Wildfires in Greece photos

A firefighter tries to extinguish flames in the village of Porto Germeno, about 60 km northwest of Athens, on Aug. 24. (John Kolesidis/Reuters)

Residents watch a helicopter drop water on a burning forest at Agios Stephanos, a suburb about 20 km northeast of Athens, on Aug. 23. (Nikolas Giakoumidis/Associated Press)

A volunteer firefighter uses a hose to spray water on a burning tree at Nea Makri on Aug. 24. The convent seen in the background was evacuated earlier that day. (Nikolas Giakoumidis/Associated Press)

A volunteer tries to extinguish a wildfire in Dioni on Aug. 24. (Yiorgos Karahalis/Reuters)

Orthodox priests and nuns look at burning mountains in Voutzas village, northeast of Athens, on Aug. 24. (Yiorgos Karahalis/Reuters)

A helicopter drops water over a forest fire in the Greek coastal town of Nea Makri, about 40 kilometres northeast of Athens on Aug. 24. Flames were tearing down a hillside toward houses in the community near Marathon. (Yiorgos Karahalis/Reuters)

Fires are seen burning on the suburban hills behind the ancient Parthenon at Acropolis in Athens on Aug. 23. Two years ago, wildfires killed 76 people in southern Greece. (Dimitri Doudoumis/Icon/Associated Press)

A man wipes his eye in front of his home on Aug. 24 as a fire rages nearby in Dioni. More water-dropping planes and assistance from other European nations arrived that day to relieve Greece's exhausted fire crews. Fire officials also reported that the more wildfire areas were being brought under control. (Petros Giannakouris/Associated Press)

Firefighters spray water on flames on a mountain north of Athens on Aug. 23. The wildfire was one of several raging in Greece over the weekend. Several houses burned across the country, and thousands were forced from their homes. However, no serious injuries were reported. (Yiorgos Karahalis/Reuters)



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