The Other Side of Cold: A Heat Wave

In the spirit of the polar vortex, take a look back at how we survived the heat dome that raised temperatures to a new record high in the Philadelphia area in the summer of 2011.

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In the spirit of the polar vortex, take a look back at how we survived the heat dome that raised temperatures to a new record high in the Philadelphia area in the summer of 2011.
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Here's how we survived our fifth heat wave of the season during the week of July 18, 2011.
Jazia Pratt, 8, fills a bucket with water from a fire hydrant in the afternoon summer heat, in Philadelphia.
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Bathers beat the midday heat at the Devil's Pool in Fairmount's Wissahickon Valley Park .
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A woman is silhouetted in the spray of an open fire hydrant in the afternoon heat in Philadelphia.
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Devil's Pool
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Jay Kennedy organizes fans donated by Comcast-Spectacor to be distributed to seniors at the Philadelphia Senior Center.
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Ike Richman, right, helps distribute the fans.
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Jonathan White, 84, waits for his bus with the new fan he'll take home.
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Pete Goldstine, 84, takes a breal on his way home from the fan distribution site.
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Shakur Myers, 12, takes advantage of a breeze to keep cool as he reads a book outside of his Philadelphia home.
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Hakeem Ward, right, of Doe Stacks Water Ice serves up a refreshment as Howard Gordon takes a sip in the afternoon heat.
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Sitting in the shade of their home, Shalanda Holt plays with her daughter, six-month-old Siani.
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Raheem Butler walks with his shirt off to keep cool in Philadelphia.
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July 22, 2011: Photo of an indoor/outdoor temperature gauge
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