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Wildfires rage near Athens

A wildfire rages in the town of Rafina, near Athens. Wildfires sweeping through a Greek resort town have killed at least 74 people including families with children found clasped in a last embrace as they tried to flee the flames.

REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A wildfire rages in the town of Rafina, near Athens. Wildfires sweeping through a Greek resort town have killed at least 74 people including families with children found clasped in a last embrace as they tried to flee the flames. REUTERS/Alkis...more

A wildfire rages in the town of Rafina, near Athens. Wildfires sweeping through a Greek resort town have killed at least 74 people including families with children found clasped in a last embrace as they tried to flee the flames. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Residents are seen fleeing as a wildfire burns in Mati. 


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Residents are seen fleeing as a wildfire burns in Mati. KALOGERIKOS NIKOS/via REUTERS

Residents are seen fleeing as a wildfire burns in Mati. KALOGERIKOS NIKOS/via REUTERS
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A view from Nea Makri looking towards Mati. 



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A view from Nea Makri looking towards Mati. INSTAGRAM/ @OI.IOANNIS/via REUTERS

A view from Nea Makri looking towards Mati. INSTAGRAM/ @OI.IOANNIS/via REUTERS
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A man looks at the flames as a wildfire burns in the town of Rafina, near Athens. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

A man looks at the flames as a wildfire burns in the town of Rafina, near Athens. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

A man looks at the flames as a wildfire burns in the town of Rafina, near Athens. REUTERS/Costas Baltas
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Cars are seen burned as a wildfire rages at the village of Mati, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Cars are seen burned as a wildfire rages at the village of Mati, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Cars are seen burned as a wildfire rages at the village of Mati, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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A man holding a dog pushes an inflatable boat as locals are evacuated during a wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A man holding a dog pushes an inflatable boat as locals are evacuated during a wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A man holding a dog pushes an inflatable boat as locals are evacuated during a wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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A firefighter holds a hose as a wildfire burns at the village of Mati, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A firefighter holds a hose as a wildfire burns at the village of Mati, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A firefighter holds a hose as a wildfire burns at the village of Mati, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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A woman reacts as she tries to find her dog, following a wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

A woman reacts as she tries to find her dog, following a wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

A woman reacts as she tries to find her dog, following a wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens. REUTERS/Costas Baltas
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Rescuers wait at the area where bodies were found following a wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Rescuers wait at the area where bodies were found following a wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Rescuers wait at the area where bodies were found following a wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Melted aluminium from cars is seen on the ground following a wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens. 
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Melted aluminium from cars is seen on the ground following a wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

Melted aluminium from cars is seen on the ground following a wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens. REUTERS/Costas Baltas
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A local stands next to burnt cars following a wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

A local stands next to burnt cars following a wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

A local stands next to burnt cars following a wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens. REUTERS/Costas Baltas
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A woman speaks on the phone as she stands next to a burned apartment, following a wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

A woman speaks on the phone as she stands next to a burned apartment, following a wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

A woman speaks on the phone as she stands next to a burned apartment, following a wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens. REUTERS/Costas Baltas
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A firefighter wears a flame resistant uniform as wildfire burns in the town of Rafina, near Athens. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

A firefighter wears a flame resistant uniform as wildfire burns in the town of Rafina, near Athens. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

A firefighter wears a flame resistant uniform as wildfire burns in the town of Rafina, near Athens. REUTERS/Costas Baltas
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Cars are seen burned as a wildfire rages at the village of Mati, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Cars are seen burned as a wildfire rages at the village of Mati, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Cars are seen burned as a wildfire rages at the village of Mati, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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A house burns as a wildfire rages at the village of Mati, near Athens. 

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A house burns as a wildfire rages at the village of Mati, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A house burns as a wildfire rages at the village of Mati, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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People watch a wildfire raging in the town of Rafina, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

People watch a wildfire raging in the town of Rafina, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

People watch a wildfire raging in the town of Rafina, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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A local sprays water with a hose on a burnt car following a wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A local sprays water with a hose on a burnt car following a wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A local sprays water with a hose on a burnt car following a wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Firefighters, soldiers and local residents carry a hose as a wildfire burns in the town of Rafina, near Athens. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

Firefighters, soldiers and local residents carry a hose as a wildfire burns in the town of Rafina, near Athens. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

Firefighters, soldiers and local residents carry a hose as a wildfire burns in the town of Rafina, near Athens. REUTERS/Costas Baltas
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A house burns as a wildfire rages at the village of Mati, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A house burns as a wildfire rages at the village of Mati, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A house burns as a wildfire rages at the village of Mati, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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A local walks on a burnt slope following a wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A local walks on a burnt slope following a wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A local walks on a burnt slope following a wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Burned cars are seen following a wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

Burned cars are seen following a wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

Burned cars are seen following a wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens. REUTERS/Costas Baltas
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A man walks among burnt cars following a wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A man walks among burnt cars following a wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A man walks among burnt cars following a wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Smoke from a wildfire burning outside Athens is seen over the Parthenon temple atop the Acropolis hill in Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Smoke from a wildfire burning outside Athens is seen over the Parthenon temple atop the Acropolis hill in Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Smoke from a wildfire burning outside Athens is seen over the Parthenon temple atop the Acropolis hill in Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Flames rise next to a house as a wildfire burns in Kineta, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Flames rise next to a house as a wildfire burns in Kineta, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Flames rise next to a house as a wildfire burns in Kineta, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Firefighters and soldiers try to extinguish a wildfire burning in the town of Rafina, near Athens. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

Firefighters and soldiers try to extinguish a wildfire burning in the town of Rafina, near Athens. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

Firefighters and soldiers try to extinguish a wildfire burning in the town of Rafina, near Athens. REUTERS/Costas Baltas
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A firefighting helicopter flies over a wildfire burning in Kineta, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A firefighting helicopter flies over a wildfire burning in Kineta, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A firefighting helicopter flies over a wildfire burning in Kineta, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Police officers direct traffic as a wildfire burns in Kineta, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Police officers direct traffic as a wildfire burns in Kineta, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Police officers direct traffic as a wildfire burns in Kineta, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Smoke rises as a wildfire burns in Kineta, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Smoke rises as a wildfire burns in Kineta, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Smoke rises as a wildfire burns in Kineta, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Smoke blankets a highway as a wildfire burns in Kineta, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Smoke blankets a highway as a wildfire burns in Kineta, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Smoke blankets a highway as a wildfire burns in Kineta, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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People look at smoke as a wildfire burns in Kineta, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

People look at smoke as a wildfire burns in Kineta, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

People look at smoke as a wildfire burns in Kineta, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Smoke rises as a wildfire burns in Kineta, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Smoke rises as a wildfire burns in Kineta, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Smoke rises as a wildfire burns in Kineta, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Fire fighters are seen amid smoke as a wildfire burns in Kineta, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Fire fighters are seen amid smoke as a wildfire burns in Kineta, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Fire fighters are seen amid smoke as a wildfire burns in Kineta, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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