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Iran Orders Two-Day National Holiday as Temperatures Soar to 123°F

HeadlineAug 03, 2023

Iran’s government ordered a two-day nationwide shutdown amid an unprecedented heat wave. Iran’s state news agency reports about 1,000 people have been hospitalized for heat-related ailments in recent days as temperatures in some cities soared above 50 degrees Celsius, or 123 degrees Fahrenheit.

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