Tourists try to catch a breeze in swel­ter­ing Athens

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Tourists are seen us­ing Seg­ways on a site­see­ing tour of the his­toric cen­ter of Athens yes­ter­day, when the lat­est heat wave took tem­per­a­tures to a high of 37 de­grees Cel­sius (98.6 Fahren­heit) in the cap­i­tal. Tem­per­a­tures are ex­pected to rise fur­ther over the com­ing days, peak­ing on Satur­day when they are fore­cast to reach 40C (104F) for the sec­ond time in a week. Mean­while, au­thor­i­ties are brac­ing for an­other bumper year for tourism, with some 30 mil­lion for­eign vis­i­tors ex­pected to visit Greece by the end of the year.

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