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STORY: A late heat wave engulfed France on Sunday with record temperatures in some parts of the country.
In Paris, holiday makers and local residents were flocking to the capital's fountains to cool themselves down.
French weather forecaster Meteo France said the heat wave in southwestern France which started Friday was unusual for the time of year as it came late for the season.
Temperatures rose above 100 degrees Fahrenheit in parts of the country.
Cooling off in Paris (0:41)
Aug. 19 - The French capital, like the rest of France is facing the hottest days in nearly a decade. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). ( Transcript )