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A wildfire burns in the hills just north of the San Gabriel Valley community of Glendora, Calif., on Thursday, Jan 16, 2014. Southern California authorities have ordered the evacuation of homes at the edge of a fast-moving wildfire burning in the dangerously dry foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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A wildfire burns in the hills north of the San Gabriel Valley community of Glendora, California. Authorities have ordered the evacuation of houses at the edge of the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains Read more

Sinabung volcano spews hot ash and lava in Karo on January 14, 2014.

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Mount Sinabung volcano spews hot ash and lava in Karo on Tuesday.

A supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood makes the Rabaa four-fingered gesture in front of a burning police vehicle in Cairo January 10, 2014. The four-fingered "Rabaa" sign is in reference to the police clearing of the Rabaa al-Adawiya protest camp on August 14 last year that killed hundreds of supporters of ousted President Mohamed Mursi who were camped out in Cairo.

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A supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood makes the Rabaa four-fingered gesture in front of a burning police vehicle in Cairo on Friday. The gesture has become a symbol of protest and refers to the clearing of the Rabaa al-Adawiya camp by security forces on August 14 last year that killed scores of supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.

Fire in Mumbai...epa03959579 An Indian woman cries while her baby is missing after a fire in Ambedkar Nagar slum in Mumbai, India, 21 November 2013. According to reports, a fire broke out in the area on 21 November, gutting shanties, but no casualties have been reported.

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A mother whose baby is missing cries near the site of a fire in Ambedkar Nagar slum in Mumbai, IndiaRead more

Think smoke from a bush fire fills the s...Think smoke from a bush fire fills the sky near Faulconbridge in the Blue Mountains on October 24, 2013.  Thousands of largely volunteer firefighters have been battling infernos for more than a week across the state of New South Wales that have destroyed over 200 homes, with the Blue Mountains region west of Sydney the focal point.   AFP PHOTO / Saeed KHANSAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images

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Thick smoke from a bush fire fills the sky near Faulconbridge in the Blue Mountains on Thursday. Thousands of largely volunteer firefighters have been battling infernos for more than a week across the state of New South Wales. The fires have destroyed more than 200 homes, with the Blue Mountains region west of Sydney the focal point. Read more

Firefighters work to contain fires from a resident's backyard at Faulconbridge in the Blue Mountains. Firefighters have deliberately merged two major blazes in southeastern Australia in a desperate battle to manage the advancing infernos as weather conditions worsen.

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Firefighters work to contain the flames at Faulconbridge in the Blue Mountains, southeastern Australia. Two major blazes have been deliberately merged in a desperate attempt to manage the advancing infernos as weather conditions worsen.

Sydney Shrouded In Smoke As Bushfires Rage Across NSW...SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 17:  A general view of play during the Ryobi Cup cricket match between the South Australian Redbacks and the Western Australia Warriors at Drummoyne Oval on October 17, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Sydney is shrouded in a haze of smoke as brushfires rage in the western Sydney suburbs of Springwood, Winmalee and Lithgow.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

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A Ryobi Cup cricket match between the South Australian Redbacks and the Western Australia Warriors at Drummoyne Oval on Thursday, in Sydney, Australia. The city is shrouded in a haze of smoke as brushfires rage in its western suburbs of Springwood, Winmalee and Lithgow. Read more

Factory fire kills at least nine in Bangladesh

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People watch the rescue operation from outside the factory after a devastating fire at the dyeing section of two-storey Aswad Composite Mills at Maona, Gazipur, Bangladesh. At least nine people were killed when a fire broke out at an apparel factory on the outskirts of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.

People escape from the direction of a huge fire-ball after an accidental explosion at a petrol storage facility within the former U.S. residential housing in Mogadishu...People escape from the direction of a huge fire-ball after an accidental explosion at a petrol storage facility within the former United States residential housing in capital Mogadishu September 3, 2013. REUTERS/Feisal Omar (SOMALIA - Tags: DISASTER ENERGY)

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People escape from a huge fireball after an accidental explosion at a petrol storage facility at former US residential housing in Mogadishu, the Somalia capital Read more

A woman reacts after a wildfire in Paredes near Oliveira de Frades, central Portugal, on August 27, 2013.

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Firefighters and local residents struggle on Tuesday to tackle raging wildfires that have consumed large swathes of forest in Portugal and Spain and cost the lives of four emergency workers.