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Forest Fire Scorches Jerusalem Landscape

Image: A general view of Jerusalem looking down towards the the village of Ein Keren as a large fire burns in Jerusalem Forest, Israel, on June 25
A general view of Jerusalem looking down towards the the village of Ein Keren as a large fire burns in Jerusalem Forest, Israel, on June 25. JIM HOLLANDER / EPA

Planes dropped fire retardant to extinguish a fire burning in a forest in Jerusalem, Israel, on Wednesday, as 53 fire fighting crews and seven aircraft worked to control the blaze. Israeli police reported that the fire, which took several hours to bring under control, showed signs of arson.

Image: A plane drops fire retardant to extinguish fire burning in the forest in Jerusalem, Israel on June 25.
A plane drops fire retardant to extinguish fire burning in the forest in Jerusalem, Israel on Wednesday. Olivier Fitoussi / AP