US soldiers on duty in Baghdad have been feeling the heat in the past few days quite literally.
Baghdad has been one of the hottest cities in the world over the past few days. Temperatures have reached at least 50 degrees Celsius [122 degrees Farenheit] and the fact that American soldiers have to work in heavy jackets and patrol the streets of Baghdad in armored tanks isn't making it easy for them.
Iraqi citizens have had to keep cool by swimming in the Tigris river. It's normally considered too dirty to swim in but the heat hasn't left them too much of a choice.
Wednesday, August 13, 2003
"ONE OF THE HOTTEST CITIES IN THE WORLD"
Posted by Right Brainworks, LLC at Wednesday, August 13, 2003