Rescue

A group of 300 sub-Saharan Africans sit on board the Italian Finance Police vessel Di Bartolo as their boat  is left to adrift off the coast of Sicily

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A group of 300 sub-Saharan Africans sit on board the Italian Finance Police vessel Di Bartolo as their boat is left to adrift off the coast of Sicily.

Migrants wait to disembark from military ship "Bettica" following a rescue operation at sea on May 5, 2015 in the port of Salerno, southern Italy. Italy reacted Monday to the arrival of thousands of new migrants at its southern ports by demanding that its European Union partners meet the cost of taking them in. Speaking after the weekend rescue of nearly 6,000 migrants in the Mediterranean, Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni said promises made at last month's EU summit after a migrant boat disaster left 750 dead had to be honoured.

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Migrants wait to disembark from military ship “Bettica” following a rescue operation at sea on Tuesday in the port of Salerno, southern Italy

Earthquake survivor is rescued by the Armed Police Force from the collapsed Hilton Hotel, the result of an earthquake in Kathmandu...ATTENTION EDITORS - REUTERS PICTURE HIGHLIGHT Earthquake survivor Pema Lama, 15, is rescued by the Armed Police Force from the collapsed Hilton Hotel, the result of an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal April 30, 2015. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY REUTERS NEWS PICTURES HAS NOW MADE IT EASIER TO FIND THE BEST PHOTOS FROM THE MOST IMPORTANT STORIES AND TOP STANDALONES EACH DAY. Search for "TPX" in the IPTC Supplemental Category field or "IMAGES OF THE DAY" in the Caption field and you will find a selection of 80-100 of our daily Top Pictures.

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Earthquake survivor Pema Lama, 15, is rescued by the Armed Police Force from the collapsed Hilton Hotel, the result of an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal 

An injured girl is carried by a Nepal Army personnel to a helicopter following Saturday's earthquake in Sindhupalchowk, Nepal,

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An injured girl is carried by a Nepal Army personnel to a helicopter following Saturday’s earthquake in Sindhupalchowk, Nepal 

Over 200 illegal migrants, before they are shipped to the Italian mainland after being rescued by Italian Guardia di Finanza boat 'Denaro' in the Mediterranean Sea

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Over 200 illegal migrants cram into a boat as they are shipped to the Italian mainland after being rescued by Italian Guardia di Finanza boat ‘Denaro’ in the Mediterranean Sea

Rescued migrants walk along the quayside after disembarking from the Italian Navy vessel Bettica in the Sicilian harbour of Augusta on Wednesday. European governments came under increasing pressure to tackle the Mediterranean's migrant crisis ahead of an emergency summit, as harrowing details emerged of the fate of hundreds who died in the latest tragedy

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Rescued migrants walk along the quayside after disembarking from the Italian Navy vessel Bettica in the Sicilian harbour of Augusta on Wednesday

A member of the Afghan security force holds a woman while rescuing her from the site of an attack in Mazar-i-Sharif

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A member of the Afghan security force holds a woman while rescuing her from the site of an attack in Mazar-i-Sharif, on Wednesday.

Miners arrive to help with the rescue effort in Zasyadko coal mine in Donetsk...Miners arrive to help with the rescue effort in Zasyadko coal mine in Donetsk March 4, 2015. A blast at the coal mine in the eastern Ukrainian rebel stronghold of Donetsk killed more than 30 people, a local official said on Wednesday, with dozens more miners who were underground at the time unaccounted for.

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Miners arrive to help with the rescue effort in Zasyadko coal mine in Donetsk on Wednesday. A blast at the coal mine in the eastern Ukrainian rebel stronghold of Donetsk killed more than 30 people

A man is rescued by rescue team as the water covered the old city, in Tudela, northern Spain, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. Heavy rain has lead to flooding in northern Spain over the past few days, especially in Navarra province.

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A man is rescued from flood waters in the old city in Tudela, northern Spain on Friday. Heavy rain has caused flooding in northern regions over the past few days, especially in Navarra province

Rescue workers gather around a collapsed building in Makongeni area of Nairobi, Kenya. Several people are feared trapped or dead after a five-storey residential building collapsed in the early hours of Wednesday. The cause of the collapse in unknown

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Rescue workers gather around a collapsed building in Makongeni area of Nairobi, Kenya. Several people were feared trapped or dead after a five-storey residential building collapsed early on Wednesday

Rescue workers and civilians search for survivors in the rubble of an eight-story building that collapsed in the Cairo suburb of Matariya, early Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Police officials say several people were killed. Building collapses are common in Egypt, where shoddy construction is widespread in shantytowns, poor city neighbourhoods and rural areas.

