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South Africa township fire ...epa05020831 A man carries his bed as he and a friend tries to remove her belongings as a fire rages through an informal settlement in Kaya Sands, Johannesburg, 11 November 2015. The flames fueled by high winds and a heat waves swept through the shacks of the settlement. At least 250 shacks where distroyed.  EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

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A man carries his bed as he and a friend tries to remove her belongings as a fire rages through an informal settlement in Kaya Sands, Johannesburg 

Palestinian protesters fuel a burning barricade of tires during clashes with Israeli security forces in the West Bank city of Hebron, 06 November 2015. Palestinians have launched dozens of knife attacks against Israelis since early October, avenging perceived Israeli violations, denied by Israel, at al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Israel has retaliated against Palestinian protesters hurling petrol bombs and rocks with tear gas, rubber bullets and also live ammunition, as well as undercover commandos.

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Palestinian protesters fuel a burning barricade of tires during clashes with Israeli security forces in the West Bank city of Hebron, on Friday

A Palestinian demonstrater uses an axe t...A Palestinian demonstrater uses an axe to try and destroy a part of the Israeli controvertial separation wall separating the West Bank city of Abu Dis from east Jerusalem, during clashes with Israeli security forces, on November 2, 2015

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A Palestinian demonstrater uses an axe to try and destroy a part of the Israeli controvertial separation wall separating the West Bank city of Abu Dis from east Jerusalem, during clashes with Israeli security forces, on Monday

Syrian and Afghan refugees warm themselves and dry their clothes around a fire after arriving on a dinghy from the Turkish coast to the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos, early Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015.

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Syrian and Afghan refugees warm themselves and dry their clothes around a fire after arriving on a dinghy from the Turkish coast to the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos, early Wednesday

Palestinian protester uses a sling to hurl stones towards Israeli troops during clashes near the Jewish settlement of Bet El, near the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah...A Palestinian protester uses a sling to hurl stones towards Israeli troops during clashes near the Jewish settlement of Bet El, near the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah October 5, 2015. Violence intensified in Jerusalem and the West Bank on Sunday after Israelis were targeted in two stabbing attacks and a Palestinian was killed in a clash with Israeli troops, officials said

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A Palestinian protester uses a sling to hurl stones towards Israeli troops during clashes near the Jewish settlement of Bet El, near the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah on Monday 

A fire-fighting plane drops water at the site of a wildfire that broke out the day before, on September 18, 2015 near Cerbere, south-western France

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A fire-fighting plane drops water at the site of a wildfire that broke out the day before, on Friday near Cerbere, south-western France

Muslim women pray for rain to put out the fires which enveloped the region in Pekanbaru, Riau province

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Muslim women pray for rain to put out the fires which enveloped the region in Pekanbaru, Riau province on Tuesday.

A house is engulfed in flames as firefighters attempt to put it out during the Valley fire in Seigler Springs, California.

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A house is engulfed in flames as firefighters attempt to put it out during the Valley fire in Seigler Springs, California.

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 on August 10, 2015. A huge blast struck near the entrance of Kabul's international airport on August 10 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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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. 

 A DC-10 firefighting aircraft drops fire retardant on a ridge in front of the Rocky Fire on August 3, 2015 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. The fire is currently 12 percent contained and has destroyed at least 14 homes. 6,300 homes are threatened by the fast moving  blaze

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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 on August 2 in drought-parched California, where officials evacuated entire neighborhoods and closed miles of highway in the path of the inferno, which has claimed at least one life.

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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 firefighter battles a spot fire at the Rocky Fire in Lake County, California 

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.

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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 July 17, 2015 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. More than 120 firefighters had been dispatched to the area, supported by 50 fire engines, four aircraft and two helicopters

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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

***BESTPIX*** Petrochemical Plant Ablaze In Shandong...RIZHAO, CHINA - JULY 16:  (CHINA OUT) Flames rise from a petrochemical plant on July 16, 2015 in Rizhao, China. A fire, caused by a liquefied hydrocarbon leak, broke out at around 7:40 a.m. on July 16, at the plant and took 24 hours to put out. No casualties have been reported, according to firefighters.  (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***

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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...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, July 14, 2015.  Marseille firemen were still trying to extinguish one of two fires that started overnight on a petrochemical facility owned by American firm LyondellBasell and located near the airport of France's second largest city, a Reuters witness reported on Tuesday. Marseille authorities said no one had been injured on site but that reasons behind the two incidents were still unclear

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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

Chinese People's Liberation Army Barracks Open Day

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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.

A young boy carrying metal to sell walks past as a fire burns through part of Gikomba market, East Africa's largest second hand clothing market, in Nairobi, Kenya.

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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 tires 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 June 19, 2015.

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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...A man rides a horse cart, as smoke from a fuel depot fire billows in the background, in Vasylkiv, Kiev region, Ukraine, June 9, 2015. 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. The fire burned overnight and by morning had spread to at least 16 tanks, most of them storing petrol, sending a huge pall of smoke over the area surrounding the depot near Vasylkiv, 30 km (19 miles) from Kiev. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

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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