Summer Heat Hits China, People Crowding Pools and Beaches

| July 19th, 2009

As China goes into the summer season, many cities in are under record high temperatures. Public pools and beaches are overwhelmed with visitors trying to stay cool. These pictures show what it means for China to be the highest populated country.

 
July 18, public swimming pools are full of visitors in Wuhan. On that day temperature hits 39 degrees Celsius (102.2 Fahrenheit). The number of visitors in Wuhan Youth Center Water World hit the record high over 5000 residents hit the pool to cool off.

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Wuhan residents are waiting in line to get in the “surfing pool”

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 新华社照片,大连(辽宁),2009年7月19日
    大连海滨宾客“爆棚”
    7月19日,众多市民和游客在大连付家庄海滨浴场消暑纳凉。
    当日,大连出现高温闷热的“桑拿天”。为躲避高温酷暑,众多市民和游客纷纷涌入海滨浴场消暑纳凉。
    新华社发(刘德斌 摄)

July 19, Many Dalian city residents and tourists came to Dalian Xinjiazhuang beach to cool off. On that day, Dalian’s weather was hot and humid. People call it the “sauna weather”.

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