Edition:
United States
Pictures | Tue Apr 18, 2017 | 8:46am EDT

Deadly garbage landslide in Sri Lanka

A man removes wooden door at his damaged house after a garbage dump collapsed and buried dozens of houses, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A man removes wooden door at his damaged house after a garbage dump collapsed and buried dozens of houses, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A man removes wooden door at his damaged house after a garbage dump collapsed and buried dozens of houses, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
Close
1 / 14
A man carries his belongings from his damaged house after a garbage dump collapsed and buried dozens of houses, in Colombo. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A man carries his belongings from his damaged house after a garbage dump collapsed and buried dozens of houses, in Colombo. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A man carries his belongings from his damaged house after a garbage dump collapsed and buried dozens of houses, in Colombo. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
Close
2 / 14
A police officer inspects a damaged house for victims during a rescue mission after a garbage dump collapsed and buried dozens of houses in Colombo. 


REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A police officer inspects a damaged house for victims during a rescue mission after a garbage dump collapsed and buried dozens of houses in Colombo. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A police officer inspects a damaged house for victims during a rescue mission after a garbage dump collapsed and buried dozens of houses in Colombo. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
Close
3 / 14
Members of the military wait until another rescue team recovers a dead victim. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Members of the military wait until another rescue team recovers a dead victim. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Members of the military wait until another rescue team recovers a dead victim. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
Close
4 / 14
Family members of victims react during a rescue mission after a garbage dump collapsed. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Family members of victims react during a rescue mission after a garbage dump collapsed. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Family members of victims react during a rescue mission after a garbage dump collapsed. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
Close
5 / 14
A man opens a bag next to military officers after a garbage dump collapsed. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A man opens a bag next to military officers after a garbage dump collapsed. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A man opens a bag next to military officers after a garbage dump collapsed. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
Close
6 / 14
Sri Lankan crime police officers take pictures of the garbage dump. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Sri Lankan crime police officers take pictures of the garbage dump. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Sri Lankan crime police officers take pictures of the garbage dump. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
Close
7 / 14
Members of the military carry a victim. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Members of the military carry a victim. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Members of the military carry a victim. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
Close
8 / 14
A white flag is seen on top of the garbage dump during a rescue mission. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A white flag is seen on top of the garbage dump during a rescue mission. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A white flag is seen on top of the garbage dump during a rescue mission. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
Close
9 / 14
A photograph of a baby is seen on a cracked wall in a damaged house. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A photograph of a baby is seen on a cracked wall in a damaged house. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A photograph of a baby is seen on a cracked wall in a damaged house. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
Close
10 / 14
A damaged house after a garbage dump collapsed and buried dozens of houses. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A damaged house after a garbage dump collapsed and buried dozens of houses. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A damaged house after a garbage dump collapsed and buried dozens of houses. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
Close
11 / 14
Members of the military work during a rescue mission after a garbage dump collapsed. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Members of the military work during a rescue mission after a garbage dump collapsed. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Members of the military work during a rescue mission after a garbage dump collapsed. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
Close
12 / 14
People walk past damaged houses. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

People walk past damaged houses. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

People walk past damaged houses. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
Close
13 / 14
A member of the military inspects a damaged house. 

REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A member of the military inspects a damaged house. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A member of the military inspects a damaged house. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
Close
14 / 14

Next Slideshows

Postcards from Pyongyang

Street scenes from the reclusive nation as North Korea marks the 105th anniversary of the birth of founding father Kim Il-sung.

Apr 18 2017

Pence visits Korean DMZ

Vice President Mike Pence visits the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea as tensions escalate following repeated North Korean missile tests.

Apr 17 2017

Effigies and Easter in Venezuela

Protesters set fire to effigies of politicians during the traditional burning of Judas as part of Holy Week celebrations in Venezuela.

Apr 17 2017

White House Easter Egg Roll

President Trump and family celebrate their first Easter in the White House.

Apr 17 2017

MORE IN PICTURES

Louisville reacts to Breonna Taylor grand jury indictment

Louisville reacts to Breonna Taylor grand jury indictment

A grand jury considering the March killing of Breonna Taylor, a Black medical worker, in her home in Louisville, Kentucky, voted to indict one of three white police officers for wanton endangerment, a judge said.

Life and death in COVID units around the world

Life and death in COVID units around the world

Inside hospital wards around the world where medical staff are treating the most severe cases of coronavirus.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in repose at Supreme Court

Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in repose at Supreme Court

Mourners quietly filed past the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's flag-draped coffin outside the white marble court building as the United States began three days of tributes to the liberal icon.

Thousands protest after Belarusian leader hastily sworn in

Thousands protest after Belarusian leader hastily sworn in

Belarusian security forces detained protesters and fired water cannon to disperse crowds as thousands took to the streets of Minsk against the abrupt inauguration of veteran President Alexander Lukashenko.

Kenya's Maasai gather for ceremony to turn warriors into elders

Kenya's Maasai gather for ceremony to turn warriors into elders

Around 15,000 men congregated to feast on an estimated 3,000 bulls and 30,000 goats and sheep, in a once-in-a-decade ceremony that transforms them from Moran (warriors) to Mzee (elders).

Supporters, many maskless, jam Trump rallies

Supporters, many maskless, jam Trump rallies

Large crowds, some wearing masks and some not, cheer on President Trump at his campaign rallies.

U.S. reaches grim milestone of 200,000 coronavirus deaths

U.S. reaches grim milestone of 200,000 coronavirus deaths

The death toll from COVID-19 in the United States has reached 200,000 lives, with the country losing on average over 800 people a day to the virus.

Fires leave apocalyptic scenes in Oregon

Fires leave apocalyptic scenes in Oregon

Apocalyptic scenes of charred neighborhoods in southern Oregon after a blitz of deadly wildfires.

COVID sites in New York City before and after wave of virus cases

COVID sites in New York City before and after wave of virus cases

Scenes around New York City before and after the wave of coronavirus cases.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast