Sunday, March 15, 2009

Australian stars line up for bushfire victimAustralian stars line up for bushfire victims

Some of the biggest names in Australian music took to the stage on Saturday for the country's largest-ever fund-raising concert and to show support for victims of the nation's bushfires.

More than 100,000 people are estimated to have turned out for the "Sound Relief" concerts, held simultaneously in Sydney and Melbourne.

The concerts took place as authorities said the last of the large fires that ravaged Victoria state last month had finally been brought under control after weeks of fire-fighting efforts.

The bushfires left 210 people dead and 10,000 homeless -- Australia's worst natural disaster in more than a century.

In a special message, Prince William and Prince Harry expressed sympathy for the victims of the fires.

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