Europe faced a heat wave as temperatures reached record highs in Spain, Italy, Portugal, Greece and Montenegro.
People cooled off at a fountain in Madrid’s Rio Park, while animals at Madrid Zoo were offered watermelon ice and an apple to keep cool.
Northern Italy is facing its worst drought in 70 years, with its longest river, the Po, near Turin, drying up. Forecasters predict that on the weekend in many parts of the country the temperature will be between 30 and 40 degrees, and the heat will last for about 10 days.
People in Catania swim in the sea during the second heat wave.
Dangerous fires are raging across Portugal as climate change brings scorching summers. The World Meteorological Organization is issuing health warnings as hundreds of people have been evacuated from their homes. The hot wind fills the air with smoke and ash from forest fires.
Shepherds rest on Mount Durmitar in Montenegro as authorities warn of extreme temperatures of up to 30 degrees in Montenegro and up to 20 degrees in the rest of the Balkans.
People also gathered at Alimos beach in southern Greece as temperatures hit 40C. High temperatures and drought have also increased the risk of wildfires, according to civil defense officials.