An Afghan policeman stands guard as smoke and flames rise from the site of a huge blast struck near the entrance of Kabul’s international airport, in Kabul. A huge blast struck near the entrance of Kabul’s international airport on Monday during the peak lunchtime period, officials said, warning that heavy casualties were expected. “The explosion occurred at the first check point of Kabul airport,” said deputy Kabul police chief Sayed Gul Agha Rouhani.
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A DC-10 firefighting aircraft drops fire retardant on a ridge in front of the Rocky Fire near Clearlake, California. Nearly 3,000 firefighters are battling the Rocky Fire that has burned over 60,000 acres has forced the evacuation of 12,000 residents in Lake County
Firefighter Joe Darr douses flames of the Rocky fire along Highway 20 near Clearlake, California. Thousands of firefighters battled raging wildfires in drought-parched California, where entire neighborhoods have been evacuated
A firefighter battles a spot fire at the Rocky Fire in Lake County, California
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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.
An helicopter of firefighters fly over smokes billowing over Athens, on Friday as firemen were battling a brush fire in northeastern Athens and another wildfire in the southern Pelopponese peninsula that prompted the evacuation of five villages
Flames rise from a petrochemical plant in Rizhao, China. A fire, caused by a liquefied hydrocarbon leak, broke out on Thursday at the plant and took 24 hours to put out. No casualties have been reported, according to firefighters
Smoke billows into the sky from one of two fires that started overnight on a petrochemical facility owned by American firm LyondellBasell at the refineries around the Etang de Berre, near Marseille, southern France, France, on Tuesday
A member of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) jumps through a fire ring while holding a gun during an demonstration at an open day at the Ngong Suen Chau Barracks in Hong Kong, China, on Wednesday.
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A young boy carrying metal to sell walks past destroyed buildings after a fire burnt through part of Gikomba market, East Africa’s largest second hand clothing market, in Nairobi, Kenya.
A Palestinian protester throws tyres into a fire during clashes with Israeli security forces following a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the village of Kfar Qaddum, near Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, on Friday
A man rides a horse cart, as smoke from a fuel depot fire billows in the background, in Vasylkiv, Kiev region, Ukraine. Emergency services are battling to prevent the spread of a deadly fuel depot fire outside Kiev, the head of the emergency services said on Tuesday, and three firemen were reported missing after the blaze triggered a powerful explosion
Protestors raise their hands during a demonstration in the Musaga neighbourhood of Bujumbura on Monday
A young girl peers into a destroyed Baltimore City Police car along North Avenue near a CVS that was on fire during a protest for the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Maryland
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 Indian Sikh performs fire-breathing during a religious procession to mark Hola Mohalla at the Gurudwara Shri Keshgarh Sahib temple at Sri Anandpur Sahib, on Friday.
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Children gather near their burnt home after a fire razed a squatters colony in Tondo, Manila, on Tuesday. About 10,000 families were rendered homeless after 5,000 houses were razed by an overnight fire in Tondo district in the Philippine capital.
Firemen battle a blaze in Noordhoek Manor old age home in Cape Town, South Africa. A fire fanned by gale force south easterly winds has raged across the south peninsula of Cape Town from Muizenberg to Hout Bay.
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Firefighters protest during a 24 hour strike outside Methodist Central Hall Westminster on Wednesday in London, England. Firefighters across the country are parcipitating in the strike over changes to their pensions
Slum dwellers react after losing their shanties in a fire at Agargaon in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Wednesday