• Lac des Brenets, SwitzerlandLa Teste-de-Buch, FrancePeople walk on the Dune of Pilat (Dune du Pilat) on 16 July. Firefighters were mobilised all over southern France, and in Gironde forest fires ravaged more than 10,000 hectares (24,700 acres) of landPhotograph: Gaizka Iroz/AFP/Getty ImagesFacebookTwitterDune du Pilat, FranceKent, UKA view of the greens and fairways on a golf course near New Romney in Kent on 5 August, as parched parts of England face a hosepipe ban ahead of another predicted heatwave. Months of little rainfall, combined with record-breaking temperatures in July, have left rivers at exceptionally low levels, depleted reservoirs and dried out soilPhotograph: Gareth Fuller/PAFacebookTwitterNew Romney, KentLinarolo, ItalyPeople relax at sunset on the Po riverbed next to Becca Bridge. Italy’s longest river, which is turning into a long stretch of sand due to the lack of rain, is leaving the Lomellina rice flats – nestled between the river and the Alps – without the necessary water to flood the paddiesPhotograph: Luca Bruno/APFacebookTwitterPo riverbed, ItalyMarmolada mountain, ItalyA helicopter flies over the missing part of a glacier on 4 July, a day after its collapse triggered an avalanche in Canazei, killing at least ten peoplePhotograph: Andrea Solero/EPAFacebookTwitterMarmolada mountain, ItalyNijmegen, NetherlandsPeople sitting on a dry portion of the Waal riverbedPhotograph: Romy Arroyo Fernandez/NurPhoto/Rex/ShutterstockFacebookTwitterWaal riverbed, NetherlandsGignac, FrancePeople looking at a forest fire in Gignac on 26 July. France has been enduring a dry summer, with wildfires sweeping across the countryPhotograph: Sylvain Thomas/AFP/Getty ImagesFacebookTwitterGignac, FranceRupa, ItalySmoke billows from a wildfire near the border with Slovenia on 20 JulyPhotograph: Borut Živulovič/ReutersFacebookTwitterRupa, ItalyDe Haan, BelgiumBurnt-out cars seen on 19 July after fires in the coastal dunes caused by the heatwave. The beaches were evacuatedPhotograph: Rex/ShutterstockFacebookTwitterDe Haan, BelgiumGalicia, SpainA smoke column emerges from a forest fire in O Barco de Valdeorras, Ourense on 17 July. A total of 12 forest fires, spread over 4,430 hectares (10,942 acres) were active in the regionPhotograph: Brais Lorenzo/EPAFacebookTwitterGalicia, SpainLe Pouliguen, FranceA salt maker harvests sea salt in western France on 5 August after yields nearly double due to the country’s record heatwave. Sunlight and light winds have driven the evaporation of seawater that is let into the salt pans at high tidePhotograph: Yann Tessier/ReutersFacebookTwitterLe Pouliguen, FranceCasal da Quinta, PortugalA volunteer uses a tree branch to try to prevent a forest fire from reaching houses on 12 July. Hundreds of firefighters battled fires that forced the evacuation of dozens of people from their homes in villages around Santarém, Leiria and PombalPhotograph: João Henriques/APFacebookTwitterCasal da Quinta, PortugalTurin, ItalyA man walks on the dry riverbed of the Sangone riverPhotograph: Massimo Pinca/ReutersFacebookTwitterThe dry riverbed of the Sangone river, ItalyAnkara, TurkeyA photographer takes pictures of the cracked soil at Dikilitas pond in the Golbasi district after a droughtPhotograph: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty ImagesFacebookTwitterAnkara, TurkeyGuadalajara, SpainA dead tree in a harvested wheat field on 31 July. Spain has been battling some of the driest weather conditions for many years, with potentially grave implications for agriculture and tourism. Some regions are already facing water restrictionsPhotograph: Pablo Blázquez Domínguez/Getty ImagesFacebookTwitterGuadalajara, SpainKrestena, GreeceA power cable sparks as fire burns near the town of Krestena, close to ancient Olympia, on 24 July. Authorities evacuated another five villages in the area, while at least six more fires were burning across Greece, according to the fire service. Some lasted for several daysPhotograph: Giannis Spyrounis/APFacebookTwitterKrestena, GreeceLondon, UKA dry lawn in Greenwich Park in front of the Queen’s House, with Canary Wharf in the backgroundPhotograph: Johnny Armstead/Rex/ShutterstockFacebookTwitterGreenwich Park, LondonLobith, NetherlandsA submerged bicycle becomes visible in the Rhine on 3 AugustPhotograph: Vincent Jannink/ANP/AFP/Getty ImagesFacebookTwitterLobith, NetherlandsMassarosa, ItalyFirefighters try to put out a fire on 20 JulyPhotograph: Federico Scoppa/AFP/Getty ImagesFacebookTwitterMassarosa, ItalyOurense, SpainAn aerial view taken on 15 February of the usually submerged ruins of the former village of Aceredo, appearing from under the Lindoso hydroelectric plant reservoir due to the low water level. People in the village were evicted from their homes in 1992 for the construction of the reservoirPhotograph: Carmelo Alen/AFP/Getty ImagesFacebookTwitterOurense, SpainBerlin, GermanyThe small Panke river has completely dried out in some areas. The carp ponds of the Pankow fishing association, supplied with water via the Panke, are also drying outPhotograph: snapshot-photography/F Boillot/Rex/ShutterstockFacebookTwitterBerlin, GermanyMalcantone, ItalyA dead fish lies on the Po’s dry riverbed on 23 June. Parts of Italy’s largest reservoir of fresh water have dried up due to the worst drought in 70 years
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