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PHOTOS: A Scene From A Greek Wildfire

A Roma boy stands at a burnt Roma encampment, where the fire broke out in the industrial zone of Athens on Wednesday.
Angelos Tzortzinis
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A Roma boy stands at a burnt Roma encampment, where the fire broke out in the industrial zone of Athens on Wednesday.

We were stunned by the photographs coming out of a wildfire near Athens today. They were taken by Angelos Tzortzinis after a fire that burned inside an air force base.

The AP moved a story about it, earlier today. But Tzortzinis found that the fire had also affected an encampment of Romas and took these haunting images for the Agence France Presse:

The fire broke out in the industrial zone of Athens in the early afternoon, threatening the Hellenic Airforce base and a Roma encampment.
Angelos Tzortzinis / AFP/Getty Images
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AFP/Getty Images
The fire broke out in the industrial zone of Athens in the early afternoon, threatening the Hellenic Airforce base and a Roma encampment.

The AP reports that a 28-year-old firefighter died fighting the blaze.

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Eyder Peralta is NPR's East Africa correspondent based in Nairobi, Kenya.

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