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Residents wade through flood waters from Tropical Storm Harvey in Beaumont Place, Houston, Texas, August 28. 



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Residents wade through flood waters from Tropical Storm Harvey in Beaumont Place, Houston, Texas, August 28. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
An aerial view of properties destroyed by the Tubbs Fire is seen in Santa Rosa, California, October 11. 

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An aerial view of properties destroyed by the Tubbs Fire is seen in Santa Rosa, California, October 11. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
Rescue workers and Mexican soldiers take part in a rescue operation at a collapsed building after an earthquake at the Obrera neighborhood in Mexico City, September 20. 

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Rescue workers and Mexican soldiers take part in a rescue operation at a collapsed building after an earthquake at the Obrera neighborhood in Mexico City, September 20. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
Smoke fills the sky above a burning hillside as tourists relax on the beach in Bormes-les-Mimosas, in the Var department, France, July 26. 


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Smoke fills the sky above a burning hillside as tourists relax on the beach in Bormes-les-Mimosas, in the Var department, France, July 26. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
A worker uses a table to move along a flooded street after heavy rainfall in Sao Paulo, Brazil April 7. 



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A worker uses a table to move along a flooded street after heavy rainfall in Sao Paulo, Brazil April 7. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
A woman is assisted while crossing a flooded street after the Huaycoloro river flooded its banks in Huachipa, Peru, March 17. 



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A woman is assisted while crossing a flooded street after the Huaycoloro river flooded its banks in Huachipa, Peru, March 17. REUTERS/Guadalupe Pardo

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
Vessels that sank during Hurricane Irma are seen on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, September 16. 


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Vessels that sank during Hurricane Irma are seen on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, September 16. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
Tomasa Mozo, 69, a housewife, looks up at the roof as she poses for a portrait inside the ruins of her house after an earthquake in San Jose Platanar, at the epicenter zone, Mexico, September 28. The house was badly damaged but with the help of her family Mozo rescued some furniture. She lives in another room of her house and hopes to repair the damage as soon as possible. \
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Tomasa Mozo, 69, a housewife, looks up at the roof as she poses for a portrait inside the ruins of her house after an earthquake in San Jose Platanar, at the epicenter zone, Mexico, September 28. The house was badly damaged but with the help of her family Mozo rescued some furniture. She lives in another room of her house and hopes to repair the damage as soon as possible. "I'm afraid to go out, I can not sleep," Mozo said. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
The Eagle Creek wildfire burns as golfers play at the Beacon Rock Golf Course in North Bonneville, Washington, September 4. 


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The Eagle Creek wildfire burns as golfers play at the Beacon Rock Golf Course in North Bonneville, Washington, September 4. REUTERS/Kristi McCluer

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
Rescue workers drag damaged cars out of debris and mud after a flood in Yongji, Jilin province, China, July 17. 


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Rescue workers drag damaged cars out of debris and mud after a flood in Yongji, Jilin province, China, July 17. CNS/Yang Zaixin via REUTERS

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
A rescue helicopter hovers in the background as an elderly woman and her poodle use an air mattress to float above flood waters from Tropical Storm Harvey while waiting to be rescued from Scarsdale Boulevard in Houston, Texas, August 27. 



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A rescue helicopter hovers in the background as an elderly woman and her poodle use an air mattress to float above flood waters from Tropical Storm Harvey while waiting to be rescued from Scarsdale Boulevard in Houston, Texas, August 27. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
Villagers are seen during a forest fire in the town of Litueche in the O\u0027Higgins region, south of Chile, January 24. 


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Villagers are seen during a forest fire in the town of Litueche in the O'Higgins region, south of Chile, January 24. REUTERS/Carlos Vera

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
A woman wades through a submerged street in the UNESCO heritage town of Hoi An after Typhoon Damrey hit Vietnam, November 6. 


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A woman wades through a submerged street in the UNESCO heritage town of Hoi An after Typhoon Damrey hit Vietnam, November 6. REUTERS/Kham

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
Carmen De Jesus uses a flashlight at the Moradas Las Teresas Elderly House, where about two hundred elderly people live without electricity, following damages caused by Hurricane Maria in Carolina, Puerto Rico, September 30. 



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Carmen De Jesus uses a flashlight at the Moradas Las Teresas Elderly House, where about two hundred elderly people live without electricity, following damages caused by Hurricane Maria in Carolina, Puerto Rico, September 30. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
A resident looks at a wildfire in Vina del Mar, Chile, March 12. 


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A resident looks at a wildfire in Vina del Mar, Chile, March 12. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
Cattle killed by wildfires lie in pasture burned by wildfires near Higgins, Texas, March 12. 


