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Australia's charred landscape

Firefighters spray water on a smoldering tree left in the wake of a bushfire near Bumbalong, New South Wales, Australia, February 2, 2020. Australia's prolonged bushfire season has killed 33 people and an estimated 1 billion native animals since September. About 2,500 homes have been destroyed and more than 45,175 square miles (11.7 million hectares) of tinder-dry bushland have been razed. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Firefighters spray water on a smoldering tree left in the wake of a bushfire near Bumbalong, New South Wales, Australia, February 2, 2020. Australia's prolonged bushfire season has killed 33 people and an estimated 1 billion native animals since...more

Firefighters spray water on a smoldering tree left in the wake of a bushfire near Bumbalong, New South Wales, Australia, February 2, 2020. Australia's prolonged bushfire season has killed 33 people and an estimated 1 billion native animals since September. About 2,500 homes have been destroyed and more than 45,175 square miles (11.7 million hectares) of tinder-dry bushland have been razed. REUTERS/Loren Elliott
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A helicopter carries out an aerial firefighting operation as bushfires burn near Bumbalong, New South Wales, Australia, February 2. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

A helicopter carries out an aerial firefighting operation as bushfires burn near Bumbalong, New South Wales, Australia, February 2. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

A helicopter carries out an aerial firefighting operation as bushfires burn near Bumbalong, New South Wales, Australia, February 2. REUTERS/Loren Elliott
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Firefighters spray water on smouldering patches left in the wake of a bushfire near Bumbalong, New South Wales, Australia, February 2. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Firefighters spray water on smouldering patches left in the wake of a bushfire near Bumbalong, New South Wales, Australia, February 2. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Firefighters spray water on smouldering patches left in the wake of a bushfire near Bumbalong, New South Wales, Australia, February 2. REUTERS/Loren Elliott
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A charred landscape left in the wake of a recent bushfire is seen near Bumbalong, New South Wales, Australia, February 2. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

A charred landscape left in the wake of a recent bushfire is seen near Bumbalong, New South Wales, Australia, February 2. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

A charred landscape left in the wake of a recent bushfire is seen near Bumbalong, New South Wales, Australia, February 2. REUTERS/Loren Elliott
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Cars that were burnt in the bushfires stand in the town of Cobargo, Australia, January 12.  REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Cars that were burnt in the bushfires stand in the town of Cobargo, Australia, January 12. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Cars that were burnt in the bushfires stand in the town of Cobargo, Australia, January 12. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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A burnt train wagon is seen next to the post office in the town of Cobargo, January 12. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A burnt train wagon is seen next to the post office in the town of Cobargo, January 12. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A burnt train wagon is seen next to the post office in the town of Cobargo, January 12. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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A barbed-wire fence, burnt in the bushfires, stands on a farm in the town of Cobargo, January 13. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A barbed-wire fence, burnt in the bushfires, stands on a farm in the town of Cobargo, January 13. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A barbed-wire fence, burnt in the bushfires, stands on a farm in the town of Cobargo, January 13. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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A burned car stands amid dead trees after a wildfire destroyed the Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat in Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, January 23. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A burned car stands amid dead trees after a wildfire destroyed the Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat in Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, January 23. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A burned car stands amid dead trees after a wildfire destroyed the Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat in Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, January 23. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A destroyed building is seen at the Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat after a wildfire raged through the property in Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, January 23. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A destroyed building is seen at the Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat after a wildfire raged through the property in Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, January 23. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A destroyed building is seen at the Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat after a wildfire raged through the property in Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, January 23. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A burned car stands amid dead trees after a wildfire destroyed the Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat in Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, January 23. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A burned car stands amid dead trees after a wildfire destroyed the Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat in Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, January 23. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A burned car stands amid dead trees after a wildfire destroyed the Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat in Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, January 23. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A piece of burnt wood seen in Kangaroo Valley, Australia, January 23. REUTERS/Angie Teo

A piece of burnt wood seen in Kangaroo Valley, Australia, January 23. REUTERS/Angie Teo

