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Plumes and Clouds of Smoke in Russia

54.5N 84.9E

June 29th, 2012 Category: Fires

Russia – June 26th, 2012

Hundreds of wildfires continue to burn across Russia, as can be observed in this image of the part of the country north of the border with Kazakhstan and Mongolia. In the upper part of the image, plumes of smoke from multiple blazes blow towards the south, while a cloud of smoke south of them stretches across the image from east to west. According to the environmental group Greenpeace, more land in Russia has burned this year than in 2010, a year in which intense wildfires affected western Russia.

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