<p>An impromptu shower outside a Connecticut firehouse makes these kids’ day.</p>

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An impromptu shower outside a Connecticut firehouse makes these kids’ day.

Photograph by Luis Marden, Nat Geo Image Collection

These 11 Pictures Will Cool You Down in Summer

As the days get hotter, we look at how people (and other mammals) stay cool in the blazing heat.

With heat waves around the world, it’s no surprise that the hottest recorded day in world history was in July. But it was in July 102 years ago, when temperatures climbed to a sweltering 134 degrees Fahrenheit (56.7 Celsius) in Death Valley, California. If just thinking about these scorching temperatures makes you sweat, chill out with these pictures of keeping cool around the world.

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