Chile battles deadly wildfires

Firefighters work in an area of the Torres del Paine national park in Torres del Paine, Chile, Sunday Jan. 1, 2012. Firefighters are making progress against a major blaze that has burned at least 48 square miles (12,500 hectares) in one of Chile's most spectacular national parks. The Israeli tourist accused of setting the fire denied guilt. (AP Photo)

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Chile's government said Jan. 6 that many of the wildfires burning out of control in Patagonia were set intentionally, and blamed a Mapuche Indian group that has long struggled to regain its ancestral lands for starting the blaze that killed seven firefighters.

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