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Thick Smoke Over Central Russia

58.4N 87.9E

July 21st, 2012 Category: Fires

Russia – July 18th, 2012

Smoke continues to hang over the air in central Russia due to the hundreds of wildfires burning across the country. Despite the thick cloud of smoke, a few individual fires can be discerned here, just above the center of the image. More land in Russia has burned in the first six to seven months of this year than in all of 2010, which was a very harsh year of wildfires in the country.

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