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Visitors admire…

Visitors to Corfu admire a sunset this week. Forecasts of a heat wave over the next few days are expected to boost the number of people leaving Greek cities for the August 15 holiday. In Athens, where temperatures will inch up into the the high 30s, volunteers will be handing out refreshments to the homeless, according to a City of Athens announcement. Meanwhile, ports and airports have reported a significant increase in traffic over the past few days, though ferry operators said that bookings in July were down 6.5 percent compared to 2009.