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Posted: August 5, 2014 at 3:21 a.m.

Home owners and emergency personnel prepare to evacuate a village threatened by the approaching forest fire near Sala, Central Sweden, on Monday Aug. 4, 2014. The fire has swept over a wide swathe of land for nearly a week, and firefighters predict it will burn for weeks to come. It is classified as the worst forest fire in Sweden's modern history. (AP Photo / Fredrik Sandberg) SWEDEN OUT

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