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Rescue workers and civilians search for survivors in the rubble of an eight-story building that collapsed in the Cairo suburb of Matariya, early Tuesday. Police officials say several people were killed

Members of the army rescue unidentified trekkers from the Thorung La mountain pass on the Annapurna Circuit, near Muktinath, in Mustang district, Nepal, 17 October 2014. In total seven dead bodies of trekkers including from Poland, Israel, China and Nepal have been brought to Kathmamdu over the past 24 hours, however the search operation continues for trekkers who went missing in a snowstorm, triggered by Cyclone Hudhud which brought heavy snowfall, which has so far claimed to lives of 29 people, though dozens remain unaccounted for.

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Members of the army rescue unidentified trekkers from the Thorung La mountain pass on the Annapurna Circuit, near Muktinath, in Mustang district, Nepal on Friday

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

Bosnian rescue miners return from a mission underground at the coal mine Raspotocje in the central Bosnian town of Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 05 September 2014. Rescuers are attempting to reach at least five miners still trapped in the Bosnian coal mine after a tunnel partially collapsed, local media reported. The rescuers were in contact with the 34 miners on the other side of the cave-in caused by a minor earthquake on 04 September. The 133-year-old mine at Zenica, some 60 kilometres northwest of Sarajevo, was already hit by cave-in in March 2014 injuring 11 miners, and another fatal accident in 2013.

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Bosnian rescue miners return from a mission underground at the coal mine Raspotocje in the central Bosnian town of Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina on Friday. Rescuers are attempting to reach at least five miners still trapped in the Bosnian coal mine after a tunnel partially collapsed

A rescue worker holds a rescue dog on a leash whilst standing on collapsed buildings after an earthquake in Longtoushan town, Ludian county, Yunnan province, China, 08 August 2014. A 6.5 earthquake hit the region on 03 August 2014. The death toll rose to 615 on 07 August 2014 from the earthquake in south-western China, with 114 people still missing and 3,143 injured, the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs said.

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A rescue worker holds a rescue dog on a leash whilst standing on collapsed buildings after an earthquake in Longtoushan town, Ludian county, Yunnan province, China

Rescue workers try to help a driver out of his car, after the vehicle was stuck over an alley in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province

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Rescue workers try to help a driver out of his car, after the vehicle was stuck over an alley in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, China

TOPSHOTS Chinese rescuers carry an injuried resident after an earthquake hit an area of Ludian county in Zhaotong in southwest China's Yunnan province on August 3, 2014. At least 150 people were killed and 1,300 injured after a strong earthquake hit southwest China's mountainous Yunnan province, state media said. The quake in Zhaotong prefecture, in the province's northeast, toppled buildings and left residents frantically searching for survivors beneath the rubble, images on social media showed.  AFP PHOTO/STR  CHINA OUTSTR/AFP/Getty Images

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Chinese rescuers carry an injuried resident after an earthquake hit an area of Ludian county in Zhaotong in southwest China‘s Yunnan province. The quake in Zhaotong prefecture, in the province’s northeast, toppled buildings and left residents frantically searching for survivors beneath the rubble. 

Rescue personnel survey the wreckage after an explosion in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, August 1, 2014. The explosion caused by a gas leak in Taiwan's second city killed 22 people, injured 270 and sent flames shooting 15 storeys into the air, a government agency said.

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Rescue personnel survey the wreckage after an explosion in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, on Friday. The explosion, caused by a gas leak, killed 22 people, injured 270 and sent flames shooting 15 storeys into the air

Rescue workers remove debris at a collapsed apartment after an airstrike  in Snizhne, 100 kms east from the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine Tuesday, July 15, 2014. An airstrike demolished an apartment block in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, killing at least nine civilians, rescue workers said. The attack adds to the steadily growing number of civilians killed over four months in a dogged pro-Russian insurgency. Government officials denied the Tuesday strike was carried out by Ukraine's air force.

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Rescue workers remove debris at a collapsed apartment after an air strike in Snizhne, 100 km east from the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine. An air strike demolished an apartment block in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, killing at least nine civilians.

A Syrian man carries two girls covered with dust

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A man carries two girls covered with dust following a reported air strike by government forces in the northern city of Aleppo, Syria.