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Tourists Flee the Beach as Fires Rage in French Riviera
Authorities ordered the evacuation of 10,000 people as fires hopscotched around the Riviera for a third day Wednesday.
Tourists leave the beach with their belongings as a fire burns in a forest behind them in Bormes-les-Mimosas, southeastern France, on July 26, 2017.
France's Mediterranean coast is particularly vulnerable to fires, with its massive back-country forests, often dry in the summer, and Mistral winds blowing across the sea to fan flames.
Evacuated people taking refuge on the beach watch the fire burning in Bormes-les-Mimosas at sunrise on July 26.