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A dress hangs from twisted metal as residents comb through a post-earthquake debris field, salvaging recyclable material, in Manta, Ecuador, Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Ecuadoreans began burying loved ones felled by the country's deadliest earthquake in decades, while hopes faded that more survivors will be found. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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A dress hangs from twisted metal as residents comb through a post-earthquake debris field, salvaging recyclable material, in Manta, Ecuador 

A Filipino villager burns debris in the typhoon-hit town of Donsol, Sorsogon province, southern Manila, Philippines on Wednesday. Philippine relief officials rushed aid to tens of thousands of people affected by a typhoon that left at least nine people dead. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said large swathes of the eastern and central Philippines have been affected by Typhoon Melor, which is now moving slowly into the South China Sea. The agency said several provinces remained without power and communications as Melor toppled trees, electric posts and flattened houses along its path. Several roads and bridges remained impassable due to flash floods and landslides.

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A Filipino villager burns debris in the typhoon-hit town of Donsol, Sorsogon province, southern Manila, Philippines on Wednesday

Filipinos search for salvageable materials following a fire in Mandaluyong City, east of Manila, Philippines, 26 November 2015. At least 1,000 families were displaced after a fire razed through homes in a residential area in Mandaluyong City, reports said

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Filipinos search for salvageable materials following a fire in Mandaluyong City, east of Manila, Philippines, on Thursday. At least 1,000 families were displaced after a fire razed through homes in a residential area in Mandaluyong City

A Syrian man carries his two two girls as he walks across the rubble following a barrel bomb attack on the rebel-held neighbourhood of al-Kalasa in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Thursday. Once Syria's economic powerhouse, Aleppo has been ravaged by fighting since the rebels seized the east of the city in 2012, confining government forces to the west

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A Syrian man carries his two two girls as he walks across the rubble following a barrel bomb attack on the rebel-held neighbourhood of al-Kalasa in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Thursday

A member of the Yemeni armed forces and a member of the Houthi militia remove debris from amid the rubble of the Houthi-controlled headquarters of Yemen s Defence Ministry, destroyed by airstrikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition in Sana a, Yemen, 16 September 2015. Yemen has seen six months of intense conflict since the Houthis advanced from Sana'a on the southern city of Aden, forcing Abd Rabu Masour Hadi to flee the country to Saudi and precipitating the ongoing coaltion military operations in the impoverished country. According to reports Hadi has refused to attend a new round of ceasefire negotiations unless the Houthis publicly recognise the legitimacy of the exiled Government and withdraw from Yemen's main cities

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A member of the Yemeni armed forces and a member of the Houthi militia remove debris from amid the rubble of the Houthi-controlled headquarters of Yemen’s Defence Ministry, destroyed by airstrikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition in Sanaa, Yemen

Fire razed 250 houses and killed two residents...epa04667151 Majay Bugarin,5, shows  materials  he collected among debris after a fire that razed a slum area in Malabon City, north of Manila, Philippines, 18 March 2015. According to arson investigators from the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), two residents were killed and  more than 500 families were rendered homeless by a blaze that swept through some 400 houses at a shanty town amid the start of the country's fire safety month. Fire Prevention Month is observed in the month of March, with incidents of fire expected to increase during summer.  EPA/DENNIS M. SABANGAN

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Majay Bugarin, 5, shows materials he collected among debris after a fire in a slum area in Malabon City, north of Manila, Philippines. According to arson investigators from the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), two residents were killed and more than 500 families were rendered homeless by a blaze that swept through some 400 houses at a shanty town amid the start of the country’s fire safety month. Fire Prevention Month is observed in the month of March, with incidents of fire expected to increase during summer. 

An engine from a Grad missile system found after shelling, stands near a damaged shop not far from Donetsk airport in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.

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An engine from a Grad missile system found after shelling, stands near a damaged shop not far from Donetsk airport in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine

Rescue workers remove debris at a collapsed apartment after an airstrike  in Snizhne, 100 kms east from the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine Tuesday, July 15, 2014. An airstrike demolished an apartment block in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, killing at least nine civilians, rescue workers said. The attack adds to the steadily growing number of civilians killed over four months in a dogged pro-Russian insurgency. Government officials denied the Tuesday strike was carried out by Ukraine's air force.

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Rescue workers remove debris at a collapsed apartment after an air strike in Snizhne, 100 km east from the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine. An air strike demolished an apartment block in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, killing at least nine civilians.

An Indian woman holding a baby on her lap sits amid charred debris after a fire at a slum in Ghaziabad, outskirts of New Delhi, India, Monday, April 28, 2014. A massive fire broke out at a scrap yard and spread to the adjacent slum area leaving hundreds of impoverished residents homeless and injuring two. Shantytowns in India are mostly built illegally without any safety standards.

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A woman cradles a baby in her lap as she sits amid charred debris after a fire at a slum in Ghaziabad, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India

A surivor walks among the debris of houses destroyed by Super Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban in the eastern Philippine island of Leyte on November 11, 2013. The United States, Australia and the United Nations mobilised emergency aid to the Philippines as the scale of the devastation unleashed by Super Typhoon Haiyan emerged on November 11.

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A surivor walks among the debris of houses destroyed by Super Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban in the eastern Philippine island of Leyte on Monday. The US, Australia and the UN have begun sending emergency aid to the affected area