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An air tanker operated by Canada-based Coulson Aviation drops fire retardant on the Morton Fire burning in bushland close to homes at Penrose, south of Sydney, earlier this month. Dan Himbrechts/AAP Image via Reuters hide caption

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Tourists, wearing face masks due to heavy smoke, take a selfie at Sydney Harbour on Dec. 19, 2019. As news of Australia's wildfires spreads around the world, fewer tourists are arriving in the country. Jenny Evans/Getty Images hide caption

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Australia's Massive Fires Threaten To Slow Decades-Long Economic Boom

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An injured koala is treated at the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Zoo on January 10 in Kangaroo Island, Australia. Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: We May Never Know The Toll Fires Have Taken On Australia's Wildlife

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A New South Wales Rural Fire Service large air tanker drops fire retardant on the Morton Fire burning in bushland close to homes at Penrose, south of Sydney, on Friday. Dan Himbrechts/AAP Image via Reuters hide caption

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Firefighters struggle to protect homes from the embers generated by bushfires near the town of Nowra in New South Wales, Australia. Saeed Khan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Australian Fires Prompt Questions About Protecting Houses From Embers

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