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Union Minister for Environment and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi at the Conference of State Forest Ministers, New Delhi

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Activists hold placards during a protest against proposed felling of more than two thousand trees for a metro car shed project in Aarey Colony in Mumbai

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An activist wearing a dress made of banana leaves stands next to a girl holding a placard during a protest against proposed felling of more than two thousand trees for a metro car shed project in Aarey Colony in Mumbai

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Activist shout slogans during a protest against proposed felling of more than two thousand trees for a metro car shed project in Aarey Colony in Mumbai.

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Citizens along with NGO 'Fridays For Future' held an awareness drive at Andheri station against cutting down 2185 trees of Aarey forest, in Mumbai

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Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change Prakash Javadekar addresses a press conference of the COP 14 United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD COP14). MoS for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Babul Supriyo along with Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, CK Mishra and other dignitaries are also seen.

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Wildfires burn in the Chquitania Forest on the outskirts of Robore, Bolivia. While some of the fires are burning in Bolivia's share of the Amazon, the largest blazes were in the ChiquitanIa region of southeastern Bolivia. It's zone of dry forest, farmland and open prairies that has seen an expansion of farming and ranching in recent years.

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Smoke rises from a rainforest in Altamira, Para state, Brazil. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said that Latin America's Amazon countries will meet in September to discuss both protecting and developing the rainforest region, which has been hit by weeks of devastating fires.

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A lush forest sits next to a field of charred trees in Vila Nova Samuel, Brazil. Lingering smoke in the Amazon caused concern among Brazilians who say that respiratory problems, particularly among children and the elderly, have increased as fires in the region rage.

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A river runs through Porto Velho in Brazil's Amazon. While many of the recorded fires this year were set in already deforested areas by people clearing land for cultivation or pasture, Brazilian government figures indicate that they are much more widespread this year, suggesting the threat to the vast ecosystem is intensifying.

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Wildfires burn in the Chiquitania Forest of Quitunuquina near Robore, Bolivia.

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A resident helps to put out a forest fire in the Chiquitania Forest of Quitunuquina near Robore, Bolivia. Bolivia has struggled to contain fires that swept through woods and fields. A U.S.-based aircraft, the B747-400 SuperTanker, is flying over devastated areas in Bolivia to help put out the blazes and protect forests.

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Smoke rises from a pine forest on the foothils of the Himalaya near Palampur, about 48 kilometers (30 miles) south of Dharmsala.

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Flames rise after a forest fire at Bandipur Tiger Reserve, in Bandipur.

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Flames rise after a forest fire at Bandipur Tiger Reserve, in Bandipur.

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A group of deer seen after a forest fire at Bandipur Tiger Reserve, in Bandipur.

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Silhouette of a bird seen against flames of a forest fire at Bandipur Tiger Reserve, in Bandipur.

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Flames rise after a forest fire at Bandipur Tiger Reserve, in Bandipur.

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An activist places flowers on a branches and trunks during a protest in front of the Colombia's Attorney General office in Bogota, Colombia. The protest was to denounce the deforestation of the Amazons.

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A pedestrian walks past branches and trunks in front of the Attorney General's Office, placed there by activists as a form of protest denouncing the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest, in Bogota, Colombia.

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Poisonous mushrooms abound in the forest.

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The sacred grove at Mawphlang is one of the best protected forests in Meghalaya

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Orthodox faithful attend a memorial service for the victims of a forest fire, inside a church at Mati village, east of Athens. Hundreds of worshippers attended a memorial service in Mati for the dozens who perished in a wildfire that devastated the seaside resort.

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People stand in the sea near to cars parked on the beach to protect them from the fire in the town of Mati, east of Athens.

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A firefighter sprays water on the fire in the town of Mati, east of Athens. Regional authorities have declared a state of emergency in the eastern and western parts of the greater Athens area as fires fanned by gale-force winds raged through pine forests and seaside settlements on either side of the Greek capital.

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A firefighting plane flies above burned-out cars in Mati east of Athens. Twin wildfires raging through popular seaside areas near the Greek capital have torched homes, cars and forests and killed at least 49 people, authorities said, raising the death toll after rescue crews reported finding the bodies of more than 20 people huddled together near a beach.

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Smoke fills the sky as a man stands on the roof of a building near Kineta, west of Athens. Residents were fleeing their homes Monday as a swift-moving fire blazed through a mountainous pine forest west of Athens and churned out smoke that turned the sky orange over the Greek capital.

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The sun breaks through a smoked filled sky as cars drive on a road near Kineta, west of Athens.

