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OUTER SPACE: SATELLITE TAKES PICTURES OF INDONESIAN FOREST FIRES

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The environmental catastrophe caused by the continuing fires in the Indonesian forest can be seen in pictures taken from a NASA satellite which were released on Monday.

The fires, which have caused a smog that has covered much of South East Asia for the last few weeks, can be seen from space.

The unprecedented fires in Indonesia have produced a cloud of smog that has affected much of South East Asia.

As well as Indonesia, neighbouring countries such as Singapore and Malaysia have particularly suffered.

Efforts to extinguish the fires have been unsuccessful, leading many to hope for the monsoon season to offer some respite.

But weather experts warn that torrential downpours could add further to the peoples' woes.

Indonesian forestry, agriculture and health ministers are due to hold a hold news conference Tuesday to provide latest details of their efforts to stop the fires spreading.


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