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A woman walks in heavy snowfall in the far eastern Russian city of Vladivostok, December 1, 2014.

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A woman walks in heavy snowfall in the far eastern Russian city of Vladivostok on Monday

A flash of lighting lights up the sky above the "Baie des Anges" in Nice, southeastern France.

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A flash of lighting lights up the sky above the “Baie des Anges” in Nice, southeastern France

Palestinian men try to prevent flood water from entering shops in the old city of Hebron on November 27, 2014 as a fierce winter storm which has been battering the region for the past four days.

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Palestinian men try to prevent flood water from entering shops in the old city of Hebron on Thursday as a fierce winter storm which has been battering the region for the past four days

Autumn weather Oct 21st 2014...Large waves hit the seafront at Blackpool, as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo blow into Britain, causing rush-hour travel misery for road, rail and air travellers. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 21, 2014. Some areas were subjected to gusts of wind up to 65mph, but forecasters predicted that the worst of the weather will be over after today.

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Large waves hit the seafront at Blackpool, as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo blow into Britain causing rush-hour travel misery for road, rail and air travellers

A man fixes tarpaulin on his stall during a dust storm on the banks of the river Ganges in the northern Indian city of Allahabad October 13, 2014.

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A man fixes tarpaulin on his stall during a dust storm on the banks of the river Ganges in the northern Indian city of Allahabad. 

A swimmer swims laps in Bronte Ocean Pool as a severe storm hits Sydney at Bronte Beach on October 13, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

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A swimmer does laps in Bronte Ocean Pool as a severe storm hits Sydney at Bronte Beach on Monday in Australia.

Pedestrians shield themselves from the r...Pedestrians shield themselves from the rain with umbrellas as they cross a street in Taipei on July 22, 2014 as Typhoon Matmo approaches eastern Taiwan. Typhoon Matmo churned towards Taiwan on July 22, picking up strength with thousands of tourists evacuated from outlying islands as weather forecasters warned of possible flash floods and landslides.   AFP PHOTO / Mandy CHENGMandy Cheng/AFP/Getty Images

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Pedestrians shield themselves from the rain with umbrellas as they cross a street in Taipei. Typhoon Matmo approaches eastern Taiwan. Typhoon Matmo churned towards Taiwan on Tuesday, picking up strength with thousands of tourists evacuated from outlying islands as weather forecasters warned of possible flash floods and landslides. 

  Fishing boats are pictured amid heavy winds and rain brought by Typhoon Rammasun as it hit the town of Imus.  REUTERS/Erik De Castro     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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Fishing boats are pictured amid heavy winds and rain brought by Typhoon Rammasun as it hit the town of Imus in the Philippines 

An Indian man sits beneath the road level with his face covered during a powerful dust storm in Jammu, India, Monday, June 16, 2014.

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An Indian man sits beneath the road level with his face covered during a powerful dust storm in Jammu, India

Lightning is pictured on June 10, 2014 o...Lightning is pictured on June 10, 2014 over Algermissen, Germany. Violent storms killed at least six people in western Germany overnight, felling trees and snarling road and rail traffic, authorities said Tuesday.  AFP PHOTO / DPA/ JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE /GERMANY OUTJULIAN STRATENSCHULTE/AFP/Getty Images

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Lightning is pictured over Algermissen, Germany. Violent storms killed at least six people in western Germany overnight, felling trees and snarling road and rail traffic, authorities said on Tuesday 

Lightning strikes during an evening thunderstorm on May 29, 2014 in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince.

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Lightning strikes in Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti

TOPSHOTS A long exposure shows lightning...TOPSHOTS A long exposure shows lightning in the sky with reflection in the water on the floor of a building under construction during an evening thunderstorm on May 19, 2014 in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince.   AFP PHOTO/Hector RETAMALHECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images

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A thunderstorm in Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, on Tuesday 

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Philip Triplett recovers an American flag from the destroyed home of a family friend after it was hit by a tornado in Louisville, Mississippi. A string of deadly tornadoes tore through the region beginning on Monday, leaving more than two dozen dead.

Debris from Mayflower RV is pictured strewn around in Mayflower, Arkansas April 29, 2014. A storm system that killed more than 20 people continued its march across a large swath of the U.S. Southeast on Tuesday, packing baseball-sized hail, damaging winds and the threat of more tornados, meteorologists said.

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Debris from an RV lot is strewn around in Mayflower, Arkansas. A storm system that killed more than 20 people continued its march across a large swath of the US southeast on Tuesday, packing baseball-sized hail, damaging winds and the threat of more tornadoes.

A man (L) looks at the city's skyline as...A man (L) looks at the city's skyline as a storm approaches in Hong Kong on April 2, 2014. Stormy weather is affecting the city due to a trough of low pressure on coastal areas of neighbouring Guangdong province in southern China. AFP PHOTO / Philippe LopezPHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images

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A storm approaches in Hong Kong. Bad weather is affecting the city due to a trough of low pressure on coastal areas of neighbouring Guangdong province in southern China. 

Wind-driven waves crash on a sea wall in Scituate, Mass., Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Cape Cod and the islands were expected to bear the brunt of the spring storm that struck full force Wednesday. The storm could drop up to 10 inches of snow.

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Wind-driven waves crash on a sea wall in Scituate, Massachusetts. Cape Cod and the islands were expected to bear the brunt of the spring storm that struck full force Wednesday. The storm could drop up to 10 inches of snow.

Lightning strikes over Sydney Harbour ne...Lightning strikes over Sydney Harbour next to the iconic Opera House (C) during a thunderstorm in Sydney on March 5, 2014. The thunderstorm brought heavy rain to Sydney and its surrounds which caused delays for some rush hour commuters. AFP PHOTO / Saeed KhanSAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images

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Lightning strikes over Sydney Harbour next to the Opera House during a thunderstorm, which brought heavy rains to Sydney and surrounding areas, causing delays for rush hour commuters 

***BESTPIX***  Flood Warnings Continue As More Rain Is Forecast Across England...WRAYSBURY, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11:  A couple of residents canoe along a road called Riverside in  flooded Wraysbury on February 11, 2014 in England. The Environment Agency has issued severe flood warnings for a number of areas on the river Thames west of London.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***

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A couple canoe along Riverside road in flooded Wraysbury in Berkshire. The Environment Agency has issued severe flood warnings for a number of areas on the river Thames west of London, England 

Lightning streaks across the sky of Montevideo, over the Legislative Palace -- seat of the Uruguayan Government -- during a thunderstorm early on January 10, 2014.

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Lightning streaks across the sky of Montevideo, over the Legislative Palace, seat of the government in Uruguay, during a thunderstorm

***BESTPIX***  Severe Flood Warnings In Place For The UK...BLACKPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 3:  Waves crash over Blackpool seafront on January 3, 2014 in Blackpool, England. Gail force winds and an expected tidal surge are set to cause wide spread flooding in coastal areas of western England and Scotland.

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Waves crash over the seafront in Blackpool, England. Gail-force winds and an expected tidal surge are set to cause widespread flooding in coastal areas of western England and Scotland.