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  • The Dunns Road Fire crowns the tops of a trees close near Maragle, Australia on Jan. 10, 2020.
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  • A weary Rural Fire Service volunteer firefighter takes a break fighting the bushfire on the outskirts of the small town of Numerella in New South Wales, Jan. 14, 2020.
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  • An orphaned baby koala sits on the shoulder of a vet at a makeshift field hospital at the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park on Kangaroo Island, Australia, Jan. 14, 2020. <BR> Hundreds of koalas have been rescued and brought to the park for treatment after bushfires ravaged the island off the south coast of Australia.
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  • Flames from a controlled fire burn around trees as firefighters work at building a containment line at a wildfire near Bodalla, Australia, Jan. 12, 2020.
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  • Pat Smith, a Rural Fire Service volunteer firefighter from Ariah Park, rescues a possum with burns fleeing a fire on the outskirts of Tumbarumba, Australia, Jan. 12, 2020.
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  • Regrowth of plants is seen in bushland that was destroyed by fires, in Kulnura, New South Wales on Jan. 15, 2020.
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  • Bush fires damaged the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat at the edge of Flinders Chase National Park, Jan. 12, 2020, on Kangaroo Island, Australia. Over 100,000 sheep stock have been lost so far, along with countless wildlife and fauna since the devastating bush fires took hold on January 4th.
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  • A Rural Fire Service firefighter views the flank of a fire, Jan. 11, 2020, in Tumburumba, Australia. Twenty people have died in the bush fires across Australia in recent weeks, including three volunteer firefighters.
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  • A volunteer firefighter rests at the Rural Fire Service (RFS) station in Shannons Flat, Australia, Jan. 12, 2020.
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  • An injured kangaroo with a joey in its pouch, limps through burnt bushland in Cobargo, Australia, Jan. 9, 2020.
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  • Burned land and thick smoke over Kangaroo Island, Australia, Jan.9, 2020.
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  • Volunteer Firefighter Anika Craney rummages through the burnt out remains of her home in Verona on Jan. 9, 2020.
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  • Adelaide wildlife rescuer Simon Adamczyk carries an injured koala rescued from a burning forest near Cape Borda on Kangaroo Island, southwest of Adelaide, Jan. 7, 2020.
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  • A car travels on a road through thick smoke from bush fires in Bemboka, in Australia's New South Wales state, Jan. 5, 2020.
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  • Jesse Collins organizes donations while speaking about how hard getting water has been, as bush fires continue in New South Wales, at the evacuation center in Cobargo, Australia, Jan. 5, 2020.
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  • Thick plumes of smoke rise from bushfires at the coast of East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, Jan. 4, 2020.
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  • Firefighters tackle a bushfire in thick smoke in the town of Moruya, south of Batemans Bay, in New South Wales, Australia, on Jan. 4, 2020.
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  • Residents look on as flames burn through bush on Jan. 4, 2020 in Lake Tabourie, Australia.
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  • Residents take a dip to cool down at Lake Jindabyne, under a red sky due to smoke from bushfires, in the town of Jindabyne in New South Wales, Australia, Jan. 4, 2020.
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  • People are evacuated from Mallacoota, Victoria state by a military landing craft to an awaiting ship offshore, by the Australian Navy from the fire-ringed southeast, Jan. 3, 2020.
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  • Evacuees walk to the beach to board vessels and be ferried out by the Australian Navy in Mallacoota, Jan. 3, 2020.
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  • Boats are pulled ashore as smoke and wildfires rage across Lake Conjola, Jan. 2, 2020. Thousands of tourists fled Australia's wildfire-ravaged eastern coast ahead of worsening conditions as the military started to evacuate people trapped on the shore further south.
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  • Kangaroos graze in a field as smoke shrouds the Australian capital of Canberra, Australia, Jan. 1, 2020. Australia deployed military ships and aircraft to help communities ravaged by apocalyptic wildfires that destroyed homes and sent thousands of residents and holidaymakers fleeing to the shoreline.
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  • Press photographer Matt Roberts reacts to seeing his sister's house destroyed by a bushfire in Quaama, New South Wales, Australia, Jan. 1, 2020.
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  • A kangaroo rushes past a burning house in Lake Conjola, Dec. 31 2019.
