A Arab man cools off under a waterfall at the Gan HaShlosha national park near the northern Israeli Town of Beit Shean, Israel, Thursday, July 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit) (The Associated Press)
BAGHDAD – Iraqis have a mandatory day off as temperatures soar above 50 degrees Celsius (123 F), part of a heat wave enveloping much of the already scorching Middle East.
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