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Mahout and his elephant cool off in the Yamuna river in India

Manan Vatsyayana / AFP - Getty Images

An Indian mahout washes his elephant in the Yamuna river in New Delhi on May 29.

Manan Vatsyayana / AFP - Getty Images

An Indian mahout cools off with his elephant in the Yamuna river in New Delhi on May 29. Heat wave conditions prevailed in the city and the northern state of India with the mercury registering a record high for the month of May of 111 degrees fahrenheit.