Greek Tragedy

[Pikermi, Greece; August 24. Image via Getty]

A woman stands with a mask on her face amid thick smoke during a wildfire in Pikermi, a residential area east of Athens, on August 24, 2009. While there was a slight easing in weather conditions, hundreds of Greek and foreign fire fighters were still straining to contain blazes bearing down on the eastern outskirts of the capital which have already led to hundreds of homes being evacuated and the loss of some 15,000 hectares of pine forests. AFP PHOTO / Louisa Gouliamaki (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)