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Wildfire rages near Athens

2009-06-16 06:07:32 GMT2009-06-16 14:07:32 (Beijing Time)  China Daily

A fire-fighting airplane drops water over a bushfire at Glyfada suburb south of Athens June 15, 2009. [chinanews.com]

A man pours water to battle the flames in a bushfire at Glyfada suburb, south of Athens, Monday June 15, 2009. [chinanews.com]

A fire-fighting airplane drops water over a bushfire at Glyfada suburb south of Athens June 15, 2009. [Agencies]

A fire-fighting airplane drops water over a bushfire at Glyfada suburb south of Athens June 15, 2009. [Agencies]

A firefighter battles the flames of a bushfire in the Glyfada suburb, south of Athens, June 15, 2009. [Agencies]

A wildfire raged uncontrolled through forest land in the outskirts of Athens, threatening homes and power lines, a fire brigade official said on Monday.

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