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  • Bushfires in Australia Leave Path of Destruction

    Tammy Holmes, second from left, and her grandchildren, Charlotte, 2, Esther, 4, Liam, 9, Matilda, 11, and Caleb, 6, take refuge under a jetty as a wildfire rages nearby in the Tasmanian town of Dunalley, east of the state capital of Hobart, Australia, Jan. 4, 2013.
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  • Bushfires in Australia Leave Path of Destruction

    Tammy Holmes and her grandchildren take refuge under a jetty as a wildfire rages nearby in the Tasmanian town of Dunalley, east of the state capital of Hobart, Australia, Jan. 4, 2013. The family credits God with their survival from the fire that destroyed around 90 homes in Dunalley.
    Tim Holmes/AP
  • Bushfires in Australia Leave Path of Destruction

    The Australian Bureau of Meteorology added new colors, deep purple and pink, extending its temperature scale from 50 degrees to 54 degrees celsius to reflect the ever-incresing intensity of heat in the country.
    Australian Bureau of Meteorology/EPA
  • Bushfires in Australia Leave Path of Destruction

    Wildfire smoke rises from hills behind the village of Numeralla in New South Wales state, Jan. 8, 2013. Wildfires raged across much of southeast Australia.
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  • Bushfires in Australia Leave Path of Destruction

    A wildfire near Deans Gap, Australia, crosses the Princes Highway, Jan. 8, 2013. Firefighters are battling scores of wildfires in southeastern Australia as authorities evacuate national parks and warned that hot, dry and windy conditions were combining to raise the threat to its highest alert level.
    James Morris/NSW Rural Fire Service/AP Photo
  • Bushfires in Australia Leave Path of Destruction

    Plumes of smoke rise from a fire near Cooma, Australia, Jan. 8, 2013. Temperatures across much of New South Wales state are expected to reach 113 degrees Fahrenheit causing extreme conditions.
    New South Wales Rural Fire Service/AP
  • Bushfires in Australia Leave Path of Destruction

    Plumes of smoke rise from a fire near Deniliquin, Australia, Jan. 8, 2013. Firefighters are battling scores of wildfires raging across southeast Australia as authorities evacuated national parks and warned that blistering temperatures and high winds had led to "catastrophic" conditions in some areas.
    New South Wales Rural Fire Service/AP
  • Bushfires in Australia Leave Path of Destruction

    Firefighters douse burning logs from the Dean's Gap fire near Nowra on the south coast of Australia's New South Wales state, Jan. 9, 2013. Cooler conditions helped firefighters battling blazes across Australia on January 9 but up to 30 were still out of control.
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  • Bushfires in Australia Leave Path of Destruction

    Smoke rises from a wildfire, Jan. 8, 2013 in Nimmitabel, New South Wales, Australia. NSW was declared a total fire ban with the Illawarra, Shoalhaven and Southern Ranges regions placed on "Catastrophic" alert.
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  • Bushfires in Australia Leave Path of Destruction

    This aerial photo shows homes destroyed by a wildfire near Boomer Bay, in southern Australia, Jan. 5, 2013.
    Chris Kidd/AP Photo
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