Sheep all try to seek a small piece of shade on hot mountain side by Romain Doucelin (10 images)

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A flock of sheep make the most of a tiny patch of shade as a heatwave hits the French Alps.

The group of 35 sheep all try to shelter from the sun under a tiny overhang on a hiking trail.

Even at 5,577ft, the temperature in the shade reached 25C, only slightly more bearable for the woolly animals than the 31C temperature in the sunshine.

The Tour de France hits the Alps on Thursday and with temperatures forecast to reach 40 degrees Celsius, the heat is expected to...
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