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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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Biden: DOJ should prosecute those who defy Jan. 6 subpoenas

President Biden speaks with reporters at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

President Biden said Friday that the Justice Department should prosecute those who defy subpoenas from the Jan. 6 select committee.

Why it matters: The president's remarks come one day after Donald Trump ally Steve Bannon failed to show up for a deposition before the committee.

Updated 2 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Bill Clinton hospitalized for non-COVID-related infection

Former President Bill Clinton. Photo: Win McNamee/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Former President Bill Clinton was admitted to the University of California, Irvine Medical Center on Tuesday for a non-COVID-related infection, his spokesperson Angel Ureña said Thursday.

The latest: In an update on Friday, Ureña said Clinton's health indicators are "trending in the right direction, including his white blood count which has decreased significantly."

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FDA panel endorses shot of J&J booster for adults

Photo: Wolfgang Kumm/picture alliance via Getty Images)

Members of the Food and Drug Administration's vaccine expert panel on Friday unanimously endorsed a booster shot for adult recipients of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine at least two months after the initial dose.

Why it matters: The advisory committee raised concerns about a dearth of data to support their decision but ultimately decided to support an additional shot for those over 18.