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Central Russia Obscured by Thick Cloud of Smoke

52.9N 85.1E

August 1st, 2012 Category: Fires

Russia – July 30th, 2012

Hundreds of wildfires continue to burn across central and far eastern Russia in late July, 2012. The fires are burning through thousands of hectares of boreal forest. Here, a thick cloud of smoke pours across central Russia, also reaching southwards toward Kazakhstan. The smoky haze completely obscures the Russian terrain below it.

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