The Saint-Malo sea pool is a popular destination for people in Brittany, France. Photo: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images
Europeans are sweltering through a second record-breaking heat wave in as many months.
The big picture: All-time-high temperatures are being shattered in France, the Netherlands and Belgium, as Brits brace for what's forecast to be the hottest day ever in some parts of England Thursday, as the weather system spreads across the continent. Here's how Europeans are trying to stay cool, in photos.