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Pictures of the year: Natural disasters

A woman holds a stuffed rabbit toy after it was found at her destroyed home where she said she had lost her three children, in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, October 7, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A woman holds a stuffed rabbit toy after it was found at her destroyed home where she said she had lost her three children, in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, October 7, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A woman holds a stuffed rabbit toy after it was found at her destroyed home where she said she had lost her three children, in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, October 7, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Volcanic gases rise from the Kilauea lava flow that crossed Pohoiki Road near Highway 132, near Pahoa, Hawaii, May 28, 2018.   REUTERS/Marco Garcia

Volcanic gases rise from the Kilauea lava flow that crossed Pohoiki Road near Highway 132, near Pahoa, Hawaii, May 28, 2018. REUTERS/Marco Garcia

Volcanic gases rise from the Kilauea lava flow that crossed Pohoiki Road near Highway 132, near Pahoa, Hawaii, May 28, 2018. REUTERS/Marco Garcia
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A child walks in his house, which was partly destroyed by flooding water after a dam burst, in Solio town near Nakuru, Kenya, May 10, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

A child walks in his house, which was partly destroyed by flooding water after a dam burst, in Solio town near Nakuru, Kenya, May 10, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

A child walks in his house, which was partly destroyed by flooding water after a dam burst, in Solio town near Nakuru, Kenya, May 10, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya
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A dog walks past trees covered with ash after the eruption of the Fuego volcano in San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 8, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

A dog walks past trees covered with ash after the eruption of the Fuego volcano in San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 8, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

A dog walks past trees covered with ash after the eruption of the Fuego volcano in San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 8, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso
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People watch from a tour boat as lava flows into the Pacific Ocean in the Kapoho area, east of Pahoa, during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

People watch from a tour boat as lava flows into the Pacific Ocean in the Kapoho area, east of Pahoa, during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

People watch from a tour boat as lava flows into the Pacific Ocean in the Kapoho area, east of Pahoa, during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester
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A woman reacts as she tries to find her dog, following a wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens, Greece, July 24, 2018. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

A woman reacts as she tries to find her dog, following a wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens, Greece, July 24, 2018. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

A woman reacts as she tries to find her dog, following a wildfire at the village of Mati, near Athens, Greece, July 24, 2018. REUTERS/Costas Baltas
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Rescue workers look for missing people in a house damaged by heavy rain in Kumano town, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, July 9, 2018. Kyodo/via REUTERS

Rescue workers look for missing people in a house damaged by heavy rain in Kumano town, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, July 9, 2018. Kyodo/via REUTERS

Rescue workers look for missing people in a house damaged by heavy rain in Kumano town, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, July 9, 2018. Kyodo/via REUTERS
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Rescuers take part in a search for fellow miners buried in the rubble of a bunkhouse after a landslide caused by Typhoon Mangkhut at a small-scale mining camp in Itogon, Benguet, in the Philippines, September 17, 2018.  
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Rescuers take part in a search for fellow miners buried in the rubble of a bunkhouse after a landslide caused by Typhoon Mangkhut at a small-scale mining camp in Itogon, Benguet, in the Philippines, September 17, 2018. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Rescuers take part in a search for fellow miners buried in the rubble of a bunkhouse after a landslide caused by Typhoon Mangkhut at a small-scale mining camp in Itogon, Benguet, in the Philippines, September 17, 2018. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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Lava erupts from a fissure east of the Leilani Estates subdivision during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, May 13, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Lava erupts from a fissure east of the Leilani Estates subdivision during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, May 13, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Lava erupts from a fissure east of the Leilani Estates subdivision during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, May 13, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester
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Gabi and Jonah Frank walk on Pacific Coast Highway as the Woolsey Fire threatens their home in Malibu, California, November 9, 2018. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Gabi and Jonah Frank walk on Pacific Coast Highway as the Woolsey Fire threatens their home in Malibu, California, November 9, 2018. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Gabi and Jonah Frank walk on Pacific Coast Highway as the Woolsey Fire threatens their home in Malibu, California, November 9, 2018. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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A victim of the earthquake and tsunami is pictured inside a hospital in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, October 4, 2018. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A victim of the earthquake and tsunami is pictured inside a hospital in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, October 4, 2018. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A victim of the earthquake and tsunami is pictured inside a hospital in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, October 4, 2018. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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A cat clings to the side of a trailer amidst flood waters before it was saved as the Northeast Cape Fear River broke its banks in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Burgaw, North Carolina, September 17, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake

A cat clings to the side of a trailer amidst flood waters before it was saved as the Northeast Cape Fear River broke its banks in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Burgaw, North Carolina, September 17, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake

