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In pictures: Wildfires devastate Greek region

Wildfires in Greece's Attica region have killed dozens of people.

Many of the victims were trapped in the village of Mati, 40km (25 miles) north-east of Athens, and died either in their homes or their cars. This village in the Rafina region is popular with tourists.

Smoke rises over a motorway in Neo Voutsa, a northeast suburb of Athens Image copyright EPA
Image caption Smoke rises over a motorway in Neo Voutsa, a suburb of Athens
Firefighters are seen amid smoke as a wildfire burns in Kineta, near Athens Image copyright Reuters
Image caption The sky turned orange as smoke spread over the beach town of Kineta in west Attica
A firefighting helicopter flies over a wildfire raging in the town of Rafina Image copyright AFP
Image caption A firefighting helicopter flies over the town of Rafina on Attica's eastern coast, where fires are a recurring problem in the summer
People watch a wildfire in the town of Rafina, near Athens Image copyright AFP
Image caption Greece's prime minister has declared a state of emergency in Attica.
A firefighter reacts as a house burns during a wildfire in Kineta, near Athens. Image copyright AFP
Image caption The government has asked other EU countries for helicopters and additional firefighters
A house burns as a wildfire rages at the village of Mati, near Athens. Image copyright AFP
Image caption The fire was particularly deadly in Mati, where 26 bodies were found just 15m (50ft) from the sea
This photo show cars burnt following a wildfire at the village of Mati. Image copyright AFP
Image caption Emergency workers used boats and helicopters to evacuate residents and tourists stranded along the coast
People on the coast in Greece to escape the fire Image copyright Kalogerikos Nikos
Image caption People ran into the water to escape the blaze
A dog on a rock surrounded by water after escaping wild fires in Greece Image copyright Kalogerikos Nikos
People on the coast in Greece to escape the fire Image copyright Kalogerikos Nikos
Image caption With temperatures set to soar again, Greece is in a race against time to get the fires under control
A burnt out building following wildfires in Greece Image copyright Kalogerikos Nikos
Image caption A spokesperson for the International Federation of the Red Cross told the BBC some people had lost everything
A burnt out building following wildfires in Greece Image copyright Kalogerikos Nikos

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