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Cattle killed by wildfires lie in pasture burned by wildfires near Higgins, Texas, March 12. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
A burnt house is seen following a forest fire in Vila Nova, near Vouzela, Portugal, October 16. 


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A burnt house is seen following a forest fire in Vila Nova, near Vouzela, Portugal, October 16. REUTERS/Pedro Nunes

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
A villager is seen following an eruption of Mount Sinabung volcano, in Beganding Village, Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, August 2. 


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A villager is seen following an eruption of Mount Sinabung volcano, in Beganding Village, Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, August 2. REUTERS/YT Haryono

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
A dog waits to be rescued in a destroyed area after mudslides caused by heavy rains in Manizales, Colombia, April 19. 



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A dog waits to be rescued in a destroyed area after mudslides caused by heavy rains in Manizales, Colombia, April 19. REUTERS/Santiago Osorio

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
Roberto Morales Santos, 70, looks out after posing for a portrait in his home, damaged by Hurricane Maria, in the municipality of Barranquitas, outside San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 11. 



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Roberto Morales Santos, 70, looks out after posing for a portrait in his home, damaged by Hurricane Maria, in the municipality of Barranquitas, outside San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 11. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
David Gonzalez comforts his wife Kathy after being rescued from their home flooded by Tropical Storm Harvey in Orange, Texas, August 30. 


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David Gonzalez comforts his wife Kathy after being rescued from their home flooded by Tropical Storm Harvey in Orange, Texas, August 30. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
Rescuers work at the site of a collapsed building after an earthquake in Mexico City, September 20. 


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Rescuers work at the site of a collapsed building after an earthquake in Mexico City, September 20. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
Wildfires burn along the Twelve Apostles area of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, October 13. 

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Wildfires burn along the Twelve Apostles area of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, October 13. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
Residents use boats to evacuate flood waters from Tropical Storm Harvey along Tidwell Road, east Houston, Texas, August 28. 

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Residents use boats to evacuate flood waters from Tropical Storm Harvey along Tidwell Road, east Houston, Texas, August 28. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
The Tampa skyline is seen in the background as local residents (L-R) Rony Ordonez, Jean Dejesus and Henry Gallego take photographs after walking into Hillsborough Bay ahead of Hurricane Irma in Tampa, Florida, September 10. 

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The Tampa skyline is seen in the background as local residents (L-R) Rony Ordonez, Jean Dejesus and Henry Gallego take photographs after walking into Hillsborough Bay ahead of Hurricane Irma in Tampa, Florida, September 10. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
Alfredo Martinez, a mail man for the U.S. Postal Service delivers the mail at an area damaged by Hurricane Maria in San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 6. 



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Alfredo Martinez, a mail man for the U.S. Postal Service delivers the mail at an area damaged by Hurricane Maria in San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 6. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
Rescue personnel help Hersey Kirk into a restraint as a rescue helicopter hovers in the distance after she was rescued from her home flooded by Tropical Storm Harvey in Rose City, Texas, U.S. on August 31. 


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Rescue personnel help Hersey Kirk into a restraint as a rescue helicopter hovers in the distance after she was rescued from her home flooded by Tropical Storm Harvey in Rose City, Texas, U.S. on August 31. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
The La Tuna Canyon fire over Burbank, California, September 2. 


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The La Tuna Canyon fire over Burbank, California, September 2. REUTERS/ Kyle Grillot

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
A man casts his fishing net in the flood waters next to his partially submerged hut in Morigaon district in the northeastern state of Assam, India, August 17. 


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A man casts his fishing net in the flood waters next to his partially submerged hut in Morigaon district in the northeastern state of Assam, India, August 17. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
A destroyed car is stuck at the entrance of a house following flash floods which hit areas west of Athens, killing at least 15 people, in Mandra, Greece, November 16. 


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A destroyed car is stuck at the entrance of a house following flash floods which hit areas west of Athens, killing at least 15 people, in Mandra, Greece, November 16. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
A sunken boat is pictured in an aerial photo in the Keys in Marathon, Florida, September 13. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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A sunken boat is pictured in an aerial photo in the Keys in Marathon, Florida, September 13. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
Support beams are placed on a crumbling wall of a room during the search for students at the Enrique Rebsamen school after an earthquake in Mexico City, September 21.


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Support beams are placed on a crumbling wall of a room during the search for students at the Enrique Rebsamen school after an earthquake in Mexico City, September 21. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
A firefighter rides a motorbike away from a forest fire next to the village of Macao, near Castelo Branco, Portugal, July 26. 

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A firefighter rides a motorbike away from a forest fire next to the village of Macao, near Castelo Branco, Portugal, July 26. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
A girl hugs a Mexican marine officer as she offers hugs to people near the site of a collapsed building after an earthquake, in Mexico City, September 23. 


