Heat wave scorches NW China’s Xinjiang

Residents cool off themselves in a swimming pool in Urumqi, capital of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, July 13, 2011. The temperature reached some 40 degrees Centigrade here on Wednesday. Local meteorologic department issued the first red alert for heatwave in Urumqi this year. (Xinhua/Wang Fei)

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