Sydney Opera House lights up with firefighter images

SYDNEY (CNN) - Australian firefighters have been working restlessly for months to bring reprieve to communities devastated by the bushfires that have been ravaging the country.

The Sydney Opera House has been projecting images of firefighters to honor them for their service.

The opera house tweeted that it wants to quote "send a message of hope and strength" as well as a thank you to firefighters.

At least 27 people have died nationwide due to the fires. In the state of New South Wales alone, more than 2,000 homes have been destroyed or damaged.

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