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Wildfires Near New South Wales Coast, Australia – January 10th, 2013

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January 10th, 2013 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Australia – January 9th, 2013

Hundreds of wildfires raged across southern Australia this week as the country suffered from its hottest days on record. Temperatures reached an all-time high on Monday, hitting a a nationwide average of 40.33 degrees Celsius (104.59 degrees Fahrenheit). The heat, dry conditions and strong winds have created perfect conditions for wildfires. Here, several blazes can be seen near the coast of New South Wales (click here for other images), although Tasmania and Victoria are also being affected.

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