A cat clings to the side of a trailer amidst flood waters before it was saved as the Northeast Cape Fear River broke its banks in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Burgaw, North Carolina, September 17, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake
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A police officer stands guard outside a damaged building after an earthquake hit Hualien, Taiwan, February 7, 2018.  REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A police officer stands guard outside a damaged building after an earthquake hit Hualien, Taiwan, February 7, 2018. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A police officer stands guard outside a damaged building after an earthquake hit Hualien, Taiwan, February 7, 2018. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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An electricity pole stands among burnt trees following a wildfire in Neos Voutzas, near Athens, Greece, July 25, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

An electricity pole stands among burnt trees following a wildfire in Neos Voutzas, near Athens, Greece, July 25, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

An electricity pole stands among burnt trees following a wildfire in Neos Voutzas, near Athens, Greece, July 25, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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People watch as ash erupts from the Halemaumau crater near the community of Volcano during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, May 15, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

People watch as ash erupts from the Halemaumau crater near the community of Volcano during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, May 15, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

People watch as ash erupts from the Halemaumau crater near the community of Volcano during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, May 15, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester
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A ship is seen stranded on the shore after the earthquake and tsunami hit an area in Wani, Donggala, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, October 3, 2018. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A ship is seen stranded on the shore after the earthquake and tsunami hit an area in Wani, Donggala, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, October 3, 2018. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A ship is seen stranded on the shore after the earthquake and tsunami hit an area in Wani, Donggala, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, October 3, 2018. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Mark Clawson, 64, rests while watching a lava flow from a neighbor's roof on the outskirts of Pahoa during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, June 6, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Mark Clawson, 64, rests while watching a lava flow from a neighbor's roof on the outskirts of Pahoa during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, June 6, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Mark Clawson, 64, rests while watching a lava flow from a neighbor's roof on the outskirts of Pahoa during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, June 6, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester
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A family sits by a fire and prepares to eat a dinner of MREs in front of their house with no roof following Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Florida, October 13, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A family sits by a fire and prepares to eat a dinner of MREs in front of their house with no roof following Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Florida, October 13, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A family sits by a fire and prepares to eat a dinner of MREs in front of their house with no roof following Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Florida, October 13, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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An aerial view of an area devastated by an earthquake in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, October 1, 2018. Antara Foto/ Hafidz Mubarak A/ via REUTERS

An aerial view of an area devastated by an earthquake in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, October 1, 2018. Antara Foto/ Hafidz Mubarak A/ via REUTERS

An aerial view of an area devastated by an earthquake in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, October 1, 2018. Antara Foto/ Hafidz Mubarak A/ via REUTERS
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People watch a wildfire raging in the town of Rafina, near Athens, Greece, July 23, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

People watch a wildfire raging in the town of Rafina, near Athens, Greece, July 23, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

People watch a wildfire raging in the town of Rafina, near Athens, Greece, July 23, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Lava flows on the outskirts of Pahoa during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, June 5, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Lava flows on the outskirts of Pahoa during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, June 5, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Lava flows on the outskirts of Pahoa during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, June 5, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester
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Pallets of unused water bottles are seen along an airplane runway a year after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in Ceiba, Puerto Rico, September 18, 2018.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Pallets of unused water bottles are seen along an airplane runway a year after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in Ceiba, Puerto Rico, September 18, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Pallets of unused water bottles are seen along an airplane runway a year after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in Ceiba, Puerto Rico, September 18, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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A firefighter extinguishes a hot spot in a neighborhood destroyed by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, November 13, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

A firefighter extinguishes a hot spot in a neighborhood destroyed by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, November 13, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

A firefighter extinguishes a hot spot in a neighborhood destroyed by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, November 13, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester
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Residential houses submerged in floodwaters following heavy rainfall are seen at a town in Shantou, Guangdong province, China, September 2, 2018.  REUTERS/Stringer

Residential houses submerged in floodwaters following heavy rainfall are seen at a town in Shantou, Guangdong province, China, September 2, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

Residential houses submerged in floodwaters following heavy rainfall are seen at a town in Shantou, Guangdong province, China, September 2, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer
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A blackened landscape is shown from wildfire damage near Keswick, California, July 27, 2018. REUTERS/Alexandria Sage

A blackened landscape is shown from wildfire damage near Keswick, California, July 27, 2018. REUTERS/Alexandria Sage

A blackened landscape is shown from wildfire damage near Keswick, California, July 27, 2018. REUTERS/Alexandria Sage
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A resident walks through debris as heavy rain and flash floods hit Sant Llorenc de Cardassar on the island of Mallorca, Spain, October 10, 2018. REUTERS/Enrique Calvo

