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A plume of smoke from the Waldo Canyon wildfire rises behind homes west of Colorado Springs, Colo., Wednesday, June 27, 2012. A large number of homes were destroyed by the fire Tuesday night in subdivisions west of Colorado Springs. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski) <span class=meta>(AP Photo/ Ed Andrieski)</span>
June 30, 2012 5:38:19 AM PDT