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A plume of smoke turns large parts of the sky orange, with the ancient Acropolis hill at centre, as a forest fire burns in a mountainous area west of Athens, sending nearby residents fleeing. The fire department said five water-dropping planes and two helicopters were battling the blaze in the Geraneia mountains near the seaside settlement of Kineta between Athens and Corinth, along with 30 firetrucks and 70 firefighters.

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A helicopter from the Fresno County Fire Department makes a water drop on the remnants of a brush fire in Wood Canyon in the hills below Soka University in Aliso Viejo, California.

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A major fire that broke out in a forest near Shimla.

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A hillside glows with embers after a major fire broke out through a forest, in Shimla.

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An aerial shot showing the extent of forest fire, in Katra. Pilgrimage to Vaishno Devi shrine was halted temporarily due to the forest fires en-route.

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Injured trekkers caught in the Korangani reserve forest fire are being brought to a Government Medical College hospital in Theni district.

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Peace and development come on roads that cut through Sal forests

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A man rides with his bike to work through a forest near Frankfurt, Germany, on a rainy day.

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A view of the man-made rainforest from level 4 at the Green Planet in Dubai City Walk.

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A villager checks a burnt area under the rain, in Soutomaior after a wild fire in Pontevedra, northwestern Spanish region of Galicia, Spain. Wildfires in Spain have killed at least four people and prompted the evacuation of thousands in the northwest region of Galicia, as the remnants of winds from Hurricane Ophelia fanned the flames along Iberia's Atlantic coast.

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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, left, meets emergency personnel after a wildfire in Pontevedra, in the northwestern Spanish region of Galicia, Spain. Authorities in Portugal and Spain say that nine people died over the weekend in hundreds of wildfires fanned by strong winds caused by a hurricane.

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People watch a wild fire raging near houses in the outskirts of Obidos, Portugal. At least six people were killed Sunday as hundreds of forest fires spread across Portugal fueled by high temperatures, strong winds and a persistent drought.

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A wild fire burns near houses in the outskirts of Obidos, Portugal. At least six people were killed Sunday as hundreds of forest fires spread across Portugal fueled by high temperatures, strong winds and a persistent drought.

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Smoke rises as a wildfire burns in the hills east of Napa, California.

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A wildfire moves closer to North Tustin homes along the 261 freeway in Tustin, California. Deadly wildfires whipped by powerful winds swept through California wine country destroying 1,500 homes and businesses and sending thousands fleeing as flames raged unchecked through high-end resorts, grocery stores and tree-lined neighborhoods.

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A tanker drops retardant on a wildfire at the mouth of Weber Canyon in Uintah, Utah. The fast-moving wildfire swept down a northern Utah canyon, destroying homes, forcing evacuations and closing highways.

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This photo provided by KATU-TV shows the Eagle Creek wildfire as seen from Stevenson Washington, across the Columbia River, burning in the Columbia River Gorge above Cascade Locks, Ore. A lengthy stretch of highway Interstate 84 remains closed as crews battle the wildfire that has also caused evacuations and sparked blazes across the Columbia River in Washington state.

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Friends of the home owner survey the charred debris left in a burned out home, in the Sunland-Tujunga section of Los Angeles. Wildfires forced thousands to flee their homes across the U.S. West during a sweltering, smoke-shrouded holiday weekend of record heat.

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Craig Bolleson hugs his friend in his burned out home, in the Sunland-Tujunga section of Los Angeles. Wildfires forced thousands to flee their homes across the U.S. West during a sweltering, smoke-shrouded holiday weekend of record heat.

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A fire engine drives past a burned area from a wildfire in the Sunland-Tujunga section of Los Angeles.

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Aaron Funk waters down the hillside behind his parents' home as a plane makes a drop in Sun Valley neighborhood, north of Los Angeles.

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A crew with California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) battles a brushfire on the hillside in Burbank, California. Several hundred firefighters worked to contain a blaze that chewed through brush-covered mountains, prompting evacuation orders for homes in Los Angeles, Burbank and Glendale.

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Volunteers and firefighters organize themselves to defend their village from oncoming forest fire in the village of Trebizat, near the Bosnian town of Capljina. Fire advanced towards populated areas in Bosnia as citizens volunteered to help defend their village to bolster the understaffed and under equipped local firefighting brigade.

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A man runs with a water hose as villagers join firefighters battling a forest fire coming close to houses in the village of Chao de Codes, near Macao, central Portugal.

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Villagers watch a firefighting plane drop water to stop a raging forest fire reaching their houses just a few dozen meters away in the village of Chao de Codes, near Macao, central Portugal.

