AP PHOTOS: Sweltering heat wave bakes western US


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(AP) - Soaring temperatures are punishing most of the western U.S. for a third day. People flocked to pools, sought shade and misting fans, and cooled off with bottled water. Even zoo animals found relief under a refreshing spray of water.

Here are pictures of the heat wave:

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