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Smoke rises from the chimney of a gas-fired power station after sunset on Monday in the outskirts of Minsk, Belarus.
Up to 4,300 residents have been evacuated from five villages in north Sumatra, Indonesia, after volcanic eruptions from Mount Sinabung. Ash and lava travelled more than two miles into the sky.
Mount Sinabung spews volcanic ash as seen from Tiga Pancur, north Sumatra, Indonesia. The 2,600m-high volcano has been erupting since Sunday, unleashing volcanic ash high into the sky and forcing the evacuation of villagers living around its slopes.
Thick smoke from a bush fire fills the sky near Faulconbridge in the Blue Mountains on Thursday. Thousands of largely volunteer firefighters have been battling infernos for more than a week across the state of New South Wales. The fires have destroyed more than 200 homes, with the Blue Mountains region west of Sydney the focal point. Read more
Ali Fuat Kalkan, a former Turkish screenwriter, enjoys his evening cigarette as he sits in a small alleyway in downtown Istanbul, Turkey.
Smoke rises from the Popocatépetl volcano as it spews incandescent volcanic material on the outskirts of Puebla, Mexico on Thursday.
A Hindu holy man smokes as he waits to register for the annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu, India, on Friday. Thousands of pilgrims annually visit the remote Himalayan shrine at 3,888 meters above sea level to worship an icy stalagmite representing Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction. Read more
Two girls walk with their mother as she turns to look at smoke billowing from three shells dropped on the town of Al-Bara in the northwestern province of Idlib.
Children cover their noses near burnt land in Marpoyan Damai sub district, in the outskirts of Pekanbaru, in Indonesia’s Riau province. Haze from fires in Indonesia blanketing Singapore could persist for weeks or longer, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Thursday, as the smoke drove air quality to “hazardous” levels and disrupted business and travel in the region.