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Climate change: Europe had its hottest summer on record this year

Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heat waves

Firefighters battle a wildfire near Avila, Spain, on August 16.

Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heat waves

A helicopter drops water as a wildfire burns in the village of Navalmoral, Spain, on August 16.

Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heat waves

A man works to douse a fire in Montalto, Italy, on August 12.

Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heat waves

Forest fires rage on the Greek island of Euboea on August 11.

Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heat waves

This aerial photo shows a wildfire-affected area in Mugla, Turkey, on August 11.

Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heat waves

Remains of an 18th-century Orthodox church are seen on August 10, after a fire on the Greek island of Evia.

Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heat waves

Local youths and volunteers gather in a field and wait to support firefighters during a wildfire on August 9, close to the village of Kamatriades on the Greek island of Evia.

Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heat waves

People sleep in a car near the beach in Pefki village as wildfires rage on the island of Evia on August 8.

Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heat waves

A resident reacts as a wildfire approaches her house in the Greek village of Gouves, on the island of Evia, on August 8.

Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heat waves

A house in Pefkofito, Greece, is destroyed on August 7.

Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heat waves

A firefighter washes his face in the Milas area of Mugla, Turkey, on August 7.

Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heat waves

People are evacuated on a ferry as a wildfire burns in Limni, Greece, on August 6.

Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heat waves

A satellite photo shows smoke rising from fires on the island of Evia, Greece, on August 5.

Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heat waves

Firefighters try to extinguish a wildfire near the town of Olympia, Greece, on August 5.

Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heat waves

Residents react during a wildfire near Olympia on August 5.

Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heat waves

The grounds of a burnt hotel are seen in Lalas village, near Olympia, on August 5.

Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heat waves

People move belongings to safety as a forest fire rages in a wooded area north of Athens, Greece, on August 5.

Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heat waves

A wildfire approaches the Olympic Academy in Olympia, Greece, on August 4.

Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heat waves

The remnants of a destroyed house are seen in the Varibobi area of northern Athens on August 4.

Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heat waves

Onlookers view the smoke from the wildfires blanketing Athens’ Acropolis on August 4.

Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heat waves

A charred area of Mugla, Turkey, after a forest fire on August 3.

Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heat waves

Smoke and flames rise over the village of Limni on the Greek island of Evia.

Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heat waves

Firefighters work as a house burns in the Adames area of northern Athens on August 3.

Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heat waves

A woman pours water over a baby’s head at a fountain in Skopje, North Macedonia, as temperatures reached over 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) on August 2.

Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heat waves

A man leads sheep away from an advancing fire in Mugla, Turkey, on August 2.

Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heat waves

People watch an advancing fire that rages around the Cokertme village near Bodrum, Turkey, on August 2.

Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heat waves

Local residents watch as a Greek army helicopter collects water to tackle a wildfire near the village of Lambiri, Greece, on August 1.

Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heat waves

A handout photo from the Italian National Fire Brigade shows an aerial view of a fire in the Pineta Dannunziana reserve in Pescara, Italy, on August 1.

Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heat waves

A man surveys a fire at Le Capannine beach in the Sicilian town of Catania, Italy, on July 30.

Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heat waves

Firefighters battle a massive wildfire that engulfed a Mediterranean resort region on Turkey’s southern coast near the town of Manavgat on July 29.

Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heat waves

A firefighter talks to his colleague as they work to put out fires in Cuglieri, on the Italian island of Sardinia, on July 26.

Europe battles wildfires amid scorching heat waves

A firefighting helicopter passes in front of a cloud of smoke from a forest fire near Spathovouni village, southwest of Athens, Greece, on July 23.

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