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Dozens of wildfires broke out across Greece, torching olive groves, cutting off villages and sending residents fleeing.
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Greece Wildfires

A resident sits on top of a water wagon during a fire at the Mount of Penteli, 35 kilometers, (22 miles) east of Athens, early Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009. A massive wildfire tore through outlying suburbs north of Athens early Sunday, destroying homes and forcing thousands to flee in dramatic overnight evacuations, Fire Service and local officials said. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
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Greece Wildfires

A municipality worker and a resident try to stop the fire at the mount of Penteli, early Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009. A massive wildfire tore through outlying suburbs north of Athens early Sunday, destroying homes and forcing thousands to flee in dramatic overnight evacuations, Fire Service and local officials said.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
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Greece Wildfires

A fire helicopter drop water on a burning forest at Agios Stephanos, a suburb north of Athens, on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009. Thousands of local residents ere involved in evacuations as the wind-driven fires destroyed homes and threatened several residential areas. (AP Photos/Nikolas Giakoumidis)

Greece Wildfires

Residents watch a fire fighting helicopter drop water on a burning forest at Agios Stephanos, a suburb north of Athens, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009. Thousands of local residents were involved in evacuations as the wind-driven fires destroyed homes and threatened several residential areas. (AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis)
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A fire burns on the mount of Kitheronas about 70 kilometers, (45 miles) west of Athens on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009. More than 90 wildfires have ignited since Saturday across Greece, and six major fires were burning late Sunday. (AP Photo / Petros Giannakouris)
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Greece Wildfires

A firefighter sprays water at a burning forest near Nea Makri, north of Athens, on Monday, Aug. 24, 2009. Wind-driven fires raged for a fourth day outside the capital, prompting several European countries to send planes and other assistance (AP Photos/Nikolas Giakoumidis)
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Greece Wildfires

In this image made early Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009, fires burn on the suburban hills behind the ancient Parthenon at Acropolis in Athens, Greece. A massive wildfire tore through outlying suburbs north of Athens early Sunday, destroying homes and forcing thousands to flee in dramatic overnight evacuations, Fire Service and local officials said. (AP Photo/Icon/Dimitri Doudoumis) **GREECE OUT**

Greece Wildfires

A plane drops water as firefighters try to extinguish a burning forest in Dioni, 40 kilometers (25 miles) east of Athens, Greece, Monday, Aug. 24, 2009. An overnight drop in gale-force winds offered hard-pressed Greek firefighters a brief respite Monday after wildfires raged unchecked for two days north of Athens, burning houses and swathes of forest while forcing thousands to flee their homes. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
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Greece Wildfires

A volunteer firefighter uses a hose to spray water on a burning tree, as a convent is seen in the background, at Nea Makri, north of Athens, on Monday, Aug. 24, 2009. The convent was evacuated Monday. Wind-driven fires raged for a fourth day outside the capital, prompting several European countries to send planes and other assistance. (AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis)

Greece Wildfires

a Plane drops water on a burning forest, in Nea Makri, near Athens, Greece, Monday, Aug. 24, 2009. An overnight drop in gale-force winds offered hard-pressed Greek firefighters a brief respite Monday after wildfires raged unchecked for two days north of Athens, burning houses and swathes of forest while forcing thousands to flee their homes. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic)
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Aug. 22: Firefighters try to extinguish the fire as they are doused with water thrown by a helicopter near the town of Marathon, 25 miles northeast of Athens.

Greek authorities declared a state of emergency Saturday as a major wildfire burned unchecked northeast of Athens, threatening homes and villages.

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Aug. 22: A plane drops water at the village of Varnavas near the town of Marathon, 25 miles northeast of Athens. 

Greek authorities declared a state of emergency Saturday as a major wildfire burned unchecked northeast of Athens, threatening homes and villages. 

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Aug. 22: A firefighting aircraft drops water as a man raises his hands for help at the village of Varnavas near the town of Marathon, 25 miles northeast of Athens. 

Greek authorities declared a state of emergency Saturday as a major wildfire burned unchecked northeast of Athens, threatening homes and villages.

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Aug. 22: A man throws a pail of water over the fire at the village of Varnavas near the town of Marathon, 25 miles northeast of Athens.

Greek authorities declared a state of emergency Saturday as a major wildfire burned unchecked northeast of Athens, threatening homes and villages.

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Greece Wildfires

Aug. 22: A woman tries to extinguish a fire as in the background a house burns at the village of Varnavas near the town of Marathon,  25 miles northeast of Athens. 

Greek authorities declared a state of emergency Saturday as a major wildfire burned unchecked northeast of Athens, threatening homes and villages.

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Aug. 22: A man hold his head in his hands in heavy smoke as a traffic police officer directs people from the area which is on fire, near the town of Marathon, 25 miles northeast of Athens. 

Greek authorities declared a state of emergency Saturday as a major wildfire burned unchecked northeast of Athens, threatening homes and villages.

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Aug. 22: A firefighting helicopter drops water as firefighters try to extinguish the fire near the town of Marathon, 25 miles northeast of Athens. 

Greek authorities declared a state of emergency Saturday as a major wildfire burned unchecked northeast of Athens, threatening homes and villages.

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Greece Wildfires

Dozens of wildfires broke out across Greece, torching olive groves, cutting off villages and sending residents fleeing.

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