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Report from Greek fire's aftermath

A lull in strong winds has given a boost to Greek firefighters battling dozens of wildfires across the country.

Fires are still threatening areas north of Athens and several Greek islands, but firefighters say the area under their control is growing.

Thousands of residents of the capital's northern suburbs were forced to leave their homes as dozens of houses and large areas of forest were burnt.

Dominic Hughes reports from an area in the outskirts of Athens, shortly after water planes doused the fires there.


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