Africa

Cape Town wildfires in pictures

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Image caption Wildfires are raging on the outskirts of Cape Town in South Africa, streaking up the sides of the famous Table Mountain national park.
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Image caption Fire crews have managed to control a blaze that started on Sunday but are still battling against a bigger fire that began on Monday.
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Image caption The firefighters have been working around the clock amid searing summer temperatures.
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Image caption The scale of the fires - and their proximity to homes - is visible from this beach at Houtbay, on the outskirts of Cape Town.
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Image caption An elderly resident sits amid the ruins of one of several homes destroyed in the blaze.
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Image caption Helicopters and aircraft have joined the fight against the blaze - but not in time to save these homes in Tokai, Cape Town.
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Image caption The burning vegetation has left a thick pall of smoke - pictured here from Cape Town's Kalk Bay area.