Natural disasters

A melted sign from a McDonald's restaurant shows the damage as firefighters check the area after a wildfire swept through Cajon Junction, California, USA, 16 August 2016. According to reports, the fast-moving Blue Cut Fire, which consumed so far some 6,500 acres with a zero percent containment, prompted the mandatory evacuation of the whole community of Wrightwood.

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A melted sign from a McDonald’s restaurant shows the damage as firefighters check the area after a wildfire swept through Cajon Junction, California

A truck is seen in a flooded parking lot on August 15, 2016 in Denham Springs, Louisiana.

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A truck is seen in a flooded parking lot in Denham Springs, Louisiana

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Glenridding after the river in the town in Cumbria burst its banks again following continued rainfall last night

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Glenridding after the river in the town in Cumbria burst its banks again following continued rainfall overnight on Thursday

A house is engulfed in flames as firefighters attempt to put it out during the Valley fire in Seigler Springs, California.

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A house is engulfed in flames as firefighters attempt to put it out during the Valley fire in Seigler Springs, California.

Lava flows out of the Piton de la Fournaise volcano as it erupts on the French island of La Reunion in the Indian Ocean.

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Lava flows out of the Piton de la Fournaise volcano as it erupts on the French island of La Reunion in the Indian Ocean.

A wall of flames lurches over a ridge as a resident of Morgan Valley Road near Lower Lake, California, prepares to evacuate because of the 3,000 acre Rocky Fire that has taken hold in Lake County.

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A wall of flames lurches over a ridge as a resident of Morgan Valley Road near Lower Lake, California, prepares to evacuate because of the 3,000 acre Rocky Fire that has taken hold in Lake County.

A Los Angeles City Fire helicopter drops water on a wildfire in Santa Clarita, Calif. About 1,000 people have been evacuated from homes as a 100-acre wildfire burns through brushy canyonlands north of Los Angeles

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A Los Angeles City Fire helicopter drops water on a hillside fire in Santa Clarita, Calif. About 1,000 people have been evacuated from homes as a 100-acre wildfire burns through brushy canyonlands north of Los Angeles.

Dr. Patrick from France gives an earthquake victim from Langtang district an acupuncture treatment inside the temporary medical camp at a Tibetan Monastery in Kathmandu

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Dr. Richard Patrick from France gives an earthquake victim from Langtang district acupuncture treatment inside the temporary medical camp at a Tibetan Monastery, in Kathmandu, Nepal.

A man reads a newspaper as his friend looks at his mobile phone, as they sit next to collapsed houses on the outskirts of in Kathmandu

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A man reads a newspaper as his friend looks at his mobile phone, as they sit next to collapsed houses on the outskirts of in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Friday

Women walk through debris in the early morning hours in Bhaktapur

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Women walk through debris in the early morning hours in Bhaktapur near Kathmandu, Nepal, on Thursday . The Himalayan nation is still reeling from a devastating quake measuring 7.8 last month that killed more than 8,000 people and injured close to 20,000.

People with relief material react as an Indian Air Force helicopter prepares to take-off in a village affected by Saturday's earthquake at Pokhara

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People with relief material react as an Indian Air Force helicopter prepares to take-off in a village affected by Saturday’s earthquake at Pokhara, Nepal, on Friday

Girl stands in a queue to fill her container with water near the makeshift shelters after Saturday's earthquake in Kathmandu

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A girl stands in a queue to fill her container with water near the makeshift shelters after Saturday’s earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal on Tuesday

An aerial view of the cracked ground of the Atibainha dam is seen during a drought in Nazare Paulista

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An aerial view of the Atibainha dam in Nazare Paulista, São Paulo state. Brazil’s worst drought in 80 years has left the Cantareira resevoir, which provides greater São Paulo with most of its water, at its lowest level on record

An Albanian man walks through flood waters towards his home in the village of Mifol near the city of Vlora on February 3, 2015. Floods caused by heavy rains over the last days have hit southern Albania, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of villagers after rivers flooded thousands of hectares (acres), hundreds of homes and many roads. Many regions in southern Albania had no power or water. Police urged residents to cancel travel plans and more intense rain was forecast to hit over the next few days. No casualties were reported. AFP PHOTO / GENT SHKULLAKUGENT SHKULLAKU/AFP/Getty Images

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A man walks home through flood waters in the village of Mifol near the city of Vlora. Floods caused by heavy rains over the past few days have hit southern Albania, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of villagers after rivers flooded hundreds of homes and many roads.

A woman walks past houses that were heavily damaged by flash floods two month earlier in the coastal Moroccan village of Aglou, north of Sidi Ifni on January 12, 2015. The floods, that were described by the residents as the heaviest storms to hit southern Morocco in decades, killed at least 32 people and left others homeless. AFP PHOTO / FADEL SENNAFADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images

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A woman walks past houses that were heavily damaged by flash floods two months earlier, in the coastal Moroccan village of Aglou, north of Sidi Ifni. The floods, that were described by the residents as the heaviest storms to hit southern Morocco in decades, killed at least 32 people and left others homeless.

A boy looks for recyclable materials among the garbage washed ashore due to Typhoon Hagupit in Cavite, south of Manila December 9, 2014. Typhoon Hagupit weakened further on Tuesday as the storm crawled across the central Philippines, while rescue workers struggled in its aftermath to reach towns in central provinces where thousands of homes were wrecked and at least 27 people killed

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A boy looks for recyclable materials among the garbage washed ashore by Typhoon Hagupit in Cavite, south of Manila in the Philippines. The typhoon weakened further on Tuesday as the storm crawled across the central Philippines.

Rescue work resumes at Japanese volcano...epa04422786 A handout aerial picture dated 27 September 2014 taken by Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Chubu Regional Development Bureau shows the eruption of the Mount Ontake, between Gifu and Nagano prefectures, in central Japan. On 29 September 2014, five more survivors were found in critical condition near the summit of the volcano. 10 people were confirmed dead late 28 September and more than 60 injured.

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An aerial photograph shows the eruption of Mount Ontake in central Japan. More than 30 hikers were found dead on Sunday on the mountainside, a day after the eruption sent plumes of smoke hundreds of metres into the sky. 

Firefighters battle the King Fire in Fresh Pond, California

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Firefighters battle the King Fire in the community of Fresh Pond in El Dorado County, California

A fishing boat passes the Super Shuttle Ferry 7 which capsized in strong winds and huge waves unleashed by Typhoon Kalmaegi, locally named Luis, in Manila Bay, Philippines.

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A fishing boat passes the Super Shuttle Ferry 7 which capsized in strong winds and huge waves unleashed by Typhoon Kalmaegi, locally named Luis, in Manila Bay, Philippines. All 15 crew were rescued.