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Southern California broils amid heat wave

Crissie Sumerlin, a visitor from Baltimore, takes in the view and the cool breeze at Santa Monica Pier as a heat wave continues to bake Southern California.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

Jasmine Ejan cools off with a cone of chocolate ice cream on a warm afternoon in Venice Beach.

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 A vendor shelters from the sun while selling umbrellas, beach towels and boogie boards along the boardwalk near the Santa Monica Pier on a warm Southern California afternoon.

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Mariachi player Natolio Nuñez, who has been playing trumpet for 40 years, practices in the shade while silhouetted against a mural amid a heat wave where temperature reached 93 degrees at Mariachi Plaza de Los Angeles in Boyle Heights.

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Rain falls behind power lines near Adelanto at the end of a scorching hot day.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

Cumulus clouds frame Disney Hall in downtown Los Angeles as scorching heat continues across the Southland.

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Isaac Padron, 24, of Canoga Park, cools off, while taking a break from skateboarding at Lanark Park.

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Lilly Santiago, 5, left, cools off with her mother Lupita, 56, after playing basketball at Lanark Park on Thursday.

 (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

Mariachi player Natolio Nuñez, who has been playing trumpet for 40 years, practices in the shade in Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights.

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Sophia Madrigal, 5, cools off at the Sylmar Recreation Center.

 (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

Crystalie Merino, 23, does her cardio workout in triple-digit heat in Warner Park in Woodland Hills.

 (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

Josh Navarro and niece Frankie, 2, enjoy Lyle Creek in San Bernardino.

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Keeping cool in the Grand Park fountain in downtown Los Angeles.

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Kenia Rivera, 26, sits in the shade in Lyle Creek in San Bernardino with Alex Navarro, left, and Jacob Navarro.

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Reginaldo Ramirez gulps cold water after working in San Bernardino, which hit 111 degrees on Wednesday.

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Workers toil in 111-degree temperatures in San Bernardino. 

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A windsurfer at Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

Edgar Eduardo Herrera drinks from a fountain at Exposition Park in Los Angeles, where the mercury reached into the high 90s.

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A woman shelters in the shade of the entrance to the California Science Center in Exposition Park.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

Edwin Cruz of Los Angeles sells cotton candy and toys to families at Whittier Narrows Recreation Area in South El Monte on Sunday.

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Kids play in the water at Whittier Narrows Recreation Area. Forecasters said a record-breaking heat wave will linger in Southern California until at least Thursday.

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Kids play in the water at Whittier Narrows Recreation Area in South El Monte on a hot Sunday.

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Gilman Orozco and his son Ian Orozco, 2½, both of Los Angeles cool down in a hammock at Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas on Sunday.

 (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

To cool off, Jeffery Sofia Puga, 3, left, with her father Carlos Puga, 23, both of Torrance, eat ice cream and soak in the lake at Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas.

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Victor Dudchenko tosses his friend’s daughter Julia Bogachuk in the air while they play in the lake at Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas.

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Visitors cool down in the lake at Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas on Sunday.

 (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

Luis Alvarez swings in a hammock with his 11-month-old son, Adrian Alvarez of Los Angeles, in the shade at Whittier Narrows Recreation Area.

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Kids fish and play in the water at Whittier Narrows Recreation Area in South El Monte.

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

A person is silhouetted while relaxing in a tent by the water at Whittier Narrows Recreation Area in South El Monte.

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