In Pictures: Heatwave sweeps South Asia and Middle East, drying fields and melting roads

A heatwave in India has killed at least 1,371 people as temperatures near 50 deg C. Fields have dried out and roads are even melting, as the authorities warn people not to head outside in the middle of the day.

Pakistan, Israel and Egypt have not been spared the extreme weather. We take a look in pictures:

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