Tempted to complain about the cold and the snow? Just be glad you’re not part of one of these blisteringly hot events. [Warning: Graphic images]

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On a snow day like today, it can be tough to remember that there was a time when we all wished it would cool down. Here are some images of hot events around the world to jog the memory — from sitting in a box full of steam and racing in Death Valley for sport to sweltering over hot coals for spiritual wellness.

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