Monday, August 27, 2007

Greece In Flames

Smoke is seen rising as forest fires sweep through Greece in this handout satellite photo from NASA released on August 26, 2007. Since Friday, towering walls of flame have cut a swathe of destruction through the Peloponnese and swept across other regions, prompting Greece to declare a nationwide state of emergency on Saturday. The regions in red indicate the different locations of the fire.

An elderly woman stands amongst burnt cars in the village of Artemida in Peloponnese peninsula, southwest of Athens August 25, 2007. The worst forest fires to hit Greece in decades have killed 41 people and more are feared dead, authorities said on Saturday.

Pictures from Reuters.

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