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In Warming World, Europe Burns and Bakes

Fires sweep to the sea in Greece, forests burn in the Arctic Circle, and fields wither in Germany.

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Smoke billows behind the Parthenon on the Acropolis in Athens during a nearby wildfire in Kineta, Greece, on July 23.

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Firefighters work to extinguish flames in Kineta on July 24. The raging wildfires killed at least 85 people in villages surrounding Athens, devouring homes, cars, and forests.

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Drivers try to escape the fires in Kineta on July 23. Those trying to flee were cut off when authorities closed the national road, and some who were trapped by the blaze died in their cars.

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A firefighter works to extinguish hot spots on homes in Kineta on July 23.

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A firefighting helicopter drops water in Kineta on July 24. More than 300 firefighters, five planes, and two helicopters were mobilized to tackle the “extremely difficult” fire driven by wind gusts that topped 70 miles per hour.

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Burned cars line a lot near a stadium on July 26 following a wildfire in the village of Rafina. Greece was counting the cost of its deadliest wildfires in years as emergency crews searched incinerated homes and vehicles for those still missing.

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An aerial view shows a swath of fire damage along the coast in Mati, Greece, on July 26. As the fire swept through villages, hundreds of terrified residents fled to the sea to escape the flames.

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In Sweden, firefighters use helicopters to fight fires outside Hammarstrand on July 16. The country has faced dozens of wildfires—including some inside the Arctic Circle.

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Blackened trees show the damage to a forest in Korskrogen near Ljusdal, Sweden, on July 25. Finland and Norway have also reported wildfires in this summer’s dangerous heatwave.

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In Germany, sunflowers wither in a drought-stricken field near Magdeburg on July 26.

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A farmer combines a wheat field near Hildesheim, northern Germany, on July 23. Farmers face diminished yields as dry conditions force early harvests.

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The dried-up bed of Wayoh Reservoir near Bolton, England, cracks as the heatwave continues across the United Kingdom on July 23. The U.K. has been in the grip of its longest heatwave in decades, sparking wildfires in northwestern England, record-breaking temperatures in Scotland, and water restrictions in Northern Ireland and northwestern England, as reservoirs serving millions of customers become depleted.

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Visitors to Primrose Hill walk a footpath between patches of dry brown grass in London on July 26. Fire chiefs in Britain have warned that parks and other grasslands are like tinderboxes.

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