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Scorching heat wave in the West

Updated 2:18 PM ET, Thu June 22, 2017
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Terri Patterson cools off at a water fountain in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, June 21. A punishing heat wave is breaking records in parts of the western United States, causing massive power outages and flight cancellations. Rick Bowmer/AP
A fan is pointed at a dog that was rescued from a car in Riverside, California, on June 21. John Welsh/AP
Xaviere Coleman pours water over his head in Las Vegas on Tuesday, June 20. He was wearing a Chewbacca costume to take photographs with tourists on the Strip. John Locher/AP
A wildfire burns in Sonoita, Arizona, on June 20. Ann Alden/AP
A woman shields herself from the sun while walking along the Las Vegas Strip on June 20. John Locher/AP
A construction worker drinks water at a job site in Phoenix on June 20. Ralph Freso/Getty Images
Eric Maurice Clark sells cold drinks to motorists at a busy intersection in Phoenix on June 20. Ralph Freso/Getty Images
A pedestrian in Phoenix uses an umbrella to get some relief from the sun on June 20. Ralph Freso/Getty Images
Morgan Reed, a promotions assistant for the Phoenix radio station KSLX, plays with a puppy wearing elastic booties at a PetSmart in Tempe, Arizona, on June 20. The radio station handed out the booties to protect dogs' paws from the hot pavement. Angie Wang/AP
A construction crew sits under their excavator during a break in Tempe on June 20. Matt York/AP
Jennifer Boushy, left, and Jennifer Rellinger cool off their pets at a dog park in Las Vegas on June 20. John Locher/AP
An American Airlines grounds crew member sits in a luggage cart to avoid the heat in Phoenix on June 20. Matt York/AP
Boys cool off with water guns in downtown Los Angeles on Monday, June 19. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images
A worker wears a large hat, wet with water, while cleaning seats at Los Angeles' Dodger Stadium on June 19. Jae C. Hong/AP
Volunteer Jackie Rifkin tries to keep cool June 19 at she works at a Salvation Army station to help people stay hydrated in Phoenix. Ross D. Franklin/AP
Lori Mantz sprays water to cool down her horse Thor in Las Vegas on June 19. John Locher/AP
A woman walks through cooling mist in Tempe on June 19. Matt York/AP
Construction workers try to shade themselves from the direct sun while welding a steel awning in Los Angeles on June 19. Richard Vogel/AP