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RECENT HIGHS

124[degrees]F (51[degrees]C) INDIA Worst hot spell in 50 years kills about 3,000 people

122[degrees]F (50[degrees]C) BAHRAIN In a place used to a merciless sun, 56 workers suffer heat exhaustion

117[degrees]F (47[degrees]C) TEXAS A month of 100[degrees]-plus temperatures kills more than 120 people and destroys about a third of cotton crop

113[degrees]F (45[degrees]C) CALIFORNIA Early August heat wave brings blackouts and "spare the air" days to the San Francisco Bay Area

110[degrees]F (43[degrees]C) CYPRUS Worst heat wave in 40 years kills at least 55 people and sends 3,200 to hospitals

106[degrees]F (41[degrees]C) GERMANY Record hot streak produces severe smog. In...

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