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Jul 25, 2018

Wildfire rages near Athens, Greece

Wildfire rages near Athens, Greece

Greek authorities urged residents of a coastal region near Athens to abandon their homes as a wildfire raged uncontrolled on Monday, closing one of Greece's busiest motorways, halting train links and sending plumes of smoke over the capital.

Authorities deployed firefighters and equipment from across Greece to deal with the massive blaze at Kineta, a small resort town about 54 km (35 miles) west of Athens on a route tens of thousands of drivers use daily to reach the Peloponnese.

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Smoke from a wildfire burning outside Athens is seen over the Parthenon temple atop the Acropolis hill in Athens ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS/REUTERS

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People look at smoke as a wildfire burns in Kineta ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS/REUTERS

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Fire fighters are seen amid smoke as a wildfire burns in Kineta ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS/REUTERS

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Wildfire burns in Kineta, near Athens ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS/REUTERS

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Wildfire burns in Kineta, near Athens ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS/REUTERS

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Wildfire burns in Kineta, near Athens ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS/REUTERS

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Wildfire burns in Kineta, near Athens ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS/REUTERS

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Wildfire burns in Kineta, near Athens ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS/REUTERS

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Wildfire burns in Rafina, near Athens ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS/REUTERS

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Wildfire burns in Rafina, near Athens ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS/REUTERS

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People try to extinguish a wildfire burning next to a church in the town of Rafina, near Athens COSTAS BALTAS/REUTERS

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A soldier holds a hose as a wildfire burns in the town of Rafina, near Athens COSTAS BALTAS/REUTERS

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Firefighters and soldiers try to extinguish a wildfire burning in the town of Rafina, near Athens, COSTAS BALTAS/REUTERS

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Firefighters, soldiers and local residents carry a hose as a wildfire burns in the town of Rafina, near Athens COSTAS BALTAS/REUTERS

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Firefighters, soldiers and local residents carry a hose as a wildfire burns in the town of Rafina, near Athens COSTAS BALTAS/REUTERS

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A man uses a cloth to protect himself from smoke as wildfire burns in the town of Rafina, near Athens COSTAS BALTAS/REUTERS

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A man looks at the flames as a wildfire burns in the town of Rafina COSTAS BALTAS/REUTERS

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A firefighter wears a flame resistant uniform as wildfire burns in the town of Rafina, near Athens COSTAS BALTAS/REUTERS

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A car and motorcycle which burt out during wildfires is seen at the village of Mati near Athens ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS/REUTERS

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Wildfire burns at the village of Mati near Athens ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS/REUTERS

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Wildfire burns at the village of Mati near Athens ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS/REUTERS

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Wildfire burns at the village of Mati near Athens ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS/REUTERS

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Wildfire burns at the village of Mati near Athens ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS/REUTERS

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Wildfire burns in Rafina, near Athens ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS/REUTERS

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Firefighters stand next to bodies following a wildfire at the village of Mati ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS/REUTERS

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A man walks among burnt cars following a wildfire at the village of Mati ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS/REUTERS

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Rescuers wait at the area where bodies were found following a wildfire at the village of Mati ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS/REUTERS

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A house burns following a wildfire at Neos Voutzas ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS/REUTERS

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A firefighter walks among burned cars, following a wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens COSTAS BALTAS/REUTERS

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Burned cars are seen following a wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens COSTAS BALTAS/REUTERS

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A woman reacts as she tries to find her dog, following a wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens COSTAS BALTAS/REUTERS

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A burned house is seen following a wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens COSTAS BALTAS/REUTERS

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Wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS/REUTERS

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Wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS/REUTERS

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Wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS/REUTERS

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Wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS/REUTERS

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Wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens COSTAS BALTAS/REUTERS

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Wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens COSTAS BALTAS/REUTERS

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A helicopter drops water at a wildfire in Kineta SOCIAL MEDIA/REUTERS

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Wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS/REUTERS

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Wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS/REUTERS

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People are seen as a wildfire burns in Mati SOCIAL MEDIA/REUTERS

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People are seen as a wildfire burns in Mati SOCIAL MEDIA/REUTERS

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Members of a rescue team search an area following a wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS/REUTERS

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A charm depicting Jesus Christ is seen on the ground following a wildfire at the village of Mati ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS/REUTERS

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Burnt houses are seen following a wildfire at the village of Mati ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS/REUTERS

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An electricity pole stands among burnt trees following a wildfire in Neos Voutzas ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS/REUTERS

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A slide is seen in a burnt playground following a wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS/REUTERS

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A member of a rescue team searches inside a destroyed building following a wildfire at the village of Mati ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS/REUTERS

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