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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

Asim Skopljak talks on a mobile phone as he walks near a car stranded in mud on a street that was hit by floods in Topcic Polje, near Zepce May 16, 2014. The heaviest rains and floods in 120 years have hit Bosnia and Serbia, killing five people, forcing hundreds out of their homes and cutting off entire towns.

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Asim Skopljak talks on a mobile phone as he walks near a car stranded in mud on a street that was hit by floods in Topcic Polje, near Zepce on Friday. The heaviest rains and floods in 120 years have hit Bosnia and Serbia, killing five people, forcing hundreds out of their homes and cutting off entire towns

British army soldiers place sandbags at the entrance to a flooded house at Chertsey, England, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.  The River Thames has burst its banks after reaching its highest level for many years, flooding riverside towns upstream of London, including Chertsey which is about 30 miles west of central London. Some hundreds of troops have been deployed to assist with flood protection and to get medical assistance to the sick and vulnerable.

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British army soldiers place sandbags at the entrance to a flooded house at Chertsey, England. The River Thames has burst its banks after reaching its highest level for many years, flooding riverside towns upstream of London, including Chertsey which is about 30 miles west of central London.

***BESTPIX***  Aerial Views Show The Extent Of The Flooding On The Somerset Levels...BRIDGWATER, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 10:  Water surrounds flooded properties in the village of Moorland on the Somerset Levels on February 10, 2014 in Somerset, England. Thousands of acres of the Somerset Levels have been under water for weeks, yet flood levels are still rising and worryingly, more rain is forecast for later this week.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***

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Marooned properties in the village of Moorland on the Somerset Levels, England. Thousands of acres in the area have been under water for weeks, yet flood levels are still rising and more rain is forecast. 

Pakistani men, who were displaced with their families from Pakistan's tribal areas due to fighting between the Taliban and the army, clear open sewage paths so rainwater can drain, in an attempt to avoid flooding during a heavy rainfall, in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014.

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Pakistani men clear open sewage paths in a poor neighbourhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, in an attempt to avoid flooding. The men and their families have been displaced from tribal areas because of fighting between the Taliban and the army.

A general view of the Thames Barrier on January 7, 2014 in London, United Kingdom. After a period of recent storms and heavy rain, forecasters are warning that there is still more bad weather to come over the next few days.

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The Thames Barrier aims to prevent London, UK from being flooded by exceptionally high tides and storm surges moving up from the North Sea. After a period of recent storms and heavy rain, forecasters are warning that there is still more bad weather to come over the next few days.

 

French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault ...French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault (R) waits for the arrival of his Italian counterpart prior to their meeting on October 25, 2013 at the Hotel Matignon in Paris.    AFP PHOTO / PATRICK KOVARIKPATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images

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Pope Francis waves to crowds in the rainFILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis blesses and waves to the crowd as he arrives for his weekly open-air general audience in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican. 

Pupils walk with umbrellas on the first day of the new school year at the Nam Thanh Cong school in Hano...Pupils walk with umbrellas in the rain on the first day of the new school year at the Nam Thanh Cong school in Hanoi September 5, 2013. Schools in Vietnam reopened on Thursday, with around 22 million children heading back to classrooms after a three-month summer break, local newspapers reported. REUTERS/Kham

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Students shield themselves from the rain on the first day of the new school year at Nam Thanh Cong school, in Hanoi. Schools in Vietnam reopened on Thursday, with about 22m children heading back to classrooms after a three-month summer break 

Rain clouds loom over the Brahmaputra ri...Rain clouds loom over the Brahmaputra river in Guwahati, capital of northeastern Assam state, on August 27, 2013. The monsoon season, which runs from June to September, accounts for about 80 percent of India's annual rainfall, vital for a farm economy which lacks adequate irrigation facilities. However, the flooding also causes hundreds of deaths and damage to infrastructure, homes and farms across India.  AFP PHOTO/ BIJU BOROBIJU BORO/AFP/Getty Images

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Rain clouds loom over the Brahmaputra river in Guwahati, northeast India, on Tuesday. About 80 per cent of India’s annual rainfall falls during the monsoon season, which runs from June to September. The rains are vital for the agricultural economy but the flooding also causes hundreds of deaths and damage to infrastructure, homes and farms across India 

Pedestrians make their way along a flooded road while vehicles make slow progress in heavy traffic on Thursday, Aug 22, 2013, in Yangon, Myanmar. Heavy rains on Thursday evening caused road flooding and traffic congestion in many parts of Yangon. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)

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Pedestrians make their way along a flooded road while vehicles make slow progress in heavy traffic on Thursday in Yangon, Myanmar

A girl, one of the thousands affected by flooding due to heavy rains exacerbated by Tropical Storm Trami, cries after a cup of congee she received slipped from her hands during a food distribution in Marikina, east of Manila on August 21, 2013, as rains pounded the capital city for the third day.  Heavy rain pounded the Philippine capital and surrounding areas for a third day August 21, adding to the misery of nearly 300,0000 exhausted people displaced from their flooded homes.

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A young girl is distressed after a cup of congee (rice porridge) she received during a food distribution in Marikina, east of Manila, slipped from her hands. The girl is one of the thousands of people affected by flooding brought on by tropical storm Trami, which has been pounding the Philippine capital for a third day on Wednesday

Residents wade through a flooded street in Manila on August 20, 2013. Flood-battered residents of the Philippine capital and surrounding areas appealed for help on August 20 as relentless monsoon rains, which have claimed at least seven lives, submerged more than half of Manila.

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Residents wade through a flooded street in Manila. Flooded residents of the Philippine capital and surrounding areas appealed for help on Tuesday as relentless monsoon rains, which have claimed at least seven lives, submerged more than half of Manila.