As a heat wave descends upon New York, people seek refuge from the record high temperatures at the beach in Coney Island

Heat waves have swept the world this summer.
The US, Europe, Japan, Russia, and Greenland all experienced, at times, record-breaking high temperatures in June and July.
From Rome to Washington to Tokyo, see how people around the world have tried to escape the heat.
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No one can outrun the heat, not this year.

It’s the height of August, and many parts of the world have been dealing with relentless heat waves this summer. The US, Europe, Japan, Russia, and Greenland have all experienced record-breaking high temperatures. July was likely the hottest month in recorded history.

These heat waves don’t care about borders. Few cultural differences exist when it comes to keeping cool.

Wildfires are burning in Alaska and Russia, and Greenland is melting rapidly. People try to escape the relentless heat in fire hydrants, fountains, rivers, lakes, and oceans alike.

Here are 31 photos showing the struggle to stay cool, hydrated, and even-tempered during a particularly hot summer.

SEE ALSO: July was likely the hottest month ever, and experts say it has ‘re-written climate history’

DON’T MISS: A massive heat wave is sweeping the US. Here’s how extreme summer heat affects your body and brain.

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