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May 13, 2016

Fort McMurray: Hard Pictures from the Alberta Wildfire

These are aftermath newswire photos of the Alberta wildfire we captured on our Twitter feed.  Whether the picture captures some essence of catastrophe and childhood, domesticity, suburbia or the nature of fate, each of them touches a chord.

A swing set with the swings burned away sits in a residential neighborhood destroyed by a wildfire on May 6, 2016 in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada Wildfires, which are still burning out of control, have forced the evacuation of more than 80,000 residents from the town. Scott Olson/Getty Images.

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