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Eco-photos of the week: May 9-15

By: Catie Leary on May 14, 2010, 6:06 a.m.
Smokey skies in Sydney

Photo: ZUMA Press

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Smoky skies in Sydney

A heavy haze partially shrouds the sun setting on the skyline in Sydney on May 11 after westerly winds blew the smoke from a fuel reduction burnoff in the Blue Mountains. The Rural Fire Service said it was assisting the National Parks and Wildlife Service with burnoffs in the lower Blue Mountains. While the fires are under control, the burn is producing large amounts of smoke.