Boxes containing valuable artworks from the Louvre reserves stored among status in one of the museum’s room of the Department of Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities room after they were evacuated from the basement following days of heavy rains which led the River Seine to reach its highest level in three decades.
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Syrians evacuate a wounded man on a stretcher following an airstrike by Syrian government forces in Damascus’ rebel-held suburb of Zamalka, on Wednesday
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Members of the Syrian government forces sit in a tower at a military base, as hundreds of civilians and Syrian rebel forces began evacuating the last opposition-held district of Waer in the central city of Homs
Villagers watch as Mount Sinabung releases volcanic material into the air in Tiga Serangkai, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The volcano has spewed hot lava almost daily since its alert status was raised early this month to the highest level. Thousands of villagers whose homes are in the danger zone have been evacuated since then to safer areas.
Inhabitants of Chã das Caldeiras carry their belongings as they flee the volcano erupting in the island of Fogo, Cape Verde
A firefighter watches as a backfire burns along Highway 50 in Fresh Pond, California. So far 400 people have been evacuated from areas threatened by the blaze that has scorched more than 11,500 acres of land
A Pakistani girl leaves her flooded village in Jhang, Pakistan. Pakistani troops used helicopters and boats to evacuate thousands of marooned people from the countrys plains where raging monsoon floods inundated more villages on Thursday
A young girl carries her family’s belongings to drier ground as people evacuate the flooded banks of the river Yamuna in New Delhi, India. With heavy rainfall in northern India several cubic feet per second of water has been released from barrages upstream, flooding the river’s banks
A cloud of ash belches out of Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano, about 55km from Mexico City, as seen from Paso de Cortes, in the Mexican central state of Puebla. Authorities have raised the alert level to “yellow phase three”, the fifth of a seven-stage warning system, restricting access to an area of 12km around the volcano while preparing evacuation routes and shelters.