Rescue

A handout picture released by the Italian Navy shows people jumping out of a boat right before it overturns in Canal of Sicily off the Libyan coast, 25 May 2016. The Italian navy says it has recovered five bodies from the overturned migrant ship.

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A picture released by the Italian Navy shows people jumping out of a boat right before it overturns in Canal of Sicily off the Libyan coast. The Italian navy says it has recovered five bodies from the overturned migrant ship

Colombian rescuers work amid the rubble ...Colombian rescuers work amid the rubble in Pedernales, Ecuador on April 18, 2016.  The death toll from the powerful earthquake that struck Ecuador over the weekend has risen to at least 413, government officials reported Monday. / AFP PHOTO / RODRIGO BUENDIARODRIGO BUENDIA/AFP/Getty Images

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Colombian rescuers work amid the rubble in Pedernales, Ecuador. The death toll from the powerful earthquake that struck Ecuador over the weekend has risen to at least 413, government officials reported on Monday

Baby is carried away by rescue workers after being rescued from her collapsed home caused by an earthquake in Mashiki town, Kumamoto prefecture, Japan...An eight-month-old baby is carried away by rescue workers after being rescued from her collapsed home caused by an earthquake in Mashiki town, Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan, in this photo taken by Mainichi Shimbun April 15, 2016 early morning. Mandatory credit REUTERS/Daisuke Wada/Mainichi Shimbun via Reuters  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. MANDATORY CREDIT. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. JAPAN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN JAPAN.       TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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An eight-month-old baby is carried away by rescue workers after being rescued from her collapsed home caused by an earthquake in Mashiki town, Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan

A migrant, identified as a 20-year old Pelen Hussein from Syria, stands on top of a capsized boat as he waits for being rescued by the members of Turkish Coast Guard Air Command in the Aegean Sea off the waters of Edremit bay...A migrant, identified as a 20-year old Pelen Hussein from Syria, stands on top of a capsized boat as he waits for being rescued by the members of Turkish Coast Guard Air Command in the Aegean Sea off the waters of Edremit bay, Turkey February 8, 2016, in this handout photo provided by the Turkish Coast Guard Command. Twenty-seven migrants, 11 of them children, drowned on Monday off Turkey's Aegean coast as they tried to reach a Greek island, the Turkish coast guard said. The boat sank in the Aegean Sea near the Edremit area of the northwestern province Balikesir.  REUTERS/Turkish Coast Guard Command/Handout via Reuters ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. THE PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS.

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A migrant, identified as a 20-year old Pelen Hussein from Syria, stands on top of a capsized boat as he waits for being rescued by the members of Turkish Coast Guard Air Command in the Aegean Sea off the waters of Edremit bay, Turkey 

Rescue workers and excavation vehicles carry out their rescue and search operation on what was the top (foreground) of the Wei-Kuan complex which collapsed in the 6.4 magnitude earthquake, in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan

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Rescue workers and excavation vehicles carry out their rescue and search operation on what was the top (foreground) of the Wei-Kuan complex which collapsed in the 6.4 magnitude earthquake, in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan

France Drifting Ship

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Rescue workers control the cable on the 164-meter (538-foot) cargo ship”Modern Express”as it is towed while it drifted off the coast of France. Rescuers have begun towing a cargo ship that had been adrift for five days in southwest France

Rescuers search for potential survivors following a landslide at an industrial park in Shenzhen, in south China's Guangdong province, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015.  Authorities blamed an enormous, man-made mountain of soil and waste for the collapse of nearly three dozen buildings that left 81 people missing in southern China's most prominent manufacturing city. Rescuers excavating the mud-drenched mess pulled out one body early Tuesday, the landslide's first confirmed death

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Rescuers search for potential survivors following a landslide at an industrial park in Shenzhen, in south China’s Guangdong province, Tuesday

Rescue workers search for survivors in the aftermath of a landslide in Shenzhen in southern China's Guangdong province Monday. The massive landslide buried dozens of buildings when it swept through an industrial park in the Chinese city

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Rescue workers search for survivors in the aftermath of a landslide in Shenzhen in southern China’s Guangdong province Monday. The massive landslide buried dozens of buildings when it swept through an industrial park in the Chinese cit

Flooding Chaos As Thousands Evacuated Across Northern England...CARLISLE, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 07:  Rescue teams carry people to safety through the flood water as they continue to to evacuate homes after Storm Desmond caused flooding on December 7, 2015 in Carlisle, England. Storm Desmond has brought severe disruption to areas of northern England with dozens of flood warnings remaining in place throughout the country. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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Rescue teams carry people to safety through the flood water as they continue to to evacuate homes after Storm Desmond caused flooding in Carlisle, England. Storm Desmond has brought severe disruption to areas of northern England with dozens of flood warnings remaining in place throughout the country

Rescue workers stand in front of a damaged building near the site of last week's explosions at Binhai new district in Tianjin, China, August 17, 2015. Many operations have resumed at China's Tianjin port, trade sources said, after explosions last week that killed more than 100 people and disrupted business at what is an important oil, gas and bulk import harbor for Asia's biggest economy. The explosions on August 12 led to the disruption of all chemical and oil tanker discharges at the port, and imports of iron ore were also affected

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Rescue workers stand in front of a damaged building near the site of last week’s explosions at Binhai new district in Tianjin, China, on Monday

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This picture released by the Italian navy shows an immigrant being rescued by a helicopter from the Italian navy ship Mimbell 

A migrant child is brought onto the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship

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A migrant child is brought onto the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship MV Phoenix after being rescued from an overloaded wooden boat 10.5 miles (16 km) off the coast of Libya.

Migrants on a rubber dinghy wait to be rescued by the Migrant Offshore Aid Station ship MV Phoenix off the coast of Libya

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Migrants on a rubber dinghy wait to be rescued by the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship MV Phoenix, some 20 miles off the coast of Libya, on Monday

Migrants arrive at the port in the Tunisian town of Ben Guerdane, some 40 kilometres west of the Libyan border, following their rescue by Tunisia's coastguard and navy after their vessel overturned off Libya, on June 10, 2015. 354 migrants were rescued from two boats which broke down as they headed from Libya to Italy, the Red Crescent and an AFP correspondent said

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Migrants arrive at the port in the Tunisian town of Ben Guerdane, some 40 kilometres west of the Libyan border, following their rescue by Tunisia’s coastguard and navy after their vessel overturned off Libya, on Wednesday

A woman is helped after being pulled out by divers from a sunken ship in Jianli

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A woman is helped after being pulled out by divers from a sunken ship in Jianli, Hubei province. Divers pulled the 85-year-old woman from the hull of the passenger ship carrying 458 people that capsized on China’s Yangtze River on Tuesday.

Syrian refugees are seen on Kos following an attempt to cross part of the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece...REFILE CORRECTIN GRAMMAR Seven-month-old Syrian refugee Jaffe is held by her mother Nada in a Greek coast guard van next to her father Ahmed (L), after they were rescued, on the Greek island of Kos following an attempt to cross part of the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece early May 26, 2015. Hundreds of mainly Syrian and Afghan immigrants on Tuesday landed on the Greek island of Kos in the south-eastern Aegean Sea. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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Seven-month-old Syrian refugee Jaffe is held by her mother Nada in a Greek coast guard van next to her father Ahmed. They were rescued, on the Greek island of Kos following an attempt to cross part of the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece early on Monday 

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