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In Pictures: Sun, sea and surfing as temperatures soar

Britain is enjoying a spell of sunshine as Europe bakes in record heat.

Surfers enjoy the sunshine on the beach in Bournemouth, Dorset (Steve Parsons/PA)
Surfers enjoy the sunshine on the beach in Bournemouth, Dorset (Steve Parsons/PA)

Britons are basking in a spell of hot weather, mirroring the heatwave blasting much of Europe.

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Beach-goers enjoyed the cool sea water in the sunshine in Bournemouth, Dorset (Steve Parsons/PA)
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The deckchairs were out in force as people flocked to the seaside (Steve Parsons/PA)
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Beaches were a big draw for people looking to enjoy the warm weather (Steve Parsons/PA)
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Some dusted off their colourful inflatables for a dip in the sea (Steve Parsons/PA)
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Away from the beach, there was no sign of mud at Glastonbury Festival in Somerset for once (Yui Mok/PA)
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Festival-goers enjoyed a spot of sunbathing at Worthy Farm (Yui Mok/PA)
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But finding shade was the order of the day for others (Yui Mok/PA)
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Lifeguards were on hand at the Glastonbury By The Sea attraction (Aaron Chown/PA)
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These festival-goers went old school with their headwear (Aaron Chown/PA)
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Umbrellas at Glastonbury are usually for the rain – but not this time! (Yui Mok/PA)
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The sun was beating down on the crowds gathered at The Other Stage (Aaron Chown/PA)
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A record-setting heatwave is baking much of Europe, including Marseille in France (Claude Paris/AP)
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Sunbathing in the Trocadero gardens near the Eiffel Tower (Lewis Joly/AP)
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People and animals – like this dog at the Canal de l’Ourcq in Paris – are trying to keep cool (Lewis Joly/AP)
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Cooling down in the French capital (Lewis Joly/AP)
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The French national weather service has activated its highest-level heat danger alert for the first time (Claude Paris/AP)
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A grasshopper sits on a sunflower in Rheinau, Germany (Patrick Seeger/dpa via AP)

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