Rubble

Palestinian workers remove iron from the rubble of a building that was destroyed during the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas' militants in the summer of 2014, in the al-Shejaeiya neighbourhood, east of Gaza City, on July 2, 2015.

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Palestinian workers remove iron from the rubble of a building that was destroyed during the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas’ militants in the summer of 2014, in the al-Shejaeiya neighbourhood, east of Gaza City, on Thursday

A member of the Kurdish security service sits next to the rubble of the security service headquarters in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakeh on June 28, 2015, days after Islamic State (IS) group targeted the building with an explosive-rigged vehicle. IS seized two neighbourhoods in southern Hasakeh last week in a new attempt to seize the provincial capital, causing tens of thousands of people to flee, according to the United Nations

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A member of the Kurdish security service sits next to the rubble of the security service headquarters in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakeh, days after Islamic State (IS) group targeted the building with an explosive-rigged vehicle

Guard sits on the rubble of the house of Brigadier Fouad al-Emad, an army commander loyal to the Houthis, after air strikes destroyed it in Sanaa, Yemen...A guard sits on the rubble of the house of Brigadier Fouad al-Emad, an army commander loyal to the Houthis, after air strikes destroyed it in Sanaa, Yemen June 15, 2015. Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition bombarded Yemen's Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa overnight as the country's warring factions prepared for talks expected to start in Geneva on Monday

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A guard sits on the rubble of the house of Brigadier Fouad al-Emad, an army commander loyal to the Houthis, after air strikes destroyed it in Sanaa, Yemen, on Monday

Yemenis search for survivors under the rubble of houses in the UNESCO-listed heritage site in the old city of Yemeni capital Sanaa, on June 12, 2015 following an overnight Saudi-led air strike. Residents said the pre-dawn strike, which killed five people  was the first direct hit on old Sanaa since the launch of the bombing campaign against Huthi rebels in late March.

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Yemenis search for survivors under the rubble of houses in the UNESCO-listed heritage site in the old city of Yemeni capital Sanaa, on Friday following an overnight Saudi-led air strike

Houthi militants stand in front of the Defence Ministry compound after it was hit by Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen's capital Sanaa...Houthi militants stand in front of the Defence Ministry compound after it was hit by Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen's capital Sanaa June 10, 2015

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Houthi militants stand in front of the Defence Ministry compound after it was hit by Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen’s capital Sanaa on Wednesday

An elderly resident sits in front of her demolished house during the demolition of informal settlements in order to give way to a road widening project of the government near the fish port in Manila on Tuesday. Shantytowns dot the Philippine capital where many of the city's poor are forced to reside

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An elderly resident sits in front of her demolished house during the demolition of informal settlements in order to give way to a road widening project of the government near the fish port in Manila on Tuesday. Shantytowns dot the Philippine capital where many of the city’s poor are forced to reside

A vendor works at his stall next to piles of rubble and debris from destroyed and damaged temples and shrines at Durbar Square in Lalitpur, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, on Thursday, May 28, 2015. Nepal's gross domestic product will probably grow 3.8% in the year through July 15 compared with a previous forecast of 4.6%, after the earthquake in April devastated the Himalayan nation, according to Asian Development Bank's Nepal economist Chandan Sapkota

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A vendor works at his stall next to piles of rubble and debris from destroyed and damaged temples and shrines at Durbar Square in Lalitpur, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

People gather on the rubble of houses destroyed by a Saudi-led air strike near Yemen's capital Sanaa June 3, 2015. Air strikes by a Saudi-led Arab alliance shook Yemen's capital Sanaa on Wednesday, mainly targeting military bases aligned with the dominant Houthi group, residents said

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People gather on the rubble of houses destroyed by a Saudi-led airstrike near Yemen’s capital Sanaa on Wednesday

A Syrian man carries a body after it was removed from the rubble of buildings following a reported barrel bomb attack by government forces on the Qadi Askar district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on May 20, 2015.

