National heat wave

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Summer Santa Claus Tom Osborn of Taylor, Pa. a member of the Greater Scranton Jaycees, cools his feet in a pool of ice at Lackawanna County Courthouse Square during First Night festivities held in downtown Scranton, Pennsylvania on Friday, July 6, 2012. (AP PhotoThe Scranton Times-Tribune, Butch Comegys)
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Peter Ely, of St. Louis, cools off in a lagoon Thursday, July 5, 2012, at Forest Park in St. Louis. "I've come here a couple of times this summer. I didn't think I was going to make it over here. It was so drained from walking," said Ely. (AP PhotoSt. Louis Post-Dispatch, Laurie Skrivan) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT
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A sleepy jaguar yawns as she prepares for a nap in the heat at the Montgomery Zoo in Montgomery, Ala., Friday, July 6, 2012. (AP PhotoDave Martin)
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Victoria Bombin, 5, drinks water from a hose as Carter Pugh, 10, waits for his turn to cool off on Thursday, July 5, 2012 in LaPorte, Ind. (AP PhotoThe LaPorte Herald-Argus, Bob Wellinski)
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Jake Wenz, 12, jumps off the high board at Centennial Beach in Naperville, Ill. on Friday July 6, 2012. There's been no relief day or night from a scorching heat wave in the central U.S., and the deadly temperatures were heading east Friday after Midwest cities like Chicago, St. Louis and Milwaukee set record highs.(AP PhotoDaily Herald,Bev Horne ) MANDATORY CREDIT TV OUT MAGS
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A street performer who makes tips by posing as the Statue of Liberty with tourists takes a water break while working in Times Square, Saturday, July 7, 2012, in New York. A heat warning is in effect though the evening in New York metropolitan area, and a severe thunderstorm watch has also been issued. (AP PhotoMary Altaffer)
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Boats sit on thr dry cracked bottom of a dry cove at Morse Reservoir in Noblesville, Ind., Friday, July 6, 2012. The reservoir is down nearly 4 feet from normal levels and being lowered 1 foot every 5 days. Temperatures again exceeded 100 degrees in Central Indiana. The National Weather Service said the record-breaking heat that has baked the nation’s midsection for several days was slowly moving into the mid-Atlantic states and Northeast. Excessive-heat warnings remained in place Friday for all of Iowa, Indiana and Illinois as well as much of Wisconsin, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Kentucky. (AP PhotoMichael Conroy)
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A volunteer firefighter cools himself before reentering a house fire in 100-plus degree weather in rural Meredosia, Ill., Friday, July 6, 2012. (AP PhotoJacksonville Journal-Courier, Robert Leistra)
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Sharrii Sutton cools down Baylie Taggert at a car wash fundraiser in Jacksonville, N.C. on Friday, July 6, 2012. The heat gripping much of the country was set to peak Saturday in several places, with temperatures of more than 100 degrees expected in Philadelphia, excessive heat warnings in the Midwest and ongoing power outages of more than a week in the mid-Atlantic. (AP Photo, Daily News, Chuck Beckley)
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Brian Frandsen pours water over his head in an effort to cool off while building a cement block wall on Saturday, July 7, 2012 in Huntsville, Ala. (AP PhotoThe Huntsville Times, Dave Dieter)
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Frank Moralez sells cold beverages to motorists on the Roosevelt Boulevard, Saturday, July 7, 2012, in the Feltonville section of Philadelphia. Temperatures of more than 100 degrees were forecast in Philadelphia and excessive heat warnings were issued for several states in the Midwest as a heat wave continued. (AP PhotoJoseph Kaczmarek)
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Kevin Sanabria, 10, plays in a small waterfall in Trenton, N.J., Saturday, July, 7, 2012. People were coping as temperatures in the region climbed into the high 90s. (AP PhotoMel Evans)
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Nia Bailey, 8, of Washington, left, and Amari Swint, 8, of Philadelphia, throw water balloons while in an inflatable pool during a seventh annual block party on Newton Street in northwest Washington, during record heat with temperatures in the triple digits, Saturday, July 7, 2012. (AP PhotoJacquelyn Martin)
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Visitors get much needed relief from a water sprinkler set up at the National Mall near the Lincoln Memorial, rear, in Washington Saturday, July 7, 2012. The heat gripping much of the country is set to peak Saturday in many places, including some Northeast cities, where temperatures close to or surpassing 100 degrees are expected. (AP PhotoManuel Balce Ceneta)
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Perspiration collects on construction worker David Macmullen's face in the afternoon heat, Friday, July 6, 2012, in Philadelphia. The National Weather Service said the record-breaking heat that has baked the nation’s midsection for several days was slowly moving into the mid-Atlantic states and Northeast. Excessive-heat warnings remained in place Friday for all of Iowa, Indiana and Illinois as well as much of Wisconsin, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Kentucky. (AP PhotoMatt Rourke)
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Holding a fan, Sandra Bears, left, dances along with Tracy Canty, center, and Tony Crowder, all of Washington, during a seventh annual block party on Newton Street in northwest Washington, during record heat with temperatures in the triple digits, Saturday, July 7, 2012. (AP PhotoJacquelyn Martin)
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A dancer spins a banner at a festival in Trenton, N.J., Saturday, July, 7, 2012. People were coping with the heat as temperatures in the region climbed into the high 90s. (AP PhotoMel Evans)

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