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|The temperature surpassed 40C at OttawaStart World Headquarters in Stittsville, Ontario. This photo was taken just after 5:00pm on Thursday. It was 36C in the shade.|
|A firefighter cooling down at Richardson Side Road fire. Photo courtesy of Ottawa Fire Services .|
|This guy got caught trying to cool down. Photo by
|Almost as good as free beer, Stuntman Stu hands out some water downtown. Photo by Graham Green .|
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