A piece of burnt wood seen in Kangaroo Valley, Australia, January 23. REUTERS/Angie Teo
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A fallen tree rests on a burned car after a wildfire destroyed the Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat in Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, January 23. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A fallen tree rests on a burned car after a wildfire destroyed the Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat in Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, January 23. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A fallen tree rests on a burned car after a wildfire destroyed the Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat in Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, January 23. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Dead trees mark the scorched landscape surrounding the Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat after a wildfire in Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, January 23. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Dead trees mark the scorched landscape surrounding the Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat after a wildfire in Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, January 23. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Dead trees mark the scorched landscape surrounding the Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat after a wildfire in Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, January 23. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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The remains of a mattress, a bedside table, a ventilator and a radiator that used to be inside a guest tent are scattered on the scorched ground at the Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat after a wildfire in Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, January 23. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

The remains of a mattress, a bedside table, a ventilator and a radiator that used to be inside a guest tent are scattered on the scorched ground at the Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat after a wildfire in Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, January 23....more

The remains of a mattress, a bedside table, a ventilator and a radiator that used to be inside a guest tent are scattered on the scorched ground at the Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat after a wildfire in Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, January 23. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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The peloton is seen in a bushfire-damaged area in the Adelaide Hills during stage two of the Tour Down Under from Woodside to Stirling in South Australia, January 22.      AAP Image/David Mariuz/via REUTERS

The peloton is seen in a bushfire-damaged area in the Adelaide Hills during stage two of the Tour Down Under from Woodside to Stirling in South Australia, January 22. AAP Image/David Mariuz/via REUTERS

The peloton is seen in a bushfire-damaged area in the Adelaide Hills during stage two of the Tour Down Under from Woodside to Stirling in South Australia, January 22. AAP Image/David Mariuz/via REUTERS
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John Creighton, the founder of Wombat Care Bundanoon, looks for traces of wombats in a burrow in a burned-out forest outside the town of Bundanoon in New South Wales, January 22. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

John Creighton, the founder of Wombat Care Bundanoon, looks for traces of wombats in a burrow in a burned-out forest outside the town of Bundanoon in New South Wales, January 22. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

John Creighton, the founder of Wombat Care Bundanoon, looks for traces of wombats in a burrow in a burned-out forest outside the town of Bundanoon in New South Wales, January 22. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A charred hillside, burnt during the recent bushfires, is pictured behind beachgoers in Malua Bay, New South Wales, January 22. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

A charred hillside, burnt during the recent bushfires, is pictured behind beachgoers in Malua Bay, New South Wales, January 22. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

A charred hillside, burnt during the recent bushfires, is pictured behind beachgoers in Malua Bay, New South Wales, January 22. REUTERS/Loren Elliott
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Sheep make their way in the fire grounds near Bega, News South Wales, January 8. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Sheep make their way in the fire grounds near Bega, News South Wales, January 8. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Sheep make their way in the fire grounds near Bega, News South Wales, January 8. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Alisha Stoneham returns to her property, where she and her partner were nearly caught in the flames before narrowly escaping, following the recent bushfires in Conjola Park, New South Wales, January 21. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Alisha Stoneham returns to her property, where she and her partner were nearly caught in the flames before narrowly escaping, following the recent bushfires in Conjola Park, New South Wales, January 21. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Alisha Stoneham returns to her property, where she and her partner were nearly caught in the flames before narrowly escaping, following the recent bushfires in Conjola Park, New South Wales, January 21. REUTERS/Loren Elliott
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A dead koala is seen after bushfires swept through on Kangaroo Island, southwest of Adelaide, January 7. AAP Image/David Mariuz/via REUTERS

A dead koala is seen after bushfires swept through on Kangaroo Island, southwest of Adelaide, January 7. AAP Image/David Mariuz/via REUTERS

A dead koala is seen after bushfires swept through on Kangaroo Island, southwest of Adelaide, January 7. AAP Image/David Mariuz/via REUTERS
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Australian surfer David Ford, 62, stands next to a burnt shed where he kept his vintage surfboard collection that was destroyed in the recent bushfires in Lake Conjola, January 15.  REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Australian surfer David Ford, 62, stands next to a burnt shed where he kept his vintage surfboard collection that was destroyed in the recent bushfires in Lake Conjola, January 15. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Australian surfer David Ford, 62, stands next to a burnt shed where he kept his vintage surfboard collection that was destroyed in the recent bushfires in Lake Conjola, January 15. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Black ash and fire debris is washed up on Boydtown Beach and the banks of the Nullica River in Eden, January 7.   REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy

