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Wildfire keeps spreading across Russia

2010-08-04 06:19:15 GMT2010-08-04 14:19:15 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A burnt car stands at the roadside in the burnt out village of Mokhovoye, Lukhovitsi municipal district, some 130 kilometers from Moscow, August 3, 2010. Firefighters struggled Tuesday to contain the worst wildfires to hit Russia for decades, as a relentless heatwave and campfires left burning by the public sparked hundreds of new blazes. (AFP Photo)

A Russian man walks down the street in the burnt out village of Mokhovoye, Lukhovitsi municipal district, some 130 kilometers from Moscow, August 3, 2010. (AFP Photo)

Locals dig a trench to prevent against spread of wildfire in the burnt out village of Mokhovoye, Lukhovitsi municipal district, some 130 kilometers from Moscow, August 3, 2010. (AFP Photo)

A Russian man walks along the the street in the burnt out village of Mokhovoye, Lukhovitsi municipal district, some 130 kilometers from Moscow, August 3, 2010. (AFP Photo)

A Russian man walks down the street in the burnt out village of Mokhovoye, Lukhovitsi municipal district, some 130 kilometers from Moscow, August 3, 2010. (AFP Photo)

Firefighters struggled Tuesday to contain the worst wildfires to hit Russia for decades, as a relentless heatwave and campfires left burning by the public sparked hundreds of new blazes.

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