The News In Photographs: Australian Wild Fires

A fire truck moves away from out of control flames from a bushfire in the Bunyip Sate Forest near the township of Tonimbuk, 125 kilometers (78 miles) west of Melbourne, Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009. Walls of flame roared across southeastern Australia, razing scores of homes, forests and farmland in the sunburned countrys worst wildfire disaster in a quarter century. (AP Photo)

A fire truck moves away from out of control flames from a bushfire in the Bunyip Sate Forest near the township of Tonimbuk, 125 kilometers (78 miles) west of Melbourne, Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009. Walls of flame roared across southeastern Australia, razing scores of homes, forests and farmland in the sunburned country's worst wildfire disaster in a quarter century. (AP Photo)

Yeah, if that’s not a “wall of flame,” I don’t know what is…

Burnt out trees outside Kinglake that were destroyed by fire are viewed from this aerial shot on February 8, 2009. (WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)

Burnt out trees outside Kinglake that were destroyed by fire are viewed from this aerial shot on February 8, 2009. (WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)

This pic would be beautiful if it weren’t the result of deadly fires.

Click the images for the spectacular full-size versions and the rest of the gallery at The Big Picture.

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