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In Pictures: Animals and humans alike try to beat the heat

Another day of high temperatures across the UK left both man and beast trying to beat the heat.

From refreshing dips in the water to parasols and sun umbrellas, it was another day where much of the UK was trying to find a way to cool down and escape the rising temperatures.

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Giant otters Mora and Alexandra seemed happy to bathe at Yorkshire Wildlife Park (Danny Lawson/PA)
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But this meerkat just looked fed up with everything (Danny Lawson/PA)
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Nobby the polar bear looked like he was enjoying his refreshing dip at the Yorkshire park too (Danny Lawson/PA)
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At the New Forest and Hampshire County Show a hose helped the stock keep cool (Andrew Matthews/PA)
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But other cows were treated to a fan to keep them happy (Andrew Matthews/PA)
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At the Sandringham Flower Show, the Duchess of Cornwall met a hot dog (Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA)
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In Bournemouth the option for a cooling dip took hundreds of people to the seaside (Andrew Matthews/PA)
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It proved hard to find a spare spot on the sand (Andrew Matthews/PA)
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Despite the heat and the crowding, some folk were still energetic enough for a game of volleyball (Andrew Matthews/PA)
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And at Cullercoats beach on North Tyneside the method of entry into the sea was impressive (Owen Humphreys/PA)
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Plenty of acrobatics on show (Owen Humphreys/PA)
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Paddling proved to be just as popular (Owen Humphreys/PA)
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Sandcastle building was the most energetic activity some holidaymakers got up to (Owen Humphreys/PA)
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But near Doncaster, fire crews were hard at work attending a blaze in Cadeby Woods (South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue/PA)
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Parts of the woods near Stainforth were left blackened (South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue/PA)

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