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In pictures: Europe heatwave

Greek firefighter on Mount Parnitha, northwest of Athens - 28/06/2007

Firefighters across Greece have been battling forest fires as a record heatwave dries out forests, fuelling the blazes.

Greek water-bomber helicopter over Mount Parnitha, northwest of Athens - 28/06/2007

Fire-fighting aircraft and helicopters have been called in to help. This helicopter is dousing flames on Mount Parnitha, northwest of Athens.

Power station in Thessaloniki, northern Greece - 28/06/2007

An explosion in a power station in Thessaloniki, in northern Greece, caused blackouts and put more strain on a power grid already tested by heavy use of air conditioners.

Dog next to fountain in Athens, Greece - 28/06/2007

Temperatures in the Greek capital, Athens, have fallen to below 40C after reaching a peak of 43C. Elsewhere in Greece, temperatures hit 46C.

A man dunks his head in a Belgrade, Serbia, fountain - 26/06/2007

High temperatures have been recorded throughout south-eastern Europe, including in Belgrade, Serbia, where a man cools his head in a fountain.

Boys cool off in lake in Sofia, Bulgaria - 26/06/2007

A lake near Sofia, Bulgaria, provides relief for these boys.

Water is delivered to a village in Romania - 22/06/2007

In Romania, the heatwave has followed a dry winter and spring. A tanker delivers water to Perieni village, 320km (199 miles) north-east of the capital Bucharest.


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