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In pictures: wildfires devastate Greek region

Wildfires in Greece's Attica region have killed nearly 50 people.Most of the victims were trapped in the village of Mati, 40km (25 miles) north-east of Athens, and died either in their homes or their cars. This village in the Rafina region is popular with tourists.
In pictures: wildfires devastate Greek region

Smoke rises over a motorway in Neo Voutsa, a suburb of Athens
In pictures: wildfires devastate Greek region

The sky turned orange as smoke spread over the beach town of Kineta in west Attica
In pictures: wildfires devastate Greek region

A firefighting helicopter flies over the town of Rafina on Attica's eastern coast, where fires are a recurring problem in the summer
In pictures: wildfires devastate Greek region

Prime Minister Tsipras has declared a state of emergency in Attica
In pictures: wildfires devastate Greek region

The government has asked other EU countries for helicopters and additional firefighters
In pictures: wildfires devastate Greek region

The fire was particularly deadly in Mati, where 26 bodies were found just 15m (50ft) from the sea
In pictures: wildfires devastate Greek region

Emergency workers used boats and helicopters to evacuate residents and tourists stranded along the coast
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