This July has been a record-breaking scorcher across North America, with temperatures hot enough to make a winter-hardy, summer-foolish Canadian sizzle.
Jonathan Zitouni celebrates his ninth birthday and beats the heat as he cools down in a fountain at in Montreal.
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A boy sells cold drinks on a street corner in Washington.
A thick band of haze shrouds downtown Los Angeles on Monday.
Street artist David Everitt-Carlson goes shirtless inside his box as he attempts to stave off the heat in Union Square.
Airiannys Milford listens to music on her iPad in the shade at South Pointe Park in Miami Beach, Fla.
Friends Macy Hagen (L), 6, and Rylee Fairchild, 3, beat the heat by playing in a pool in Cole Camp, Missouri.