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A man filling a tank with water watches a firefighting plane drop its load of water on a forest fire raging close to houses in the village of Vale de Sao Domingos, near Macao, central Portugal.

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Villagers watch a firefighting plane drop water to stop a raging forest fire reaching their houses just a few dozen meters away in the village of Chao de Codes, near Macao, central Portugal. Giant clouds of gray smoke are cloaking the horizon in parts of central Portugal as fast-moving wildfires continue to strain emergency responders.

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A man holding a garden hose shouts to someone as flames from a wildfire reach the backyard of a house in the town of Macao, central Portugal. Portugal's government is taking the rare step of decreeing a state of public calamity ahead of a forecast rise in temperatures that authorities fear will worsen a spate of wildfires.

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A volunteer tries to extinguish a burning tree during a forest fire near Kapandriti north of Athens. A large wildfire north of Athens is threatening homes as it sweeps through pine forest for a third day, uncontained due to high winds.

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A firefighter tries to extinguish a fire at a house during a forest fire at Kalamos village, north of Athens.

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Flames and smoke rise from a forest fire at Kalamos village, north of Athens. Fires breaking out across Greece have stretched firefighting capabilities to the limit, authorities say, voicing suspicions that at least some of the fires have been started deliberately.

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A helicopter operates over Kalyvia area some 30 kilometers (18 miles) south of Athens. Dozens of firefighters, assisted by five water-dropping helicopters are battling a large brush fire south of Athens, but Greek authorities say no inhabited areas are in immediate danger.

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Firefighters try to extinguish a fire in the Kalyvia area some 30 kilometers (18 miles) south of Athens. Dozens of firefighters, assisted by five water-dropping helicopters, are battling a large brush fire south of Athens, but Greek authorities say no inhabited areas are in immediate danger.

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Canadair firefighting planes swoop down to refill their water tanks from the Mediterranean sea as they try to put out wildfires in Le Lavandou, French Riviera.

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People enjoy sunbathing on the beach in Lavandou, French Riviera, as plumes of smoke rise in the air from burning wildfires.

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A firefighting plane drops fire retardant over a forest near La Londe-les-Maures on the French Riviera. Authorities ordered the evacuation of 10,000 people as fires hopscotched around the Riviera for a third day, tearing through the forest of La Londe-les-Maures.

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A firefighting airplane drops its load of water on a forest fire raging on a hill across the Tagus river from Vila Velha de Rodao, central Portugal. Almost 2,000 firefighters were deployed at six major forest fires in Portugal. The worst-affected areas continued to be in the central region of the country.

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The charred remains of burnt caravans at a warehouse in La Londe-les-Maures on the French Riviera. Authorities ordered the evacuation of 10,000 people as fires hopscotched around the Riviera for a third day, tearing through the forest of La Londe-les-Maures.

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A forest fire rages on a hillside above the village of Ortale in Corsica, France. Hundreds of firefighters are battling blazes fanned by high winds in more than a dozen zones in the Riviera region of southern France.

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An anti-fire Canadair airplane flies over fires in the national park of mount Vesuvius near Naples, Italy. Wildfires have been ravaging swaths of Italy, mostly in the south, where the Coldiretti agricultural lobby says July rain levels were down 83 percent while temperatures were around 3 degrees Celsius higher. About 2,500 hectares (6,180 acres) of pasture have been destroyed in Sicily alone.

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Smoke and fire retardant are seen along a neighborhood in Lake Country, British Columbia.

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A firefighter sprays water as flames from a wildfire consume a residence near Oroville, California.

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The remains of mobile homes destroyed by a wildfire are seen in Boston Flats as a fire burns on a mountain near Ashcroft, British Columbia. Wildfires barreled across the baking landscape of the western U.S. and Canada, destroying a smattering of homes and forcing thousands to flee.

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Firefighters battle a wildfire as it threatens to jump a street near Oroville, California. Evening winds drove the fire through several neighborhoods leveling homes in its path.

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Firefighter Kern Kunst battles the Wall fire near Oroville, California. According to CalFire, the blaze has scorched 1,000 acres and destroyed 10 homes.

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CalFire firefighter Jake Hainey, left, and engineer Anna Mathiasen watch as a wildfire burns near Oroville, California.

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A plane drops retardant while battling a wildfire near Oroville, California. The fast-moving wildfire in the Sierra Nevada foothills destroyed structures, including homes, and led to several minor injuries, fire officials said, as blazes threatened homes around California during a heat wave.

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A wildfire burns near the historic mining town of Landusky, south of the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation in north-central Montana. Officials ordered about 30 residents to evacuate after winds shifted and the wildfire moved to within a mile of the historic mining town.

