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In pics: Mass evacuation as Greece wildfires rage

Published on Aug 07, 2021 05:47 PM IST
  • Thousands of tourists and residents were evacuated and a thick cloud of smoke and ash hung over Athens as "nightmarish" forest fires raged in Greece Saturday, while heavy rains brought some relief to neighbouring Turkey.
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People embark a ferry during an evacuation from Kochyli beach as wildfire approaches near Limni village on the island of Evia, about 160 kilometers (100 miles) north of Athens, Greece on August 6. 2021.(AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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People embark a ferry during an evacuation from Kochyli beach as wildfire approaches near Limni village on the island of Evia, about 160 kilometers (100 miles) north of Athens, Greece on August 6. 2021.(AP)

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A ferry approaches Kochyli beach to evacuate people near Limni village on August 6. (AP Photo/Thodoris Nikolaou) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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A ferry approaches Kochyli beach to evacuate people near Limni village on August 6. (AP Photo/Thodoris Nikolaou)

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A boy moves mules to a farm during the evacuation of Kochyli beach on August 6. (AP Photo/Thodoris Nikolaou) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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A boy moves mules to a farm during the evacuation of Kochyli beach on August 6. (AP Photo/Thodoris Nikolaou)

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A helicopter drops water over fire in Thrakomacedones area, in northern Athens, Greece on August 7. (AP Photo/Michael Varaklas) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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A helicopter drops water over fire in Thrakomacedones area, in northern Athens, Greece on August 7. (AP Photo/Michael Varaklas)

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A man tries to extinguish a fire in Thrakomacedones on August 7. Wildfires raged uncontrolled through Greece and Turkey for yet another day Friday, forcing thousands to flee by land and sea, and killing a volunteer firefighter on the fringes of Athens in a huge forest blaze that threatened the Greek capital's most important national park. (Photo/Michael Varaklas) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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A man tries to extinguish a fire in Thrakomacedones on August 7. Wildfires raged uncontrolled through Greece and Turkey for yet another day Friday, forcing thousands to flee by land and sea, and killing a volunteer firefighter on the fringes of Athens in a huge forest blaze that threatened the Greek capital's most important national park. (Photo/Michael Varaklas)

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Smoke spreads over Parnitha mountain during a wildfire in Ippokratios Politia village, about 35 kilometres (21 miles), northern Athens, Greece on August 6. (Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Smoke spreads over Parnitha mountain during a wildfire in Ippokratios Politia village, about 35 kilometres (21 miles), northern Athens, Greece on August 6. (Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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Greek firefighters work from a fire truck as they prepare to extinguish a wildfire in the Taxiarches region, near Athens, Greece, on Augsut 6. (Konstantinos Tsakalidis/Bloomberg) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Greek firefighters work from a fire truck as they prepare to extinguish a wildfire in the Taxiarches region, near Athens, Greece, on Augsut 6. (Konstantinos Tsakalidis/Bloomberg)

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A Greek firefighter works to extinguish a wildfire that hit the Agios Stefanos region, north of Athens, Greece on August 6. (Nick Paleologos/Bloomberg) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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A Greek firefighter works to extinguish a wildfire that hit the Agios Stefanos region, north of Athens, Greece on August 6. (Nick Paleologos/Bloomberg)

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