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July 21, 2011, 4:45 p.m.
Chris Alderson performs a handstand in a fountain at New York City's Washington Square Park on July 18, an attempt to cool off as afternoon temperatures reached 94 degrees Fahrenheit.

Photo: ZUMA Press

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Head over heels

Chris Alderson performs a handstand in a fountain at New York City's Washington Square Park on July 18, an attempt to cool off as afternoon temperatures reach 94 degrees Fahrenheit.

Cities across the U.S. Plains, Midwest and Eastern Seaboard have been sweltering for days as a heat wave spreads east across the country.