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In Photos: Disastrous Wildfires Sweep Siberia

As massive wildfires continue to engulf swathes of Siberia, environmentalists warn that the blazes could become the worst in Russia's history and exacerbate global climate change.

According to the Russian Federal Agency of Forestry, the total area of forest fires in Russia covered an area of 1.62 million hectares as of Monday. Siberia's wildfires in 2020 so far have burned an area larger than the size of Greece, Greenpeace Russia said.

A Greenpeace photographer managed to capture photos of the natural disaster in the Krasnoyarsk region last week:

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