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Phoenix, Las Vegas bake in scorching heat

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Nine-year-old Gavyn Slykhuis cools off Saturday in the spray of a fountain at the Red Ridge Park kids water park in Las Vegas.

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An airliner is distorted by the heat waves rising up from the north runway Friday at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix.

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The forecast called for Death Valley called for 128 degrees Saturday, but it was 3 degrees shy of that, according to unofficial reports from the National Weather Service. Death Valley's record high of 134 degrees, set a century ago, stands as the highest temperature ever recorded on Earth.
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    • Nine-year-old Gavyn Slykhuis cools off Saturday in the spray of a fountain at the Red Ridge Park kids water park in Las Vegas.
    • An airliner is distorted by the heat waves rising up from the north runway Friday at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix.
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