• Short Summary

    PARIS HAS BEEN SWELTERING THIS WEEK IN A SEARING HEATWAVE. TEMPERATURES HAVE SOARED PAST 30?

  • Description

    PARIS HAS BEEN SWELTERING THIS WEEK IN A SEARING HEATWAVE. TEMPERATURES HAVE SOARED PAST 30 DEGREES CENTIGRADE (86 DEGS FAHRENHEIT), AND A HIGH HUMIDITY HAS MADE CONDITIONS EVEN MORE UNCOMFORTABLE.

    SIDEWALK CAFES HAVE BEEN DOING BRISK BUSINESS AS PARISIANS AND TOURISTS SEEK A RESPITE. WORKERS HAVE BEEN SPENDING THEIR LUNCH HOURS SWIMMING IN THE SEINE, THE DELIGNY SWIMMING POOL NEAR THE CONCORDE BRIDGE, AND IN THE ORNAMENTAL PONDS AT THE FOOT OF THE EIFFEL TOWER. MORE THAN 40 PEOPLE HAVE DROWNED IN FRANCE IN THE PAST THREE DAYS.

    ANIMALS AT THE VINCENNES ZOO HAVE BEEN FEELING THE HEAT, TOO. PENGUINS -- USED TO ARCTIC TEMPERATURES -- KEEP COOL WITH A HOSING AND A DIP IN THE POND. EVEN THE CHIMPANZEES HAVE BEEN TAKING TO THE WATER. BUT THE LIONS TAKE THE CLIMBING MERCURY IN THEIR STRIDE AND JUST DOZE IN THE SUN.

    (HEATWAVES HAVE ALSO HIT OTHER CITIES IN CENTRAL EUROPE, AND ABOVE-NORMAL TEMPERATURES HAVE BEEN REGISTERED.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7EHG0HWJUV35L207JEGE6JRFO
    Media URN:
    VLVA7EHG0HWJUV35L207JEGE6JRFO
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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