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A girl hugs a Mexican marine officer as she offers hugs to people near the site of a collapsed building after an earthquake, in Mexico City, September 23. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
The contents of a damaged home can be seen as recovery efforts continue following Hurricane Maria near the town of Comerio, Puerto Rico, October 7. 


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The contents of a damaged home can be seen as recovery efforts continue following Hurricane Maria near the town of Comerio, Puerto Rico, October 7. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
A cow walks amidst the debris of burnt houses after recent wildfires in the Siberian settlement of Strelka, located on the bank of the Angara River in Krasnoyarsk region, Russia, May 25. 


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A cow walks amidst the debris of burnt houses after recent wildfires in the Siberian settlement of Strelka, located on the bank of the Angara River in Krasnoyarsk region, Russia, May 25. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
A firefighter is seen near flames from a forest fire in Cabanoes, near Lousa, Portugal, October 16. 


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A firefighter is seen near flames from a forest fire in Cabanoes, near Lousa, Portugal, October 16. REUTERS/Pedro Nunes

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
Rescue members walk during the burial of a companion who died after flooding and mudslides caused by heavy rains lead several rivers to overflow, pushing sediment and rocks into buildings and roads, in Mocoa, Colombia, April 4. 


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Rescue members walk during the burial of a companion who died after flooding and mudslides caused by heavy rains lead several rivers to overflow, pushing sediment and rocks into buildings and roads, in Mocoa, Colombia, April 4. REUTERS/Jaime Saldarriaga

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
Boats wrecked by Hurricane Irma are seen from a plane in Sint Maarten, Netherlands September 11. 



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Boats wrecked by Hurricane Irma are seen from a plane in Sint Maarten, Netherlands September 11. REUTERS/Alvin Baez

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
A religious statue slumps to the side after an earthquake hit the island of Ischia, near Naples, Italy, August 22. 


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A religious statue slumps to the side after an earthquake hit the island of Ischia, near Naples, Italy, August 22. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
Debris rolls down the rockface of a mountain after an earthquake outside Jiuzhaigou, Sichuan province, China, August 10. 


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Debris rolls down the rockface of a mountain after an earthquake outside Jiuzhaigou, Sichuan province, China, August 10. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
A doctor checks the eyes of Hilda Colon at a shelter set up at the Pedrin Zorrilla coliseum after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in San Juan, Puerto Rico, September 25. 


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A doctor checks the eyes of Hilda Colon at a shelter set up at the Pedrin Zorrilla coliseum after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in San Juan, Puerto Rico, September 25. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
A horse runs from burning grasslands of the Long Valley fire near Doyle, California, July 13. 


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A horse runs from burning grasslands of the Long Valley fire near Doyle, California, July 13. Lassen County Sheriff's Office/via REUTERS

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
Soldiers and rescue workers search in the rubble of a collapsed building after an earthquake in Mexico City, September 20. 


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Soldiers and rescue workers search in the rubble of a collapsed building after an earthquake in Mexico City, September 20. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
Disneyland is seen as wildfires rage in Anaheim, California, October 9. 



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Disneyland is seen as wildfires rage in Anaheim, California, October 9. INSTAGRAM /@KENNYA.BOULTER/Kennya Boulter via REUTERS

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
Trees denuded by Hurricane Irma line a hilltop on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, September 16. 



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Trees denuded by Hurricane Irma line a hilltop on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, September 16. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
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A sign saying "Send Tesla" is spelled out with remnants of a nearby house destroyed by Hurricane Irma as the occupant camps on the site, twelve days after the devastating storm raked the island, on the northern shore of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands September 16, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
A military vehicle evacuates about two dozen residents from the Autumn Chase Park apartments while pushing its way through flood waters caused by Tropical Storm Harvey in Port Arthur, Texas, August 31. 


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A military vehicle evacuates about two dozen residents from the Autumn Chase Park apartments while pushing its way through flood waters caused by Tropical Storm Harvey in Port Arthur, Texas, August 31. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
The remains of burnt houses are seen through the window of a destroyed house as the worst wildfires in Chile\u0027s modern history ravage wide swaths of the country\u0027s central-south regions, in Santa Olga, Chile January 26. 


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The remains of burnt houses are seen through the window of a destroyed house as the worst wildfires in Chile's modern history ravage wide swaths of the country's central-south regions, in Santa Olga, Chile January 26. REUTERS/Pablo Sanhueza

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST
Local residents ride a horse by a destroyed building after Hurricane Maria in Jayuya, Puerto Rico, October 4.


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Local residents ride a horse by a destroyed building after Hurricane Maria in Jayuya, Puerto Rico, October 4. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM EST

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