Firefighters combat big fire in NE China

Updated: 2010-06-29 09:59
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Firefighters combat big fire in NE China
Firefighters work to extinguish a forest fire in China's far Northeast Greater Hinggan Mountains on June 28, 2010. Local authorities have dispatched over nearly 9,000 firefighters to combat the blaze. Since June 26, three fires have broken out, scattered through Heilongjiang and Inner Mongolia. [Photo/Xinhua]

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