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Daring rescues

<p>Policemen rush in to rescue a hostage in central China's Hubei province, May 12, 2006. 




REUTERS/China Daily</p>

Policemen rush in to rescue a hostage in central China's Hubei province, May 12, 2006. REUTERS/China Daily

Policemen rush in to rescue a hostage in central China's Hubei province, May 12, 2006. REUTERS/China Daily

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<p>The Coast Guard Cutter Ventorous, out of St. Petersburg, hoists a migrant onboard after she was rescued from a capsized boat, July 13, 2004. 




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The Coast Guard Cutter Ventorous, out of St. Petersburg, hoists a migrant onboard after she was rescued from a capsized boat, July 13, 2004. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Danielle DeMarino/Handout

The Coast Guard Cutter Ventorous, out of St. Petersburg, hoists a migrant onboard after she was rescued from a capsized boat, July 13, 2004. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Danielle DeMarino/Handout

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<p>Rescue workers hurry to evacuate passengers after a ferry caught fire at the Jakarta Tanjung Priok port, February 22, 2007. 




REUTERS/Crack Palinggi </p>

Rescue workers hurry to evacuate passengers after a ferry caught fire at the Jakarta Tanjung Priok port, February 22, 2007. REUTERS/Crack Palinggi

Rescue workers hurry to evacuate passengers after a ferry caught fire at the Jakarta Tanjung Priok port, February 22, 2007. REUTERS/Crack Palinggi

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<p>A rescue team evacuates a child from a rooftop during flooding in Jakarta, February 4, 2007. 




REUTERS/ Crack Palinggi </p>

A rescue team evacuates a child from a rooftop during flooding in Jakarta, February 4, 2007. REUTERS/ Crack Palinggi

A rescue team evacuates a child from a rooftop during flooding in Jakarta, February 4, 2007. REUTERS/ Crack Palinggi

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<p>A combination of three photos shows an unidentified Romanian man setting himself alight, individuals running  to try to put out the flames, and finally civil guards aiding in the rescue efforts, in eastern Spain, September 4, 2007. 





REUTERS/Juan Marti </p>

A combination of three photos shows an unidentified Romanian man setting himself alight, individuals running to try to put out the flames, and finally civil guards aiding in the rescue efforts, in eastern Spain, September 4, 2007. REUTERS/Juan...more

A combination of three photos shows an unidentified Romanian man setting himself alight, individuals running to try to put out the flames, and finally civil guards aiding in the rescue efforts, in eastern Spain, September 4, 2007. REUTERS/Juan Marti

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<p>Guests at the Taj Hotel are rescued by firemen from the fourth floor in Mumbai, November 27, 2008. 




REUTERS/Arko Datta </p>

Guests at the Taj Hotel are rescued by firemen from the fourth floor in Mumbai, November 27, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta

Guests at the Taj Hotel are rescued by firemen from the fourth floor in Mumbai, November 27, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta

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<p>A man reaches out to rescue a drowning elderly man in Manila Bay, August 9, 2008. 





REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo </p>

A man reaches out to rescue a drowning elderly man in Manila Bay, August 9, 2008. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

A man reaches out to rescue a drowning elderly man in Manila Bay, August 9, 2008. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

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<p>A four-year-old girl held hostage is rescued by a policeman at in Shanghai, June 6, 2007. 





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A four-year-old girl held hostage is rescued by a policeman at in Shanghai, June 6, 2007. REUTERS/Stringer

A four-year-old girl held hostage is rescued by a policeman at in Shanghai, June 6, 2007. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A combination of photos shows (top to bottom) a young girl being rescued from a hotel room window during a fire in the Thai resort city of Pattaya, July 11, 1997. 




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A combination of photos shows (top to bottom) a young girl being rescued from a hotel room window during a fire in the Thai resort city of Pattaya, July 11, 1997. REUTERS/File

A combination of photos shows (top to bottom) a young girl being rescued from a hotel room window during a fire in the Thai resort city of Pattaya, July 11, 1997. REUTERS/File

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<p>The U.S. Coast Guard hoists a man to safety after he was rescued from the top of a vehicle in the flooded streets of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, September 4, 2005. 




REUTERS/Robert Galbraith</p>

The U.S. Coast Guard hoists a man to safety after he was rescued from the top of a vehicle in the flooded streets of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, September 4, 2005. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

The U.S. Coast Guard hoists a man to safety after he was rescued from the top of a vehicle in the flooded streets of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, September 4, 2005. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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<p>Passengers stand on the wings of a U.S. Airways plane as a ferry pulls up to it after it landed in the Hudson River in New York, January 15, 2009. 





REUTERS/Gary Hershorn </p>

Passengers stand on the wings of a U.S. Airways plane as a ferry pulls up to it after it landed in the Hudson River in New York, January 15, 2009. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

Passengers stand on the wings of a U.S. Airways plane as a ferry pulls up to it after it landed in the Hudson River in New York, January 15, 2009. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

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<p>Residents rescue a pig after a rainstorm in central China's Hunan province, June 8, 2007. 



REUTERS/Stringer </p>

Residents rescue a pig after a rainstorm in central China's Hunan province, June 8, 2007. REUTERS/Stringer

Residents rescue a pig after a rainstorm in central China's Hunan province, June 8, 2007. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A rescue dog jumps from a helicopter in Pisogne, northern Italy, September 15, 2007. 



REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo</p>

A rescue dog jumps from a helicopter in Pisogne, northern Italy, September 15, 2007. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo

A rescue dog jumps from a helicopter in Pisogne, northern Italy, September 15, 2007. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo

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<p>A helicopter lifts German rescue specialists in the Baltic Sea near Warnemuende, July 10, 2008. 




REUTERS/Christian Charisius </p>

A helicopter lifts German rescue specialists in the Baltic Sea near Warnemuende, July 10, 2008. REUTERS/Christian Charisius

A helicopter lifts German rescue specialists in the Baltic Sea near Warnemuende, July 10, 2008. REUTERS/Christian Charisius

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<p>Firefighters rescue a man from a burning building in Dhaka, February 26, 2007. 





REUTERS/Rafiqur Rahman </p>

Firefighters rescue a man from a burning building in Dhaka, February 26, 2007. REUTERS/Rafiqur Rahman

Firefighters rescue a man from a burning building in Dhaka, February 26, 2007. REUTERS/Rafiqur Rahman

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<p>A protester is rescued by a police officer after falling into the river Seine in Paris, December 15, 2007. 




REUTERS/Charles Platiau </p>

A protester is rescued by a police officer after falling into the river Seine in Paris, December 15, 2007. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

A protester is rescued by a police officer after falling into the river Seine in Paris, December 15, 2007. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

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