PHOTO IN THE NEWS: Australia Fires Return

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February 23, 2009—Tony Wood stands on burnt-out land today in Belgrave Heights, Australia, southeast of Melbourne.

Wildfires flared up again Monday, injuring firefighters and forcing evacuations two weeks after massive blazes killed at least 200 (more Australia fire pictures). The country's drought and recent high winds have made firefighting particularly challenging.

—Chris Combs






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