A woman holds a plastic bottle in a balcony with windows covered in wrapping metal sheets to fend off the heat, a popular method in communist times when air conditioning equipment was not available to... more 
A woman holds a plastic bottle in a balcony with windows covered in wrapping metal sheets to fend off the heat, a popular method in communist times when air conditioning equipment was not available to most people, in a poor area of Bucharest, Romania, Sunday evening, July 17, 2011. Large areas of Romania are affected for days by an extreme heat wave that was followed in some regions by severe thunderstorms.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Vadim Ghirda
Sun, Jul 17, 2011 1:41 PM EDT