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In Photos: Muscovites Battle Record-Breaking Heatwave

After living through an unusually cold winter, Moscow's millions of residents were in for another unexpected weather surprise this week: record-breaking warm temperatures.

The mercury in the Russian capital rose to 29.2 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, beating the previous record set in 1897 and forcing Muscovites to flock to the city’s parks and fountains to escape the heat.

Here is a closer look at how residents of Russia’s capital survived abnormally warm temperatures: