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People bathe in the Trocadero Fountain near the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Photo: Zakaria Abdelkafi/AFP/Getty Images

Officials pleaded with people to take precautions as Western Europe's deadly heat wave continued to break temperature records in several countries this week, AFP reports.

Details: Meteorologists say scorching-hot air from the Sahara is responsible for Western Europe's unusually early summer heat wave — and it's sending temperatures soaring past 100°F in some places, per the World Meteorological Organization. Here's how some are dealing with the impact of the heat.

Spain has been hit by a series of wildfires, like this one in central Spain, as temperatures remained sky-high during the weekend, per AFP. Photo: Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP/Getty Images
Surfers enjoy the unseasonably warm weather in Bournemouth, on England's south coast. Photo: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images
Many people wore bathing suits as they cooled off in fountains after a Pride parade in Paris. Photo: Samuel Boivin/NurPhoto via Getty Images
A swimming pool complex in Frankfurt, Germany. Photo: Andreas Arnold/AFP/Getty Images
La Concha beach in the northern Spanish city of San Sebastian. Photo: Ander Gillenea/AFP/Getty Images
Team USA drinks water and gets wet towels during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Round Of 16 match clash with Spain in Reims, France. Photo: Catherine Steenkeste/Getty Images
Crowds on the pebble beach in Brighton, on England's south coast. Photo: Andrew Hasson/Getty Images
Nuns protect themselves from the heat at the Vatican. Photo: Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images
Dogs refresh by a public fountain in Rome, Italy. Photo: Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images
People on the French Riviera city of Nice. Photo : Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images
Tourists at Infantry Memorial Monument Square in Brussels, Belgium. Photo: Zhang Cheng/Xinhua via Getty Images
Meerkats taste an ice cream bomb filled with delicacies at Berlin Zoo. Photo: Paul Zinken/picture alliance via Getty Images
People are taking to pedal boats on the Old Danube, a subsidiary of the Danube River, in Vienna, Austria. Photo: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images

This article has been updated with new details on the latest weather conditions and more photos.

Go deeper: All the global temperature records broken in 2019, so far

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Scoop: Red Sox strike out on deal to go public

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

The parent company of the Boston Red Sox and Liverpool F.C. has ended talks to sell a minority ownership stake to RedBall Acquisition, a SPAC formed by longtime baseball executive Billy Beane and investor Gerry Cardinale, Axios has learned from multiple sources. An alternative investment, structured more like private equity, remains possible.

Why it matters: Red Sox fans won't be able to buy stock in the team any time soon.

Trump political team disavows "Patriot Party" groups

Marine One carries President Trump away from the White House on Inauguration Day. Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Donald Trump's still-active presidential campaign committee officially disavowed political groups affiliated with the nascent "Patriot Party" on Monday.

Why it matters: Trump briefly floated the possibility of creating a new political party to compete with the GOP — with him at the helm. But others have formed their own "Patriot Party" entities during the past week, and Trump's team wants to make clear it has nothing to do with them.