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Athens' olive groves ablaze

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Firefighters in Greece appear to have brought the bulk of the wildfires near Athens under control.

More than 100 firefighters were deployed to the suburbs of the capital after wildfires took hold.

Strong winds fanned the flames, driving the fires perilously close to homes in the area and forcing a number of people to pack up and leave.

Wendy Urquhart reports.

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