France rations water amid driest summer on record

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France is enduring its driest summer since records began.

Water is being restricted across most of the country.

Crops are withering, wildfires are raging, and rivers are running dry.

Al Jazeera’s Bernard Smith reports from Toulouse in southwestern France.

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