Colorado wildfire scar seen from space

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Members of Bighorn 209, a hand crew from the Crow Agency in Montana check for hot spots on the Waldo Canyon Fire west of Colorado Springs, Colo., Friday, June 29, 2012. After declaring a "major disaster" in the state early Friday and promising federal aid, President Barack Obama got a firsthand view of the wildfires and their toll on residential communities. More than 30,000 people have been evacuated in what is now the most destructive wildfire in state history. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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Colorado's devastating Waldo Canyon Fire has left a massive scar on the Earth that is visible from space. A false-color image captured by a satellite on July 4 shows the blackened scar covering the mountainous terrain west of Colorado Springs, where the fire continues to burn.

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