Black ash and fire debris is washed up on Boydtown Beach and the banks of the Nullica River in Eden, January 7. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy

Black ash and fire debris is washed up on Boydtown Beach and the banks of the Nullica River in Eden, January 7. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy
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Destroyed cars are seen next to burnt bushland in the village of Mogo, January 8. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Destroyed cars are seen next to burnt bushland in the village of Mogo, January 8. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Destroyed cars are seen next to burnt bushland in the village of Mogo, January 8. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Grass shoots grow through the burnt ground of Cobargo resident Belinda Shea's destroyed home in Cobargo, January 6.   REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy

Grass shoots grow through the burnt ground of Cobargo resident Belinda Shea's destroyed home in Cobargo, January 6. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy

Grass shoots grow through the burnt ground of Cobargo resident Belinda Shea's destroyed home in Cobargo, January 6. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy
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A burnt tree is seen outside of Mallacoota, Victoria, January 10. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy

A burnt tree is seen outside of Mallacoota, Victoria, January 10. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy

A burnt tree is seen outside of Mallacoota, Victoria, January 10. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy
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A cordon tape with the word 'danger' is seen in front of a burnt down shop in the village of Mogo, January 8.  REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A cordon tape with the word 'danger' is seen in front of a burnt down shop in the village of Mogo, January 8. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A cordon tape with the word 'danger' is seen in front of a burnt down shop in the village of Mogo, January 8. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Burnt tree logs are seen in the fire-grounds near Batemans Bay, January 8. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Burnt tree logs are seen in the fire-grounds near Batemans Bay, January 8. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Burnt tree logs are seen in the fire-grounds near Batemans Bay, January 8. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Tim Salway, a fifth-generation dairy farmer who lost both his father and brother in the bushfires, stands in his farm in Wandella, near the town of Cobargo, New South Wales, Australia, January 13. Much of Salway's farm was destroyed by bushfires including storage facilities, fences and hundreds of cattle.          

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Tim Salway, a fifth-generation dairy farmer who lost both his father and brother in the bushfires, stands in his farm in Wandella, near the town of Cobargo, New South Wales, Australia, January 13. Much of Salway's farm was destroyed by bushfires...more

Tim Salway, a fifth-generation dairy farmer who lost both his father and brother in the bushfires, stands in his farm in Wandella, near the town of Cobargo, New South Wales, Australia, January 13. Much of Salway's farm was destroyed by bushfires including storage facilities, fences and hundreds of cattle. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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The burnt out remains of a house is seen from a bushfire in the Southern Highlands town of Wingello, January 6.    AAP Image/Mick Tsikas/via REUTERS

The burnt out remains of a house is seen from a bushfire in the Southern Highlands town of Wingello, January 6. AAP Image/Mick Tsikas/via REUTERS

The burnt out remains of a house is seen from a bushfire in the Southern Highlands town of Wingello, January 6. AAP Image/Mick Tsikas/via REUTERS
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The Abbot of Sunnataram Forest Monastery, Phra Mana, 56, prays in front of a Buddhist statue near a burnt forest in Bundanoon, January 21.   REUTERS/Angie Teo

The Abbot of Sunnataram Forest Monastery, Phra Mana, 56, prays in front of a Buddhist statue near a burnt forest in Bundanoon, January 21. REUTERS/Angie Teo

The Abbot of Sunnataram Forest Monastery, Phra Mana, 56, prays in front of a Buddhist statue near a burnt forest in Bundanoon, January 21. REUTERS/Angie Teo
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General view of the remains of a burnt-out property which was impacted in late December 2019, in Bruthen South, Victoria, January 4. AAP Image/James Ross via REUTERS

General view of the remains of a burnt-out property which was impacted in late December 2019, in Bruthen South, Victoria, January 4. AAP Image/James Ross via REUTERS

General view of the remains of a burnt-out property which was impacted in late December 2019, in Bruthen South, Victoria, January 4. AAP Image/James Ross via REUTERS
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