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In pictures: France battles 'monster' wildfire

Firefighters work to extinguish a wildfire near Hostens, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, in this handout photograph released on August 12, 2022.  Courtesy SDIS 33/Handout via REUTERS

Firefighters work to extinguish a wildfire near Hostens, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, in this handout photograph released on August 12, 2022.  Courtesy SDIS 33/Handout via REUTERS

Firefighters work to extinguish a wildfire near Hostens, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, in this handout photograph released on August 12, 2022.  Courtesy SDIS 33/Handout via REUTERS
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Firefighters work to contain a fire in Hostens, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 12. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Firefighters work to contain a fire in Hostens, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 12. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Firefighters work to contain a fire in Hostens, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 12. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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A wildfire burns near Hostens, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, in this handout photograph released on August 12.  Courtesy SDIS 33/Handout via REUTERS

A wildfire burns near Hostens, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, in this handout photograph released on August 12.  Courtesy SDIS 33/Handout via REUTERS

A wildfire burns near Hostens, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, in this handout photograph released on August 12.  Courtesy SDIS 33/Handout via REUTERS
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A fawn tries to escape the fire in Belin-Beliet as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 12. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A fawn tries to escape the fire in Belin-Beliet as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 12. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A fawn tries to escape the fire in Belin-Beliet as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 12. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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A firefighting aircraft drops flame retardant to extinguish a wildfire near Hostens, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, in this handout photograph released on August 12.  Courtesy SDIS 33/Handout via REUTERS

A firefighting aircraft drops flame retardant to extinguish a wildfire near Hostens, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, in this handout photograph released on August 12.  Courtesy SDIS 33/Handout via REUTERS

A firefighting aircraft drops flame retardant to extinguish a wildfire near Hostens, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, in this handout photograph released on August 12.  Courtesy SDIS 33/Handout via REUTERS
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Firefighters embrace as they work to contain a fire in Saint-Magne, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 11. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Firefighters embrace as they work to contain a fire in Saint-Magne, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 11. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Firefighters embrace as they work to contain a fire in Saint-Magne, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 11. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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A view shows burning trees, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 11. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A view shows burning trees, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 11. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A view shows burning trees, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 11. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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A firefighting helicopter fills its bucket with water from a pond in Saint-Magne, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 11. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A firefighting helicopter fills its bucket with water from a pond in Saint-Magne, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 11. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A firefighting helicopter fills its bucket with water from a pond in Saint-Magne, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 11. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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A firefighting truck works to contain a fire in Saint-Magne, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 11. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A firefighting truck works to contain a fire in Saint-Magne, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 11. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A firefighting truck works to contain a fire in Saint-Magne, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 11. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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A view shows burning trees, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 11. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A view shows burning trees, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 11. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A view shows burning trees, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 11. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Firefighters work to contain a fire in Belin-Beliet, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 10. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Firefighters work to contain a fire in Belin-Beliet, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 10. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Firefighters work to contain a fire in Belin-Beliet, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 10. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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A view shows trees and vegetation burnt by a major fire in Hostens, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 11. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A view shows trees and vegetation burnt by a major fire in Hostens, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 11. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A view shows trees and vegetation burnt by a major fire in Hostens, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 11. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Flames engulf trees during a fire in Hostens, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, in this screen grab taken from a handout video August 9. Sdis33 via Facebook/ Handout via REUTERS

Flames engulf trees during a fire in Hostens, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, in this screen grab taken from a handout video August 9. Sdis33 via Facebook/ Handout via REUTERS

Flames engulf trees during a fire in Hostens, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, in this screen grab taken from a handout video August 9. Sdis33 via Facebook/ Handout via REUTERS
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Firefighters work to contain a fire in Belin-Beliet, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 11. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Firefighters work to contain a fire in Belin-Beliet, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 11. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Firefighters work to contain a fire in Belin-Beliet, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 11. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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A firefighting plane drops flame retardant to extinguish a fire in Belin-Beliet, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 10. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A firefighting plane drops flame retardant to extinguish a fire in Belin-Beliet, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 10. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A firefighting plane drops flame retardant to extinguish a fire in Belin-Beliet, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 10. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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A view of a tractor destroyed by fire in Belin-Beliet, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 11. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A view of a tractor destroyed by fire in Belin-Beliet, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 11. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A view of a tractor destroyed by fire in Belin-Beliet, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 11. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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A firefighter rests after working on extinguishing a fire near Hostens, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 11. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A firefighter rests after working on extinguishing a fire near Hostens, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 11. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A firefighter rests after working on extinguishing a fire near Hostens, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 11. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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A view shows a stove inside a house destroyed by fire in Belin-Beliet, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 11. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A view shows a stove inside a house destroyed by fire in Belin-Beliet, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 11. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A view shows a stove inside a house destroyed by fire in Belin-Beliet, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 11. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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A view of a house and a car destroyed by fire in Belin-Beliet, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 11. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A view of a house and a car destroyed by fire in Belin-Beliet, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 11. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A view of a house and a car destroyed by fire in Belin-Beliet, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 11. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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A view shows trees and vegetation burnt by a major fire in Hostens, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 11. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A view shows trees and vegetation burnt by a major fire in Hostens, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 11. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A view shows trees and vegetation burnt by a major fire in Hostens, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 11. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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General view of smoke rising in Hostens, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of France August 9. FDNG/Handout

General view of smoke rising in Hostens, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of France August 9. FDNG/Handout

General view of smoke rising in Hostens, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of France August 9. FDNG/Handout
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Firefighters work to contain a fire in Belin-Beliet, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 10. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Firefighters work to contain a fire in Belin-Beliet, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 10. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Firefighters work to contain a fire in Belin-Beliet, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 10. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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A view of a house destroyed by fire in Belin-Beliet, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 11. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A view of a house destroyed by fire in Belin-Beliet, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 11. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A view of a house destroyed by fire in Belin-Beliet, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 11. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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General view of smoke rising in Hostens, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of France August 9. FDNG/Handout

General view of smoke rising in Hostens, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of France August 9. FDNG/Handout

General view of smoke rising in Hostens, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of France August 9. FDNG/Handout
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A view of a house and a car destroyed by fire in Belin-Beliet, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 11, 2022. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A view of a house and a car destroyed by fire in Belin-Beliet, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 11, 2022. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

A view of a house and a car destroyed by fire in Belin-Beliet, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 11, 2022. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Firefighters work to contain a fire in Belin-Beliet, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 10. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Firefighters work to contain a fire in Belin-Beliet, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 10. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Firefighters work to contain a fire in Belin-Beliet, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 10. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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General view of smoke and flames from the fire in Belin-Beliet, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 10. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

General view of smoke and flames from the fire in Belin-Beliet, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 10. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

General view of smoke and flames from the fire in Belin-Beliet, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 10. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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General view of smoke and flames from the fire in Belin-Beliet, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 10. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

General view of smoke and flames from the fire in Belin-Beliet, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 10. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

General view of smoke and flames from the fire in Belin-Beliet, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 10. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Flames engulf trees during a fire in Hostens, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, in this screen grab taken from a handout video August 9. Sdis33 via Facebook/ Handout via REUTERS

Flames engulf trees during a fire in Hostens, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, in this screen grab taken from a handout video August 9. Sdis33 via Facebook/ Handout via REUTERS

Flames engulf trees during a fire in Hostens, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, in this screen grab taken from a handout video August 9. Sdis33 via Facebook/ Handout via REUTERS
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Firefighters work to contain a fire in Belin-Beliet, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 10. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Firefighters work to contain a fire in Belin-Beliet, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 10. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Firefighters work to contain a fire in Belin-Beliet, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 10. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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