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In Pictures: Swims and ice-cream in high demand as UK and Ireland enjoy heatwave

Yasmina, a female red panda, eyes up an ice block with frozen fruits inside, at Dublin Zoo (Brian Lawless/PA) Photo: PA Wire/PA Images

Two and four-legged sunshine lovers have been cooling off with icy treats and dips in the water as temperatures are expected to remain high into the weekend and early next week.

Oussari, a male amur tiger, took a dip in the water at Dublin Zoo Credit: Brian Lawless/PA
Sea lions enjoyed fish from an ice block at the zoo Credit: Brian Lawless/PA
A swimmer took a dip in the Serpentine next to The London Mastaba by artist Christo Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA
Meanwhile, ice-creams were in high demand at the TRNSMT festival in Glasgow Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA
Some simply longed for rest in the shade Credit: Yui Mok/PA
Others chose to make the most of the good weather with a walk in the park… Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA
…or even a jog, such as this pair beside the Serpentine in Hyde Park Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA
In York, a woman enjoyed an ice lollipop while on a boat on the River Ouse Credit: Danny Lawson/PA
Another simply relaxed on board with a newspaper Credit: Danny Lawson/PA