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BBC NEWS AMERICA Thousands in Sydney for bushfire benefit concert

Image copyright EPA Thousands of Australians are attending a huge benefit concert in Sydney aiming to raise A$10m (£5.15m; $6.71m) to help communities devastated by bushfires.Global acts like Queen and Alice Cooper have joined local stars like 5 Seconds of Summer, Tina Arena and Delta Goodrem for the Fire Fight Australia gig.”As Aussies we bear…

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Thousands of Australians are attending a huge benefit concert in Sydney aiming to raise A$10m (£5.15m; $6.71m) to help communities devastated by bushfires.Global acts like Queen and Alice Cooper have joined local stars like 5 Seconds of Summer, Tina Arena and Delta Goodrem for the Fire Fight Australia gig.”As Aussies we bear together… because it turns out the people at the top don’t,” the host Celeste Barber said.Recent fires have killed at least 33 people, destroying thousands of homes.In the worst-hit state New South Wales, heavy rains have brought bushfires under control, but in the last few months more than 11 million hectares of land – an area comparable to the size of England – has been affected across all of Australia’s states and territories.

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Australian singer Guy Sebastian was one of dozens of performers supporting the fundraiser

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