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In Russia, a record heat wave led to catastrophic wildfires. Interestingly, the stagnant position of the jet stream set the stage for both the Pakistan flooding and the Russian wildfires. In the U.S., 12 states and several cities, mainly in the Southeast into New England, experienced a record-hot summer.
In this Image: Firefighters look at the heavy smoke coming from the fire near the village of Kustaryovka, Ryazan region, Russia 10 August 2010. Russian Emergency Ministry says there is no risk of wildfires erupting at potentially hazardous facilities in Russia.
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