Phoenix Zoo, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Phoenix. Forecasters are predicting that the temperature on Tuesday could hit a scorching high of 115 degrees. The Phoenix Zoo use spraying, frozen treats and shaded area's to keep their animals cool. AP
Members of the Last Chance for Animals hold models of slaughtered dogs during a rally to oppose eating dog meat in front of the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 12, 2019. July 12 is the day South Koreans eat healthy foods such as dog meat in the belief it would help them survive heat during summer. AP


Choi Won-suk wschoi@koreatimes.co.kr


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