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This Is What Happens When A Heatwave Hits The World’s Most Populated Country

Shanghai is experiencing its hottest July in 140 years. At least 10 people have died due to the month-long heatwave.

Temperatures have soared to 104 degrees Fahrenheit in several cities in China.

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People have found creative ways to escape the heat.

1. Water parks

China Daily / Reuters

2. Furniture stores

Via AFP / Getty/ Peter Parks
Via AFP / Getty/ Peter Parks

3. Subway stations

Via AFP / Getty/ Peter Parks
Via AFP / Getty/ Peter Parks

4. Supermarkets

It's so hot in Shanghai you can fry meat on the pavement (as this video shows) http://t.co/aGOrkxOJvi &

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It’s so hot in Shanghai you can fry meat on the pavement (as this video shows) http://t.co/aGOrkxOJvi &

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Tasneem Nashrulla is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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