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  • Tourists in Lake Conjola, a popular holiday destination in Australia, take refuge on a beach from wildfires, Dec. 31, 2019.
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  • People escape bush fires by boat near Mallcoota, in the Australian state of New South Wales, Dec. 31, 2019. Thousands of visitors and locals were forced to flee to beaches in fire-ravaged southeast Australia as blazes ripped through popular tourist areas leaving no escape by land.
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  • The remains of burnt out buildings along main street in the New South Wales town of Cobargo on Dec. 31, 2019, after bushfires ravaged the town.
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  • Firefighters hose down trees as they battle against bush fires around the town of Nowra, Australia, Dec. 31, 2019. Thousands of tourists and locals were forced to flee to beaches as blazes ripped through popular tourist areas.
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  • The afternoon sky glows orange from bush fires around Nowra, Australia, Dec. 31, 2019.
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  • A fence post burns on a residential property as bush fires hit the area around Nowra, Australia, Dec. 31, 2019.
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  • Scared horses try to move away from nearby bush fires at a residential property near the town of Nowra, Australia, Dec. 31, 2019.
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  • Wildfires rage under plumes of smoke in Bairnsdale, Australia, Dec. 30, 2019.
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  • Victoria's Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) helicopter dumps water on a fire in East Gippsland, Dec. 29, 2019. Tourists and firefighters were forced to flee vast fires burning in southeastern Australia as a heat wave re-kindled devastating bush blazes across the country.
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  • Two bush fires approach a home located on the outskirts of Bargo, Dec. 21, 2019, near Sydney, Australia. A catastrophic fire danger warning has been issued for the greater Sydney region, the Illawarra and southern ranges as hot, windy conditions continue to hamper firefighting efforts across New South Wales.
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  • NSW Rural Fire Service crews fight the Gospers Mountain Fire as it burns property at Bilpin, in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, New South Wales (NSW), Australia, Dec. 21, 2019.
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  • The Gospers Mountain Fire burns on property in Bilpin, Australia, in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney, Dec. 21, 2019. According to media reports, conditions are expected to worsen across much of the state as temperatures rise.
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  • A helicopter drops water onto a large bushfire in Bargo, southwest of Sydney, Dec. 19, 2019. A state of emergency was declared in Australia's most populated region as an unprecedented heat wave fanned out-of-control bushfires, destroying homes and smothering huge areas with a toxic smoke.
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  • A large tree catches fire as a bush fire burns near homes on the outskirts of the town of Bilpin, Dec. 19, 2019, near Sydney, Australia.
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  • A fire burns on a property in Buxton, New South Wales, Dec. 19, 2019. High temperatures and strong winds are fanning a number of fires around Sydney.
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  • A home on Hassall Road burns from the Green Wattle Creek Fire in Buxton, Dec. 19, 2019, west of Sydney, Australia. A number of surrounding communities are threatened by the growing bush fires plaguing the area.
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  • Fire and Rescue personnel run to move their truck as a bush fire burns next to a major road and homes on the outskirts of the town of Bilpin, Dec. 19, 2019, near Sydney, Australia. New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian has declared a state of emergency for the next seven days with ongoing dangerous fire conditions and almost 100 bush fires burning across the state. It's the second state of emergency declared in NSW since the start of the bush fire season.
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  • A helicopter drops fire retardent to protect a property in Balmoral, Australia, Dec. 19, 2019. A record heat wave fanned unprecedented bush fires leading to a state of emergency being declared in the area.
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  • Smoke from a bush fire approaches the Old Hume Highway near Tahmoor, New South Wales, Australia, Dec. 19, 2019. Soaring temperatures and northwesterly winds are fanning a number of fires around Sydney
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  • Smoke from bush fires rises into the air near Sydney, Australia, Dec. 19, 2019.
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  • A smoke haze from bush fires in New South Wales blankets Sydney Harbor, Dec. 19, 2019.
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  • Liam Hatcher of the New South Wales stands in the outfield as bushfire haze covers the pitch during a cricket match between New South Wales and Queensland in Sydney, Dec. 10, 2019.
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  • Sheila Bailey, Judy Brady and Clinical Director Cheyne Flanagan tend to a koala named Paul from Lake Innes Nature Reserve as he recovers from burns at The Port Macquarie Koala Hospital on Nov. 29, 2019, in Port Macquarie, Australia.
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