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A lumberjack hands…

A lumberjack hands nails to a colleague during work taking place on Mount Parnitha, north of Athens, yesterday. Workers are chopping down burnt trees in order to construct barricades to prevent flooding which could hit Athens after a large part of the national park forest on Mount Parnitha was destroyed by fire earlier this summer. Experts have said that the anti-flood measures need to be completed as soon as possible before the first rains hit the Attica region. The fire that burnt some 4,200 hectares of the mountain at the end of June has also raised concerns about the environmental impact the lost forest will have on the capital, home to some 4 million people.