PHOTO GALLERY: Taking a tour through the heat wave

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 | 11:29 a.m. CDT; updated 4:56 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Round bales of hay lie in a field shrouded in fog as the sun rises near Glencoe, Ky. last Tuesday.

Take a look at some of the best photos from around the Midwest and South as the regions copes with one of the longest and most severe heat waves in recent memory. For more detailed information on the heat "dome" that's causing the wave, click here.

Andover Fire Department Capt. Mike Spencer is cooled off with water by fellow firefighter Angi Emery on Tuesday at the scene of a house fire in Andover, Ohio.
Alex Beltran, a drummer for The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps from Allentown, Pa., looks for heat relief while practicing Tuesday at Rose Hill High School in Rose Hill, Kan. The Corps is touring in an area that is under an excessive heat warning.
Cool air off Lake Michigan filters through as fog in downtown Chicago on Tuesday as temperatures climbed into the 90s.
Sweat beads on the face of Jabier Garcia as he works on decoration on Main Street last Wednesday in downtown Tucker, Ga.
Bryce Nachtwey, 9, of Kaukauna, Wis. cools off under a waterfall Tuesday at the Kaukauna Pool in Kaukauna.

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