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Last Updated: Monday, 27 August 2007, 04:56 GMT 05:56 UK
In pictures: Greek fires unabated

An airplane drops water on a forest fire as police have close the main road between Pirgos and ancient Olympia in the village of Varvasena about 15km south of ancient Olympia.

Many parts of Greece have been struggling to cope with devastating fires that have killed 60 people.

A civilian holds a watering hose and fights a fire in the village of Varvasena about 15km south of ancient Olympia.

Civilians have been caught in the blazes - often desperately fighting single-handedly.

Farmers try to extinguish a fire in the village of Varvasena about 15km south of ancient Olympia.

Farmers have seen their crops - and livelihoods - burning ferociously.

A man looks at burnt cars left by villagers trying to escape the fire in the village of Artemida in Zacharo.

Many villages in the Peloponnese peninsula have been evacuated - here a man looks at burnt cars left by villagers near Artemida in Zacharo.

This was the sky over Athens, when the mountain of Hymettus was burning

Fires are affecting the capital, Athens, too. This picture of the Athens sky was sent to the BBC by Ava Babili.

Athens sun

Konstantinos Topalidis also took pictures in the Greek capital. "It feels like snowing ashes and it is quite smoky," he says.

The winged statue victory is surrounded by smoke on the ancient site of Olympia.

The winged statue of victory is surrounded by smoke on the ancient site of Olympia.






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