Latest photos of the devastating Australian bushfires

The Extinction Chronicles

Deadly bushfires are ravaging the Australian landscape, so far destroying 1,200 homes across New South Wales and Victoria.

A kangaroo rushes past a burning houseImage copyrightMATTHEW ABBOTT / NEW YORK TIMES / REDUX / EYEVINE
Image captionA kangaroo rushes past a burning house in Conjola on New Year’s Eve

This week the fires have razed at least 381 homes in New South Wales and 43 in Victoria, with at least 17 people missing.

The leader of NSW has declared a week-long state of emergency, starting this Friday.

Here are pictures from the past few days.

A firefighter hoses down trees and flying embersImage copyrightAFP
Image captionA firefighter hoses down trees and flying embers in an effort to save houses near the town of Nowra in New South Wales
Raging bushfiresImage copyrightAFP
Image captionFires rage near Bairnsdale in the East Gippsland region, Victoria
Burning embers cover the ground as firefighters battle against bushfiresImage copyrightAFP
Image captionBurning embers cover the ground as firefighters…

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