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Photo Journal: Retreat from the heat


A child plays in a fountain at a park in Tokyo's Edogawa Ward on July 7, 2016, as the capital and many other areas baked in sweltering temperatures. The Japan Meteorological Agency said that the high temperature reached 35 degrees Celsius or more at 51 observation points across Japan on July 7. A high of 38.8 degrees Celsius was recorded in Koshu, Yamanashi Prefecture, 37 C in the Gunma Prefecture city of Maebashi, and 36.7 C in central Tokyo. (Mainichi)

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