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In pictures: Staying cool during extreme heat

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Allen Roy, from Toronto refreshes himself in a fountain on Dundas Square during a heat wave in Toronto. July 16, 2013.

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Ferry passengers ride the Sam McBride Ferry in Toronto on July 16, 2013. Many people headed to the Toronto Islands today to escape the 31degree weather and with the humidity it felt like 39 degrees.

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Ferry passengers Fiona Hastings, 21 and Louise Carroll, 21 both from Ireland, admire the skyline of Toronto on their way to Centre Island in Toronto on July 16, 2013. Many people headed to the Toronto Islands today to escape the 31degree weather and with the humidity it felt like 39 degrees.

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Alan Hillman cools down in the Rideau River July 16, 2013 in Ottawa.

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A man push his bicycle across the Rideau River July 16, 2013 in Ottawa.

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Heat rises off the pavement as cyclist and drivers make their way through an intersection in Gatineau, Que., on Tuesday, July 16, 2013. It's going to be a sizzling, stifling week in Ontario, with humidex values soaring past 40 C, and there's little relief in sight until Friday, Environment Canada says.

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Linda and Jean of Gatineau, Quebec., sit on the banks of the Ottawa River and attempt to stay cool in Gatineau on Tuesday, July 16, 2013. It's going to be a sizzling, stifling week in Ontario, with humidex values soaring past 40 C, and there's little relief in sight until Friday, Environment Canada says.

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Claude Vaillant of Gatineau, Quebec., cools off in the Ottawa River in Gatineau on Tuesday, July 16, 2013. It's going to be a sizzling, stifling week in Ontario, with humidex values soaring past 40 C, and there's little relief in sight until Friday, Environment Canada says.

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