Forest

Former bargeman Viktor reads the Bible while wearing a hat he made for this purpose, outside his wooden hut located in a forest south of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk...Former bargeman Viktor, 57, who refused to give his family name, reads the Bible while wearing a hat he made for this purpose, outside his wooden hut located in a forest some 55 km (34 miles) south of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, October 17, 2013. A decade ago, Viktor decided to lead the life of a hermit, and settled in this secluded forest area hidden from civilisation. He reads the Bible, and survives mainly on fish, berries, mushrooms and other food he can find.

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Former bargeman Viktor, 57, reads the Bible while wearing a hat he made for this purpose, outside his wooden hut located in a forest 34 miles south of Russia’s Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. A decade ago, Viktor decided to lead the life of a hermit and settled in the secluded forest. He reads the Bible, and survives mainly on fish, berries and mushrooms.

Members of Civil Defense and forest Brigade of Riveira work at the site of a wildfire in Riveira, near La Coruna on August 28, 2013.

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Civil defence and forest brigade members at the site of a wildfire in Riveira, northwest Spain, on Wednesday.

A woman reacts after a wildfire in Paredes near Oliveira de Frades, central Portugal, on August 27, 2013.

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Firefighters and local residents struggle on Tuesday to tackle raging wildfires that have consumed large swathes of forest in Portugal and Spain and cost the lives of four emergency workers.

A local resident gestures to a military helicopter dropping water over a burning forest in Varibobi, a northwestern suburb of Athens

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A local resident shows his support as a military helicopter drops water over a burning forest in Varibobi, a northwestern suburb of Athens, Greece on Tuesday.

Forest fire at Moimenta da Beira...epa03810708 Firemen are silhouetted against the flames as they fight a forest fire at Moimenta da Beira, Portugal, 02 August 2013. Media reports citing a spokesman for the National Fire Coordination Center state that more that 200,000 hectares of forest have been burnt by wildfires in this year following months of severe drought. According to the media reports there has been already several casualties by the wildfires.  EPA/NUNO ANDRE FERREIRA

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Firemen are silhouetted against the flames as they fight a forest fire at Moimenta da Beira, Portugal. Media reports citing a spokesman for the National Fire Coordination Centre state that more that 200,000 hectares of forest have been burnt by wildfires this year after months of severe drought. According to the media reports there has already been several casualties of the fires. Read more

Firefighters Attempt To Extinguish Forest Fires...SUMATRA ISLAND, INDONESIA - JUNE 27:  A woman walks trough haze as a forrest fire burns bushes and fields June 27, 2013 in Siak Regency, Riau Province, Indonesia. The fires on Sumatra have caused record smog in Malaysia and Singapore. Sumatra has stepped up efforts to fight the fires to relieve the conditions. Eight farmers have been arrested for setting the fires on Sumatra Island.  (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

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A woman walks through haze as a forest fire burns bushes in Siak Regency, Riau Province, Indonesia on Thursday. The fires in Sumatra have caused record smog in Malaysia and Singapore. Sumatra has stepped up efforts to fight the fires to relieve the conditions. Eight farmers have been arrested for starting the fires. Read more