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A flood victim attempting to help his disabled child at a food hand-out point in Nchalo, Malawi. The Malawi government has declared half the country a disaster zone after torrential rains killed at least 170 people, left an estimated 100,000 homeless, and destroyed bridges and roads. The death toll had earlier been given as 48. It rose after villagers in the southern district of Nsanje were swept away by swelling rivers. Meteorologists warned that rains could continue for days.

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A flood victim attempting to help his disabled child at a food hand-out point in Nchalo, Malawi. The Malawi government has declared half the country a disaster zone after torrential rains killed at least 170 people, left an estimated 100,000 homeless, and destroyed bridges and roads

Heavy rain caused flooding in southern Thailand...epaselect epa04534557 A photo made available on 19 December 2014 shows a Thai child wading through floodwater during heavy rain at a Thai-Malaysian border district of Waeng, Narathiwat province, southern Thailand, 17 December 2014. Floods triggered by heavy rains along the Thai-Malaysian border province killed one child and two people missing affected tens of thousands villagers, media reports.  EPA/STR THAILAND OUT

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A child wading through floodwater during heavy rain at a Thai-Malaysian border district of Waeng, Narathiwat province, southern Thailand. Floods triggered by heavy rains along the Thai-Malaysian border province killed one child and two people missing affected tens of thousands villagers, media reports. 

A Palestinian school girl holds an umbrella as she walks near the ruins of houses that witnesses said were destroyed by Israeli shelling during the most recent conflict between Israel and Hamas, on a rainy day in the east of Gaza City...A Palestinian school girl holds an umbrella as she walks near the ruins of houses that witnesses said were destroyed by Israeli shelling during the most recent conflict between Israel and Hamas, on a rainy day in the east of Gaza City November 24, 2014.

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A Palestinian girl walks near the ruins of houses that were destroyed by Israeli shelling during the most recent conflict between Israel and Hamas, on a rainy day in the east of Gaza City.

Flood victims  are evacuated in a rescue boat after their homes were swamped by heavy flooding in Marikina, Metro Manila September 19, 2014. Heavy rain in the Philippine capital, Manila, caused flooding in many areas on Friday, shutting schools, government offices and financial markets as a tropical storm made landfall to the north. Thousands of residents in low-lying areas were moved to higher ground, officials said, as flood waters rose quickly after the equivalent of half a month's usual rain fell in six hours.

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Flood victims are evacuated in a rescue boat after their homes were swamped by heavy flooding in Marikina, Metro Manila. Heavy rain in the Philippine capital, Manila, caused flooding in many areas on Friday, shutting schools, government offices and financial markets as a tropical storm made landfall to the north

Attilane Forgacs wades in water flooding her house in Siofok, 102 kms southwest of Budapest, Hungary, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, after three months  amount of rain fell on the town on Sunday.

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Attilane Forgacs wades in water flooding her house in Siofok, 102 kms southwest of Budapest, Hungary on Monday, after three months worth of rain fell on the town on Sunday.

Flood victims watch from the windows of a hotel as Kashmiri volunteers try to get relief material across to them in the city center of Srinagar, India, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.  Flash floods have killed hundreds, washed away crops, damaged tens of thousands of homes and affected over a million people since Sept. 3, when heavy monsoon rains lashed Pakistan's eastern Punjab province and the Kashmir region, claimed by both India and Pakistan.

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Flood victims watch from the windows of a hotel as Kashmiri volunteers try to get relief material across to them in the city centre of Srinagar, India

A Pakistani girl leaves her flooded VILLAGE in Jhang, Pakistan, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. Pakistani troops used helicopters and boats to evacuate thousands of marooned people from the country s plains where raging monsoon floods inundated more villages Thursday, officials said.

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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

Commuters walk under the rain along Comercio square during a partial strike by Lisbon's subway workers, in Lisbon, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. The subway staff walked off the job during the morning rush hour in a protest against pay cuts and the company's possible privatization. The strike brought misery to commuters who faced long queues for buses in the rain.

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Commuters walk in the rain through Comercio square during a partial strike by Lisbon‘s subway workers on Wednesday

An Indian woman walks near her house that was damaged in floods on the banks of the Tawi River in Jammu, India, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. Six days of rains in Indian Kashmir have left more than 120 people dead in the region's worst flooding in more than five decades, submerging hundreds of villages and triggering landslides, officials said.