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A Syrian man carries a body after it was removed from the rubble of buildings following a barrel bomb attack by government forces on the Qadi Askar district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Wednesday

Children walk over rubble carrying a bag of bread after what activists said were airstrikes by warplanes loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Erbeen, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta...Children walk over rubble carrying a bag of bread after what activists said were airstrikes by warplanes loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Erbeen, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta May 15, 2015

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Children walk over rubble carrying a bag of bread after airstrikes by warplanes loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in Erbeen, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta on Friday

A Nepalese resident carries a child as she walks past damaged homes in Bhaktapur on the outskirts of Kathmandu on May 13, 2015, following a new earthquake that hit May 12.  Rescuers were battling to reach survivors of a deadly new earthquake in Nepal that triggered landslides and brought down buildings, as the search continued for a US military helicopter that went missing while delivering aid. Thousands of traumatised survivors spent the night outdoors, afraid to return to their houses after the 7.3-magnitude quake hit, less than three weeks after the country was devastated by its deadliest quake in more than 80 years.

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A Nepalese resident carries a child as she walks past damaged homes in Bhaktapur on the outskirts of Kathmandu on Wednesday, following a new earthquake that hit the day before

Habibe Biyali stands inside a room in her house heavily damaged by fighting in Kumanovo, Macedonia, Monday, May 11, 2015.  Residents are returning to their homes in a northern Macedonian town where a fierce weekend battle between special police units and alleged ethnic Albanian militants left 22 dead and at least 37 injured

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Habibe Biyali stands inside a room in her house heavily damaged by fighting in Kumanovo, Macedonia on Monday. Residents are returning to their homes in a northern Macedonian town where a fierce weekend battle between special police units and alleged ethnic Albanian militants left 22 dead and at least 37 injured

Nepal military personnel work to clear rubble along the street of Bashantapur Durbar Square, a UNESCO world heritage site, after the April 25 earthquake at Kathmandu in Nepal, May 7, 2015.

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Nepal military personnel work to clear rubble along the street of Bashantapur Durbar Square, a UNESCO world heritage site, after the recent earthquake at Kathmandu in Nepal on Thursday

A boy stands in rubble from houses destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, May 1, 2015. Saudi Arabia leads a coalition of mostly Sunni Arab countries conducting airstrikes against the rebels who have overrun the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, and forced the Western-backed president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, to flee the country

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A boy stands in rubble from houses destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen, on Friday

Palestinian girls walk past rubble of heavily damaged buildings on Wednesday in the eastern Gaza City neighborhood of Shejaiya which was destroyed during the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas militants in the summer of 2014.

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Palestinian girls walk past rubble of heavily damaged buildings on Wednesday in the eastern Gaza City neighborhood of Shejaiya which was destroyed during the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas militants in the summer of 2014

Palestinian children play amidst debris of houses that were destroyed during the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas militants in the summer of 2014, in the Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanun on Friday.

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Palestinian children play amid debris of houses that were destroyed during the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas militants last summer, in the Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanun on Friday

A boy stands on rubble as people try to put out a fire after what activists said were airstrikes and shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Assad in Douma...A boy stands on rubble as people try to put out a fire after what activists said were airstrikes followed by shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus, February 9, 2015

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A boy stands on rubble as people try to put out a fire after airstrikes and shelling by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in the Douma area of Damascus, Syria

A fighter of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) stands next to damaged buildings in the northern Syrian town of Kobani January 30, 2015. Sheets meant to hide residents from snipers' sights still hang over streets in the Syrian border town of Kobani, and its shattered buildings and cratered roads suggest those who fled are unlikely to return soon. Kurdish forces said this week they had taken full control of Kobani, a mainly Kurdish town near the Turkish border, after months of bombardment by Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot that has spread across Syria and Iraq.

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A fighter of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) stands next to damaged buildings in the northern Syrian town of Kobani on Friday. Sheets meant to hide residents from snipers’ sights still hang over streets in the Syrian border town of Kobani, and its shattered buildings and cratered roads suggest those who fled are unlikely to return anytime soon

Palestinian boys attend Friday prayers as they sit at the remains of a house that witnesses said was destroyed by Israeli shelling during a 50-day war last summer, in the Shejaia neighbourhood east of Gaza City January 23, 2015.

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Palestinian boys attend Friday prayers as they sit at the remains of a house that witnesses said was destroyed by Israeli shelling during a 50-day war last summer, in the Shejaia neighbourhood east of Gaza City

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