Acropolis in Greece closes in the afternoon due to heat wave

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities in Greece have closed the Acropolis and other ancient sites during afternoon hours as a heat wave scorching the eastern Mediterranean worsened. Temperatures reached 42 degrees Celsius (107.6 Fahrenheit) in parts of the Greek capital, as the extreme weather fueled deadly wildfires in Turkey and blazes in Greece, Italy and across the region. Greek authorities have described the heat wave as the most intense in more than 30 years. The Acropolis, which is normally open in the summer from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., will have reduced hours through Friday, closing from midday to 5 p.m.    

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