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Hundreds of Chinese sunseekers have crammed into a huge outdoor swimming pool to beat the summer heat.
Swimmers at a lido in Nanjing, eastern China splashed around in brightly coloured rubber rings and enjoyed the evening under a setting sun.
Temperatures in the area soared to 97F (36C) on Saturday in the urban centre as a heatwave held a firm grip over the inland regions.
The temperature was just 3C off the UK's hottest ever temperature, recorded in Cambridge in July this year.
Making a splash: Hundreds of families cram into an outdoor public swimming pool in the city of Nanjing in the east of China
Standing room only: Photos show the crowds becoming so tightly packed with swimmers and rubber rings that at one point no one seems able to move
Temperatures in Nanjing soared to 97F (36C) on Saturday in the urban centre as a heatwave held a firm grip over other inland regions