A resident walks through debris as heavy rain and flash floods hit Sant Llorenc de Cardassar on the island of Mallorca, Spain, October 10, 2018. REUTERS/Enrique Calvo

A resident walks through debris as heavy rain and flash floods hit Sant Llorenc de Cardassar on the island of Mallorca, Spain, October 10, 2018. REUTERS/Enrique Calvo
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A firefighter wears a flame resistant uniform as wildfire burns in the town of Rafina, near Athens, Greece, July 23, 2018.  
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A firefighter wears a flame resistant uniform as wildfire burns in the town of Rafina, near Athens, Greece, July 23, 2018. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

A firefighter wears a flame resistant uniform as wildfire burns in the town of Rafina, near Athens, Greece, July 23, 2018. REUTERS/Costas Baltas
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People walk through a damaged path after Super Typhoon Mangkhut hit Hong Kong, September 18, 2018. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

People walk through a damaged path after Super Typhoon Mangkhut hit Hong Kong, September 18, 2018. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

People walk through a damaged path after Super Typhoon Mangkhut hit Hong Kong, September 18, 2018. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Angelica Alvarez sits inside the home of her mother-in-law as rescue workers (not pictured) continue to search for the remains of her two children and their grandmother, after the eruption of the Fuego volcano, in San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 14, 2018. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria

Angelica Alvarez sits inside the home of her mother-in-law as rescue workers (not pictured) continue to search for the remains of her two children and their grandmother, after the eruption of the Fuego volcano, in San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla,...more

Angelica Alvarez sits inside the home of her mother-in-law as rescue workers (not pictured) continue to search for the remains of her two children and their grandmother, after the eruption of the Fuego volcano, in San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 14, 2018. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria
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A civil defense member looks for missing persons after rain storms unleashed flash floods, in Madaba city, near Amman, Jordan, November 10, 2018. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

A civil defense member looks for missing persons after rain storms unleashed flash floods, in Madaba city, near Amman, Jordan, November 10, 2018. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

A civil defense member looks for missing persons after rain storms unleashed flash floods, in Madaba city, near Amman, Jordan, November 10, 2018. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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Ernestina Lebron looks at her refrigerator while standing in her home, after Hurricane Maria hit the island in September 2017, in Maunabo, Puerto Rico, January 27, 2018.  REUTERS/Alvin Baez

Ernestina Lebron looks at her refrigerator while standing in her home, after Hurricane Maria hit the island in September 2017, in Maunabo, Puerto Rico, January 27, 2018. REUTERS/Alvin Baez

Ernestina Lebron looks at her refrigerator while standing in her home, after Hurricane Maria hit the island in September 2017, in Maunabo, Puerto Rico, January 27, 2018. REUTERS/Alvin Baez
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Damaged cars are seen following flash floods at Marousi suburb, near Athens, Greece, July 26, 2018. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

Damaged cars are seen following flash floods at Marousi suburb, near Athens, Greece, July 26, 2018. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

Damaged cars are seen following flash floods at Marousi suburb, near Athens, Greece, July 26, 2018. REUTERS/Costas Baltas
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A home is engulfed in flames during the Woolsey Fire in Malibu, California, November 9, 2018. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

A home is engulfed in flames during the Woolsey Fire in Malibu, California, November 9, 2018. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

A home is engulfed in flames during the Woolsey Fire in Malibu, California, November 9, 2018. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
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Panicked dogs, that were left caged by an owner who fled rising flood waters in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, are rescued by volunteer rescuer Ryan Nichols of Longview, Texas, in Leland, North Carolina, September 16, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake

Panicked dogs, that were left caged by an owner who fled rising flood waters in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, are rescued by volunteer rescuer Ryan Nichols of Longview, Texas, in Leland, North Carolina, September 16, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan...more

Panicked dogs, that were left caged by an owner who fled rising flood waters in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, are rescued by volunteer rescuer Ryan Nichols of Longview, Texas, in Leland, North Carolina, September 16, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake
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Ash from Mount Sinabung volcano rises to an approximate height of 5,000 meters during an eruption as seen from Berastagi town in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, February 19, 2018. Antara Foto/Tibta Peranginangin via REUTERS

Ash from Mount Sinabung volcano rises to an approximate height of 5,000 meters during an eruption as seen from Berastagi town in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, February 19, 2018. Antara Foto/Tibta Peranginangin via REUTERS

Ash from Mount Sinabung volcano rises to an approximate height of 5,000 meters during an eruption as seen from Berastagi town in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, February 19, 2018. Antara Foto/Tibta Peranginangin via REUTERS
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