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PHOTOS: How Massachusetts Residents Are Keeping Cool Amid A Heat Wave

People took to the shade, lakes and newly reopened pools this week as the region was hit with high temperatures that caused Boston to declare a heat emergency.

The heat emergency started Sunday and is in effect through Tuesday. It was the second weekend in a row that Mayor Marty Walsh made such a declaration.

Much of Massachusetts was expected to again hit the 90s on Tuesday, the fifth day of 90-degree heat in a row.

WBUR photographers Jesse Costa and Robin Lubbock captured the ways people were cooling off amid the weather on Monday.

People wait in line to enter the pool at the Artesani Playgound in Allston. The pool is operating at 50% capacity and with special safety precautions for COVID-19. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
People wait in line to enter the pool at the Artesani Playgound in Allston. The pool is operating at 50% capacity and with special safety precautions for COVID-19. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A young boy cools off in the water streams at the Rings Fountain at the Rose Kennedy Greenway. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A young boy cools off in the water streams at the Rings Fountain at the Rose Kennedy Greenway. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Beachgoers stay cool in the heat at Crystal Lake in Newton. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Beachgoers stay cool in the heat at Crystal Lake in Newton. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Swimmers cool off with a football at Crystal Lake in Newton. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Swimmers cool off with a football at Crystal Lake in Newton. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Although the Gil Champagne bathhouse is closed for the season due to COVID-19, people can still head down to Crystal Lake to cool off. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Although the Gil Champagne bathhouse is closed for the season due to COVID-19, people can still head down to Crystal Lake to cool off. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A young man works on a laptop in a shady area at Artesani Playground in Allston. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A young man works on a laptop in a shady area at Artesani Playground in Allston. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Visitors to Crystal Lake in Newton stay in the shade to keep out of the heat. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Visitors to Crystal Lake in Newton stay in the shade to keep out of the heat. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

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