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Forrest Scott looks out at the burning Hill Fire from his home off of Huer Huero Road near Santa Margarita, California. The property where he lives was surrounded by the flames, but his home and all but one small out building, were saved by Cal Fire crews.

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A military police officer stands by his motorcycle next to flames from a forest fire near Mazagon in southern Spain.

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In this image made available by the Spanish Airforce on June 26, 2017, a Spanish firefighting plane flies over the fires in the Moguer area in southern Spain.

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Smoke rises from the ground by charred trees near the access to the Cuesta Maneli beach after a forest fire near Mazagon in southern Spain. A forest fire in southern Spain has forced the evacuation of 1,000 people and is threatening Donana National Park, one of Spain's most important nature reserves and a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1994, and famous for its biodiversity, authorities said.

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A firefighting plane flies over a forest fire near Mazagon in southern Spain. A forest fire in southern Spain has forced the evacuation of about 1,000 people and is threatening Donana National Park, one of Spain's most important nature reserves and a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1994, and famous for its biodiversity, authorities said.

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A firefighter from Montemor-o-Novo, southern Portugal, takes a rest by the side of a road in Aguda, outside the village of Figueiro dos Vinhos central Portugal. More than 2,000 firefighters in Portugal battled to contain major wildfires in the central region of the country, where one blaze killed 62 people, while authorities came under mounting criticism for not doing more to prevent the tragedy.

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Burnt cars block the road between Castanheira de Pera and Figueiro dos Vinhos, central Portugal. Raging forest fires in central Portugal killed at least 50 people, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road.

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Police investigators stand by a burnt car on the road between Castanheira de Pera and Figueiro dos Vinhos, central Portugal. Raging forest fires in central Portugal killed more than 50 people, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road, in what the prime minister called "the biggest tragedy of human life that we have known in years."

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Illegal constructions near the historic Pratapgad fort in Satara, Maharashtra. The Bombay High Court in its order has asked the Maharashtra government to remove encroachments around Afzal Khan's tom at the fort.

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Illegal constructions near the historic Pratapgad fort in Satara, Maharashtra. The Bombay High Court in its order has asked the Maharashtra government to remove encroachments around Afzal Khan's tom at the fort.

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A wildfire approaches Chile's Dichato community, where firefighters are working to keep the flames away from the estimated 800 homes. Families continue to be evacuated as firefighters battle the fires that are consuming a part of southern Chile.

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A firefighter digs a trench in an effort to stop the advancement of a wildfire in the Florida community of Concepcion, Chile.=

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A man drives past a wildfire blaze in the Florida community of Concepcion, Chile. Fires have been raging in central and southern Chile, fanned by strong winds, hot temperatures and a prolonged drought. Emergency services have battled the flames non-stop for days with thousands of firefighters on the ground and helicopters and small airplanes in the air.

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A woman closes a gate on her land as a forest fire rages on a nearby mountain in Cajon del Maipo, on the outskirts of Santiago, Chile.

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Residents watch a forest fire burn in Pumanque, Chile. Chile is suffering one of the worst fire waves in its history. The fires have outpaced local ability to control them and forced Chile to request international aid.

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Firefighters work trying to control flames in Valparaiso, Chile. The fire, driven by strong winds, swept through forest land in the hills outside the Chilean port of Valparaiso, destroying dozens of homes, sending a pall of heavy smoke down onto the city and driving the authorities to evacuate hundreds of people.

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People try to put out a fire in Valparaiso, Chile. The fire, driven by strong winds, swept through forest land in the hills outside the Chilean port of Valparaiso, destroying dozens of homes, sending a pall of heavy smoke down onto the city and driving the authorities to evacuate hundreds of people.

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A Swiss army Superpuma Helicopter flies over the smoldering forest fires near Mesocco in southern Switzerland.

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A wild fire broke out in a jungle near Kandaghat 27km from the northern hill town of Shimla in Himachal Pradesh.

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A fire burns on Green Mountain in Lakewood, Colorado. Some residents of suburban west Denver have been ordered to evacuate because of the grass fire in the foothills that's visible from miles away.

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A view of forest fire in the jungles near Kuftadhar, in Shimla.

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California firefighter Zane Roberts walks through heavy smoke while working to hold the northern head of a wildfire on the Appalachian Trail at Deep Gap, north of Tate City and the North Carolina border.

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A California fire crew, right, makes their way in after working all night on the northern head of a wildfire along the Appalachian Trail at Deep Gap, north of Tate City and the North Carolina border, while a Oregon fire crew, far left, bumps them heading out for their shift.

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