The Week in Pictures: 17 Nations Beat All-Time Heat Records, and More

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If Russia's current heatwave being the worst in 1000 years and doubling the daily death rate in Moscow wasn't enough, check out this sweaty stat: According to Wunder Blog (via Mongabay), already this summer 17 nations have set or matched their all-time heat records. Not to mention an all-time hottest temperature for Pakistan, and possibly all of Asia.

Though it has yet to be verified by the World Meteorological Organization, this summer a temperature of 128°F (53°C) was recorded in Pakistan. The world record temperature, without hyperbole a scorchingly hot 136°F was set in September 1922 at Al 'Aziziyah, Libya.

Read the full story: 17 Nations Beat or Equal All-Time Heat Records This Summer

Image credit: Umair Mohsin via flickr