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NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 05, 2010
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(Ryazan, Russia: Jim Maceda) The deadly wildfires in Russia triggered by the extreme heat and drought featured; scenes shown of flames, soldiers helping firefighters, a ruined town, smog in Moscow; details given of the response of President Dmitri Medvedev†† and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s ban on grain exports. [Forestry engineer Nadezhda LVOVNA† {thru translator} – explains what they’re doing.] [European Medical Center, Moscow Dr. Maxim MASKIN†- comments on respiratory problems from the pollution.]

Holt, Lester;
Maceda, Jim

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