[Ryazan, August 7. In this photo taken on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, a newly married couple celebrate their wedding despite the deep layer of smog from wildfires covering the ancient Russian city of Ryazan.]
Nearly 600 separate blazes were burning nationwide Saturday, mainly across western Russia, according to the Emergencies Ministry, which said that the area affected had increased over the past 24 hours. Hundreds of forest and peat bog fires have ignited amid the country's most intense heat wave in 130 years of record-keeping. Image via AP.