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A woman walks near her house that was damaged in floods on the banks of the Tawi River in Jammu, India on Monday

A nomadic woman carries a milk container while shifting her belongings to a safer place from the flooded banks of river Tawi after heavy rains in Jammu September 5, 2014. Sixty-five people were killed after heavy rains caused flash floods in Indian-administered Kashmir, including a wedding party on a bus that was swept away, officials said on Thursday. Authorities declared a disaster alert in the northern region after two days of heavy rain hit villages across the Kashmir valley, causing the worst flooding in two decades.

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A nomadic woman carries a milk container while shifting her belongings to a safer place from the flooded banks of river Tawi after heavy rains in Jammu on Friday

Anti-government protesters take shelter under plastic sheet during heavy rain in morning, in front of President's house in the Red Zone during the Revolution March in Islamabad...Anti-government protesters take shelter under a plastic sheet during heavy rain in the morning, in front of the President's house in the Red Zone during the Revolution March in Islamabad September 4, 2014. Pakistan's protest leaders demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation prepared to resume talks with the government on Wednesday, reviving hopes for a negotiated solution to a crisis that has shaken the coup-prone nation.

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Anti-government protesters take shelter under a plastic sheet during heavy morning rain in front of the president’s house in the army guarded ‘red zone’, Islamabad

A Indian villager walks near the scene following a landslide at Malin village in Pune district of India's western Indian state of Maharashtra on July 31, 2014. Rescuers battled through heavy rains in a desperate search for victims of a landslide in western India that buried dozens of homes, with fears the death toll could reach 150.

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A villager walks near the scene of a landslide at Malin village in the Pune district of India’s western state of Maharashtra. Rescuers battled through heavy rains in a search for victims after dozens of homes were buried, with a death toll nearing 150

Wild Weather Hits Melbourne...MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 31:  People shelter from the rain under umbrellas as they cross the road from Federation Square on July 31, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. Temperatures dropped and strong winds of over 100mk/h hit Melbourne this afternoon, bringing rain and hail across the state.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

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Braving the weather in Federation Square in Melbourne, Australia as temperatures dropped and strong winds of over 100km an hour hit the city this afternoon, bringing rain and hail across the state. 

North Korean men cycle in the rain past homes built for farmers at the Mangyongdae Cooperative Farm, Wednesday, July 30, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea. As the planting season ends and the rainy season begins, North Koreans are girding for the possibility of floods, which, after weeks of drought, have already caused some damage across wide swaths of the nation.

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North Korean men cycle in the rain past homes built for farmers at the Mangyongdae Cooperative Farm on Wednesday in Pyongyang, North Korea. As the planting season ends and the rainy season begins, North Koreans are preparing for the possibility of floods

Street lamps are seen among floodwaters next to partially submerged buildings by an over flowing river at the ancient town as heavy rainfall hits Fenghuang county...Street lamps are seen among floodwaters next to partially submerged buildings by an over flowing river at the ancient town as heavy rainfall hits Fenghuang county, Hunan province July 15, 2014.  More than 50,000 locals and tourists were evacuated since Monday night as record downpours hit Fenghuang county of central China's Hunan province, Xinhua News Agency reported.

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Street lamps are seen among floodwaters next to partially submerged buildings by an over flowing river as heavy rainfall hits the ancient town of Fenghuang county, Hunan province on Tuesday

People holding umbrellas walk against strong winds and heavy rain brought about by Typhoon Neoguri on a street in Naha, on Japan's southern island of Okinawa, in this photo taken by Kyodo July 9, 2014. Torrential rains battered Japan's Okinawa islands on Wednesday as a weakened but still dangerous typhoon, leaving two dead and threatening widespread flooding as it headed for the nation's main islands.  Mandatory credit.

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People struggle against strong winds and heavy rain brought about by Typhoon Neoguri on a street in Naha, on Japan’s southern island of Okinawa on Wednesday

Cycling Tour de France

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Rain clouds spell trouble for the riders as the peloton heads towards Lille during the Tour de France. The riders set out from Le Touquet for the 163 km fourth stage of the three-week race.

Spectators take cover from the rain at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London June 30, 2014.

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Spectators take cover from the rain at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London

Indian commuters make their way through  a heavy downpour in Amritsar on June 25, 2014. Rain fell in several areas of northern India, bringing down temperatures in the region as the monsoon season approaches.

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Indian commuters make their way through a heavy downpour in Amritsar on Wednesday. Rain fell in several areas of northern India, bringing down temperatures in the region as the monsoon season approaches.

Indonesian children play in the rain during a heavy downpour in Jakarta, Indonesia

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Indonesian children play in the rain during a heavy downpour in Jakarta, Indonesia