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A long exposure image shows the El Portal Fire burning near Yosemite National Park, California, USA. On the morning of 28 July, the fire had burned over 2,500 acres (1,011 hectares) and was just 5% contained. More than 400 firefighters and several helicopters are battling the flames near Yosemite.

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The El Portal Fire burning near Yosemite National Park, California, USA. On Monday morning the fire had burned over 2,500 acres (1,011 hectares) and was just 5% contained

Riot police stand among red smoke during protest by a firemen against budgets cuts next to Catalunya's Parliament in Barcelona...Riot police stand among red smoke during protest by a firemen against budgets cuts next to Catalunya's Parliament in Barcelona June 10, 2014. REUTERS/Albert Gea

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Riot police are surrounded by red smoke during a demonstration in Barcelona, Spain, by firemen protesting against budgets cuts outside Catalunya’s parliament

Smoke rises above Karachi airport terminal Monday, June 9, 2014 in Pakistan. Gunmen disguised as police guards attacked the terminal with machine guns and a rocket launcher during a five-hour siege that killed 13 people as explosions echoed into the night, while security forces retaliated and killed all the attackers, officials said Monday. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

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Smoke rises above Karachi airport terminal in Pakistan. Gunmen disguised as police guards attacked the terminal with machine guns and a rocket launcher. Security forces retaliated and killed all the attackers during a five-hour siege in which at least 29 people died, officials said on Monday. 

A longtime exposure shows smolderings remains of overnight fires on the hillsides of San Marcos, San Diego county, California, USA, early 16 May 2014. Over 1,000 firefighters battled a series of fast-moving southern California wildfires on 15 May that spread across the region despite the efforts of more than 20 firefighting aircraft. Huge clouds of black smoke hung over much of San Diego County, where the worst blazes were burning 15 May, driven by the blistering Santa Ana winds, which bring strong, dry gusts out from the interior desert.

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Smoldering remains of overnight fires on the hillsides of San Marcos, San Diego county, California, USA, early Friday. Over 1,000 firefighters battled a series of fast-moving southern California wildfires that spread across the region despite the efforts of more than 20 firefighting aircraft.

Indians watch a fire at a warehouse storing leftover cloth strips in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, April 29, 2014. The cause of fire is unknown. No casualties have been reported so far, according to fire officials.

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Bystanders watch a cloth warehouse fire in New Delhi, India on Tuesday.

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

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Firefighters work to put out a fire in Valparaiso city, northwest of Santiago, Chile 

An exhausted firefighter rests on debris as they battle to extinguish a huge fire in a paint factory in Howrah, 30 km west of Calcutta, Eastern India, 12 March 2014. A major fire broke out at a factory of Shalimar Paints Limited in Howrah early morning. According to police and media reports, 25 fire engines fought for close to six hours to extinguish the blaze. Noboby was injured.

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An exhausted firefighter rests while his colleagues continue to extinguish a huge fire in the Shalimar Paints factory in Howrah, 30km west of Kolkata, India, on Wednesday morning

An anti-government demonstrator sit behind a barricade on February 21, 2014 at the Independent square in Kiev. Armed protesters stormed police barricades in Kiev on Thursday in renewed violence that killed at least 26 people and shattered an hours-old truce as EU envoys held crisis talks with Ukraine's embattled president. Bodies of anti-government demonstrators lay amid smouldering debris after masked protesters hurling Molotov cocktails and stones forced police from Kiev's iconic Independence Square -- the epicentre of the ex-Soviet country's three-month-old crisis.

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An anti-government demonstrator sits behind a barricade on Friday in the central square in Kiev, Ukraine. Ukraine’s president Viktor Yanukovich moved to defuse the country’s worst crisis since independence by accepting calls for snap presidential elections and constitutional changes that would curb powers of the presidency.

Interior Ministry members are on fire as they stand guard during clashes with anti-government protesters in Kiev...Interior Ministry members are on fire as they stand guard during clashes with anti-government protesters in Kiev February 18, 2014. Several thousand protesters clashed with police near the Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday after being stopped from marching to the building in a move to keep up pressure on President Viktor Yanukovich. After being blocked by a line of trucks about 100 metres short of the building, protesters hurled stones at police, a Reuters witness said. REUTERS/Vlad Sodel

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Police catch fire as they stand guard during clashes with anti-government protesters in Kiev, Ukraine. Several thousand protesters clashed with police near the Ukrainian parliament after being stopped from marching to the building in a move to keep up pressure on President Viktor Yanukovich. After being blocked by a line of trucks about 100 metres short of the building, protesters hurled stones at police, a Reuters witness said.