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In pictures: Russia's massive wildfires rage on

Images from Russia, where the army has been sent in to help tackle massive wildfires raging in Siberia (all photos here from Krasnoyarsk region).

Wildfire burns in Krasnoyarsk region, Russia. Photo: 1 August 2019 Image copyright EPA
Image caption The wildfires have now spread to about three million hectares (7.4 million acres) - an area roughly the size of Belgium
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A helicopter dumps water to extinguish wildfires in Krasnoyarsk region, Russia. Photo: 1 August 2019 Image copyright EPA
Image caption The Russian authorities have deployed 10 planes and 10 helicopters with firefighting equipment
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A serviceman from Russia's forest protection is parachuted from a plane in Krasnoyarsk region, Russia. Photo: 1 August 2019 Image copyright EPA
Image caption Some forest protection personnel have been parachuted to the most remote areas
A Russian serviceman tackles wildfires in Krasnoyarsk region, Russia. Photo: 1 August 2019 Image copyright EPA
Image caption Hundreds of firefighters and emergencies ministry personnel are tackling the fires on the ground
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Emergencies ministry officials tackle wildfires in Krasnoyarsk region, Russia. Photo: 1 August 2019 Image copyright EPA
Image caption They are trying to prevent the blazes from spreading to populated areas
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A burning tree in Krasnoyarsk region, Russia. Photo: 1 August 2019 Image copyright EPA
Image caption Greenpeace has described the situation in the affected regions as an "ecological catastrophe"
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Wildfires burn in the taiga, or boreal forest, in Krasnoyarsk region, Russia. Photo: 1 August 2019 Image copyright EPA
Image caption A state of emergency has been declared across the Irkutsk and Krasnoyarsk regions, two areas of the Republic of Buryatia and one area of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
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An emergencies ministry serviceman cuts a tree to localise a wildfire in Krasnoyarsk region, Russia. Photo: 1 August 2019 Image copyright EPA
Image caption But many Russians say the authorities are not doing enough, with more than 700,000 people signing a petition calling for tougher action

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