Associated Press
This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo shows the almost dried out Bistrica river in western Kosovo town of Prizren. Fires are raging, rivers are reduced to a trickle, crops are dry, wells are empty and hydropower plants are shutting down production. After the harshest winter in decades, the Balkans is now facing its worse drought in 40 years. The record-setting temperatures, which scientists say is a result of global warming, have devastated food and electricity production in the southeastern region of Europe, which is already suffering under a deep economic crisis. ( AP Photo / Visar Kryeziu )

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