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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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Australian authorities say the iconic Sydney New Year's Eve fireworks will go ahead, despite calls for them to be canceled for environmental concerns. Brendan Esposito /AP hide caption

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