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TOPSHOTS A policeman (L) leads out a res...TOPSHOTS A policeman (L) leads out a resident carrying salvaged belongings from his burning house as a fire engulfs a shanty town in the financial district of Manila on July 11, 2013, leaving more than 1,000 people homeless according to city officials. There were no immediate reports of casualties from the blaze, which occurred mid-morning amid government plans to relocate thousands of families living in areas vulnerable to floods and typhoons.    AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBETED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images

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A policeman helps a resident away as a fire engulfs a shanty town in the financial district of Manila, Philippines on Thursday, leaving more than 1,000 people homeless, according to city officials. There were no immediate reports of casualties from the blaze. Read more

West Midland firefighters tackling a large blaze at J & A Young’s recycling plant in Smethwick. Reports state that more than 150 firefighters and 35 fire appliances are still tackling the blaze involving 100,000 tonnes of plastic recycling material sending a plume of smoke 6,000ft into the air.

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West Midland firefighters tackle a large blaze that started Sunday night at J&A Young’s recycling plant in Smethwick, near Birmingham, UK, and which was still burning on Monday. The fire was apparently started by a Chinese lantern that fell onto the site and set alight 100,000 tonnes of plastic recycling material, sending a plume of smoke 6,000ft into the air. Read more