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Buses are stranded in a flooded street in Fuzhou, Fujian province, China, as Typhoon Matmo was downgraded from typhoon to tropical storm.

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Fuzhou, Fujian province, China, as Typhoon Matmo is downgraded from a typhoon to a tropical storm.

***BESTPIX*** Temperatures Soar To Highest Of The Year...LOWESTOFT, ENGLAND - JULY 17:  Elderly holidaymakers enjoy a traditional ice cream cone on the South Beach on July 17, 2014 in Lowestoft, England. The Met Office has issued a heatwave alert as temperatures throughout England and Wales are predicted to reach their highest level of the year this weekend.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***

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Elderly holidaymakers enjoy a traditional ice cream cone on the South Beach in Lowestoft, England. The Met Office has issued a heatwave alert as temperatures throughout England and Wales are predicted to reach their highest level of the year this weekend Read more

Lake Mead At Historic Low Levels As Drought Continues In Western US...LAKE MEAD, NRA, NV - JULY 17:  A boat sails on Lake Mead on July 17, 2014 in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada. Last week, North America's largest man-made reservoir dropped below 1,082 feet above sea level, the lowest it's been since the Hoover Dam was built in the 1930s. A 14-year drought in the Southwestern United States and a dwindling supply of water from the Colorado River, in part due to cuts in the reservoir's annual allocation of water from Lake Powell, has left a white "bathtub ring" of mineral deposits left by higher water levels on the rocks around the lake as high as 130 feet. The National Park Service has been forced to close or extend boat launch ramps, and move entire marinas to try to keep up with the receding water levels.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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A boat sails on Lake Mead on July 17, 2014 in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada. Last week, North America’s largest man-made reservoir dropped below 1,082 feet above sea level, the lowest it’s been since the Hoover Dam was built in the 1930s. A 14-year drought in the Southwestern United States and a dwindling supply of water from the Colorado River, in part due to cuts in the reservoir’s annual allocation of water from Lake Powell, has left a white “bathtub ring” of mineral deposits left by higher water levels on the rocks around the lake as high as 130 feet. Read more

Summer weather July 16th...Dawn beaks over fishing boats on the beach in Dungeness, Kent, ahead of a day of predicted fine weather. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday July 16, 2014. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

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Dawn beaks over fishing boats on the beach in Dungeness, Kent Read more

  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 Read more

A man crosses a flooded Highway 64 as wind pushes water over the road as Hurricane Arthur passes through Nags Head, N.C., Friday, July 4, 2014.

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A man crosses the flooded Highway 64 as wind pushes water over the road as Hurricane Arthur passes through Nags Head, North Carolina on Friday morning

Morning fog covers the valleys near Bernbeuren, southern Germany, at sunrise.

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Morning fog covers the valleys near Bernbeuren, southern Germany, at sunrise.

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

Pakistani day laborer Hassanain Ahmad, 17, cools off under a water supply pipe as the temperature rises in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, June 2, 2014. Temperatures reached 39 degrees Celsius (102.2 degrees Fahrenheit)

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Pakistani day laborer Hassanain Ahmad cools off under a water supply pipe as the temperature rises in Islamabad, Pakistan to 39 degrees on Monday

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