Fire and Destruction: Check out dramatic portraits of Greek fires

You must have heard about the terrible fires that are burning around Athens, Greece, right? The causes are still being investigated, as it is not yet known whether they were criminally initiated or whether they are due to the strong heat waves that have been affecting the Northern Hemisphere.

However, strong winds, high temperatures and a drier climate have all contributed to spreading the flames and hampering the work of over 300 firefighters - who have been fighting for days to control outbreaks. Hundreds of people are leaving the region as well as they can, even in small inflatable boats, but the number of injured is steadily rising, as well as the death toll, which is now over 80, unfortunately. The following is a selection of images showing the extent of the destruction:

Fire in Greece

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Greece fire

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Greece fire

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Greece fire

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Greece fires

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Greece fires

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Greece fires

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Greece fires

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Greece fires

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Greece fires

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Greece fires

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Greece fires

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Greece fires

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Greece fires

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Greece fires

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Greece fires

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Greece fires

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Greece on fire

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Greece in Flames

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Greece on fire

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Greece on fire

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Greece on fire

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Greece on fire

(Alkis Konstantinidis / Reuters)

Greece on fire

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Greece on fire

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Greece on fire

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Greece on fire

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