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In pictures: Spanish fires

Resident with fire behind him

The ferocity of Spain's forest fires has put residents of many parts of north-western Spain in the path of the flames.

A man uses water from a swimming pool to fight the fires

While firefighters use orthodox methods, many residents have been forced to improvise.

Firefighter in Spain

In the hills of Galicia and around Santiago de Compostela, thousands of firefighters are trying to quell the infernos.

Firefighter in smoke

The intense heat and smoke is disorientating and dangerous.

Burned-out forest

The intensity of the flames is ripping through vast swathes of forest, leaving it burnt and choked in smoke.

Firefighter at Boallo, near Vimianzo

But there is little let up for those trying to stop the spread of the flames.




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