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Global wildfires: Greece a ‘powder keg’ as thousands flee their homes

People are fleeing their homes north of Athens as fires rage for a fourth day in a row. California has lost an entire town while Brazil is bracing itself for another catastrophic fire season. Follow DW for more.

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29 Dec 2021
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