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PHOTO GALLERY: Heatwave in Japan continues




A father and his son walk on a beach at a seaside park in Tokyo on July 22, 2018.
Japan's severe heatwave killed at least 15 people and sent more than 12,000 to hospital in the first two weeks of July, official figures show as the temperature neared 40 degrees C (104 F) in many cities on July 22.

Families swim and play in the water at a seaside park in Tokyo on July 22, 2018.
Japan's severe heatwave killed at least 15 people and sent more than 12,000 to hospital in the first two weeks of July, official figures show as the temperature neared 40 degrees C (104 F) in many cities on July 22.

An ice block is seen on display by a pedestrian sidewalk during a heatwave in Tokyo on July 22, 2018.
Japan's severe heatwave killed at least 15 people and sent more than 12,000 to hospital in the first two weeks of July, official figures show as the temperature neared 40 degrees C (104 F) in many cities on July 22.

Children play in a water fountain in a Tokyo park, as a heatwave grips Japan, on July 20, 2018.
A heatwave in Japan that has killed more than a dozen people is reviving concerns about the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which will be held during the country's notoriously sweltering summer.

shows reporters during a media tour at the construction site for the new National Stadium, venue for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, in Tokyo.
A heatwave in Japan that has killed more than a dozen people is reviving concerns about the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which will be held during the country's notoriously sweltering summer.

shows reporters during a media tour at the construction site for the new National Stadium, venue for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, in Tokyo.
A heatwave in Japan that has killed more than a dozen people is reviving concerns about the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which will be held during the country's notoriously sweltering summer.

A police officer guards a cordon at a residential address in Amesbury, southern England, on July 5, 2018 where police reported a man and woman were found unconscious in circumstances that sparked a major incident after contact with what was later identified as the nerve agent Novichok.
When Salisbury became the unwitting protagonist of a poisoning drama in March, it was in the merciless grip of a blast of cold blowing in from far-away Siberia. Now the historic cathedral city swelters in a summer heatwave, but the chill has returned. A 44-year-old mother of three became the first fatality of an international intrigue that Britain alleges is centred on Russia and a turncoat spy.


Members of the emergency services in green biohazard encapsulated suits work to afix the tent over the bench where a man and a woman were found on March 4 in critical condition at The Maltings shopping centre in Salisbury, southern England, on March 8, 2018 after the tent became detached.
When Salisbury became the unwitting protagonist of a poisoning drama in March, it was in the merciless grip of a blast of cold blowing in from far-away Siberia. Now the historic cathedral city swelters in a summer heatwave, but the chill has returned. A 44-year-old mother of three became the first fatality of an international intrigue that Britain alleges is centred on Russia and a turncoat spy

Families swim and play in the water at a seaside park in Tokyo on July 22, 2018.
Japan's severe heatwave killed at least 15 people and sent more than 12,000 to hospital in the first two weeks of July, official figures show as the temperature neared 40 degrees C (104 F) in many cities on July 22.