Natural disasters

Buses are stranded in a flooded street in Fuzhou, Fujian province, China, as Typhoon Matmo was downgraded from typhoon to tropical storm.

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Fuzhou, Fujian province, China, as Typhoon Matmo is downgraded from a typhoon to a tropical storm.

An Afghan survivor sits in front of his tent near the site of Friday's landslide that buried Abi-Barik village in Badakhshan province, northeastern Afghanistan, Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Hundreds of people were killed in the landslide and authorities tried to help families displaced by the torrent of mud that swept through their village.

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A survivor sits in front of his tent near the site of Friday’s landslide that buried Abi Barik village in Badakhshan province, northeastern Afghanistan, on Tuesday.

Typhoon victims queue for free food at an evacuation centre in Tacloban city in central Philippines February 13, 2014. Homeless residents are still living in tents and makeshift shelters in evacuation centres nearly 100 days after super Typhoon Haiyan hit central Philippines, local officials said.

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Typhoon victims queue for food at an evacuation centre in Tacloban city in central Philippines on Thursday. Thousands of people made homeless by the super Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the central part of the country nearly 100 days ago, are still living in tents and makeshift shelters.

***BESTPIX***  Flood Warnings Continue As More Rain Is Forecast Across England...WRAYSBURY, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11:  A couple of residents canoe along a road called Riverside in  flooded Wraysbury on February 11, 2014 in England. The Environment Agency has issued severe flood warnings for a number of areas on the river Thames west of London.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***

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A couple canoe along Riverside road in flooded Wraysbury in Berkshire. The Environment Agency has issued severe flood warnings for a number of areas on the river Thames west of London, England Read more

***BESTPIX***  Aerial Views Show The Extent Of The Flooding On The Somerset Levels...BRIDGWATER, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 10:  Water surrounds flooded properties in the village of Moorland on the Somerset Levels on February 10, 2014 in Somerset, England. Thousands of acres of the Somerset Levels have been under water for weeks, yet flood levels are still rising and worryingly, more rain is forecast for later this week.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***

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Marooned properties in the village of Moorland on the Somerset Levels, England. Thousands of acres in the area have been under water for weeks, yet flood levels are still rising and more rain is forecast. Read more

***BESTPIX***  Prince Charles Visits Flood-Hit Communities On The Somerset Levels...MUCHLENEY, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 04:  Prince Charles, Prince of Wales meets locals as he visits flood affected parts of Somerset on February 4, 2014 in Muchleney, United Kingdom.

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Prince Charles, Prince of Wales meets locals as he visits flood affected parts of Somerset on Tuesday in Muchleney, United KingdomRead more

A baby rests on a hammock inside an indoor basketball gym, which has been turned into an evacuation centre for flooding victims, in Jabonga, Agusan del Norte in southern Philippine island of Mindanao January 17, 2014. The death toll from the floods and landslides in Mindanao caused by a lingering low-pressure area climbed to 34 on Friday, while more than 300,000 people are displaced due to flooding and landslides, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported. Storm Signal No. 1 has been raised in seven provinces in Mindanao on Friday after a low pressure area in the area developed into a tropical depression now named ìAgatonî, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical And Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.  REUTERS/Erik De Castro

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A baby rests on a hammock inside an indoor basketball gym, which has been turned into an evacuation centre for flooding victims, in Jabonga, Agusan del Norte in the Philippines. The death toll from the floods and landslides in Mindanao caused by a lingering low-pressure area climbed to 34 on Friday, while more than 300,000 people have been displaced due to flooding and landslides. Read more

A wildfire burns in the hills just north of the San Gabriel Valley community of Glendora, Calif., on Thursday, Jan 16, 2014. Southern California authorities have ordered the evacuation of homes at the edge of a fast-moving wildfire burning in the dangerously dry foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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A wildfire burns in the hills north of the San Gabriel Valley community of Glendora, California. Authorities have ordered the evacuation of houses at the edge of the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains Read more

Flooding in Jakarta

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People ride on a horse-drawn carriage through floodwaters in Jakarta on Monday. Thousands of residents have been evacuated after floods hit the Indonesian capital following heavy rains. Read more

***BESTPIX*** Severe Flood Warnings In Place For The UK...CHERTSEY, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 08:  Christine Baker wades through flood water, pulling her dog Archie in a boat, at the Abbey Fields caravan park after the River Thames flooded on January 8, 2014 in Chersey, England. Parts of the United Kingdon are entering a third week of flooding and stormy conditions.

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Christine Baker wades through flood water, pulling her dog Archie in a boat, at the Abbey Fields caravan park after the river Thames flooded on Wednesday in Chertsey, England. Parts of the UK are entering a third week of flooding and stormy conditionsRead more