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Multiple forest fires hit Portugal

A helicopter fights fire that started close to Bairro da Milharada near Odivelas, Portugal on July 18 2012.
A helicopter fights fire that started close to Bairro da Milharada near Odivelas, Portugal on July 18 2012.Antonio Cotrim / EPA

A fireman fights fire that started at Moleanos near the city of Alcobaca, Portugal, on July 18, 2012.
A fireman fights fire that started at Moleanos near the city of Alcobaca, Portugal, on July 18, 2012.Carlos Barroso / EPA

Flames move towards houses in Funchal, on the Portuguese island of Madeira July 18, 2012. More than 1000 firefighters are trying to extinguish forest fires after temperatures rose up to 104 degrees Fahrenheit in several areas of the country.
Flames move towards houses in Funchal, on the Portuguese island of Madeira July 18, 2012. More than 1000 firefighters are trying to extinguish forest fires after temperatures rose up to 104 degrees Fahrenheit in several areas of the country.Duarte Sa / Reuters

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