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This community near Caia was slowly flooded by the rising Zambezi river.
|Nyiragongo, Africa, 2002|
Villagers fighting a grass savanna fire approaching a forest.
|Goma, Kongo, 2002|
|South Africa, 2000|
The fires which started in the Cape region on the weekend of 16 January 2000 (see country report on Current & Archived Significant Global Fire Events) burned in the Fynbos vegetation, embedded exotic pine plantations and viticulture areas. The total area of Fynbos in the mountain catchment areas in the Western Cape Province cover ca. 800,000 ha.
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