The Wider Image: In hottest city on Earth, mothers bear brunt of climate change
Siraj, 8, carries bags of ice purchased for his family from a nearby stall, in a residential area in Jacobabad, Pakistan May 16, 2022. Jacobabad's roughly 200,000 residents are well aware of their reputation as one of the world's hottest cities. "If we go to hell, we'll take a blanket," is a common joke told in the area. Few places are more punishing. Last month, temperatures hit 51 Celsius (124 Fahrenheit) on May 14, which local meteorological officials was highly unusual for that time of year. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro SEARCH "SOOMRO PAKISTAN JACOBABAD" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.