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In pictures: Fires sweep Iberia

Men tackle blaze near village of Ponte Bora, Galicia, 7 Aug 06

More than 60 forest fires are raging in Galicia, north-west Spain, including this one near the village of Ponte Bora.

Firefighters in Cotobade, Galicia, 7 Aug 06

The long drought and dry winds have fuelled the flames, which threaten Galician towns and villages.

Fire near apartment block in Valongo, northern Portugal, 7 Aug 06

Northern Portugal is also battling numerous blazes - here the flames have reached Valongo, on the outskirts of Porto.

Firefighters tackle blaze in Valongo, northern Portugal, 7 Aug 06

Portugal has mobilised hundreds of firefighters to protect Valongo and other areas.

A firefighter looks at a forest fire in Redondela, north-western Spain 6 Aug 06

Three people have died in the forest fires in Galicia - and police suspect many were started deliberately.

Villagers try to contain a fire near the village of Vilar, north-western Spain on 6 Aug

The army was called in to help villagers struggling to contain fires in Galicia - and some had to be evacuated.

Firefighters battle a forest fire in Redondela, north-western Spain, 6 Aug 06

More than 3,000 ha (7,400 acres) of land has been engulfed by fire in north-west Spain.

Villagers watch as a firefighting plane drops water over a fire near Redondela, 6 Aug 06

A firefighting plane tried to extinguish the blazes near Redondela in Galicia at the weekend.

A fireman battles a forest fire in the Garrigoles Alt Amporda area near Girona, north-eastern Spain, 5 Aug 06

Catalonia in north-eastern Spain has also been hit by fires, such as this one near Girona.

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