July 27, 2012, Tokyo, Japan - Japanese women make vain efforts to screen themselves from the scorching summer sun with parasols at Tokyos Ueno Park as a powerful high-pressure system in the Pacific Ocean continues to cover much of Japan with a prolonged searing heat wave on Friday, July 27, 2012..Four people died and 916 were hospitalized for heatstroke Thursday as the mercury rose as high as 38 degrees Celcius in Gifu Prefecture. The Japan Meteorological Agency warned of continued high temperatures nationwide in the coming two weeks and in most regions throughout August. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)..

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A really hot Japanese summer
July 27, 2012, Tokyo, Japan - Japanese women make vain efforts to screen themselves from the scorching summer sun with parasols at Tokyos Ueno Park as a powerful high-pressure system in the Pacific Ocean continues to cover much of Japan with a prolonged searing heat wave on Friday, July 27, 2012..Four people died and 916 were hospitalized for heatstroke Thursday as the mercury rose as high as 38 degrees Celcius in Gifu Prefecture. The Japan Meteorological Agency warned of continued high temperatures nationwide in the coming two weeks and in most regions throughout August. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)..

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Date 27 Jul 2012
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