This summer it's HOT in France, in more ways than one. A heat wave, with temperatures climbing into the high 30's Celsius (over 100 F) is causing very destructive weather phenomena ranging from torrential floods to damaging hail storms. Violent thunderstorms that bring temporary relief with a brief deluge of rain have repeatedly caused flooding or destroyed crops and vineyards.
|Riots in Trappes|
|Berlusconi with daughter Marina|