Storm

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