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Pictures of the year: Natural Disasters

The Dixie Fire burns at night in Taylorsville, California, July 27, 2021.  REUTERS/David Swanson

The Dixie Fire burns at night in Taylorsville, California, July 27, 2021.  REUTERS/David Swanson

The Dixie Fire burns at night in Taylorsville, California, July 27, 2021.  REUTERS/David Swanson
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Theophilus Charles, 70, sits inside his house which was heavily damaged by Hurricane Ida in Houma, Louisiana, August 30, 2021. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Theophilus Charles, 70, sits inside his house which was heavily damaged by Hurricane Ida in Houma, Louisiana, August 30, 2021. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Theophilus Charles, 70, sits inside his house which was heavily damaged by Hurricane Ida in Houma, Louisiana, August 30, 2021. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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Caravans are destroyed in an area affected by floods caused by heavy rainfalls in Kreuzberg, Germany, July 19, 2021.    REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

Caravans are destroyed in an area affected by floods caused by heavy rainfalls in Kreuzberg, Germany, July 19, 2021. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

Caravans are destroyed in an area affected by floods caused by heavy rainfalls in Kreuzberg, Germany, July 19, 2021. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
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People board a ferry for evacuation as a wildfire burns in the village of Limni, on the island of Evia, Greece, August 6, 2021.   REUTERS/Nicolas Economou

People board a ferry for evacuation as a wildfire burns in the village of Limni, on the island of Evia, Greece, August 6, 2021. REUTERS/Nicolas Economou

People board a ferry for evacuation as a wildfire burns in the village of Limni, on the island of Evia, Greece, August 6, 2021. REUTERS/Nicolas Economou
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Flooding resulting from a severe weather event with prolonged rains is seen at the Hawkesbury River northwest of Sydney in Wisemans Ferry, Australia, March 25, 2021.   REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Flooding resulting from a severe weather event with prolonged rains is seen at the Hawkesbury River northwest of Sydney in Wisemans Ferry, Australia, March 25, 2021.  REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Flooding resulting from a severe weather event with prolonged rains is seen at the Hawkesbury River northwest of Sydney in Wisemans Ferry, Australia, March 25, 2021.  REUTERS/Loren Elliott
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Large streams of red hot lava flow as Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano, continues to erupt, as seen from the village of Fornazzo, Italy, February 23, 2021.   REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello

Large streams of red hot lava flow as Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano, continues to erupt, as seen from the village of Fornazzo, Italy, February 23, 2021. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello

Large streams of red hot lava flow as Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano, continues to erupt, as seen from the village of Fornazzo, Italy, February 23, 2021. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello
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The sun, appearing orange due to smoke haze from forest fires, sets behind the Statue of Liberty in New York City, July 20, 2021.    REUTERS/Bjoern Kils/New York Media Boat

The sun, appearing orange due to smoke haze from forest fires, sets behind the Statue of Liberty in New York City, July 20, 2021. REUTERS/Bjoern Kils/New York Media Boat

The sun, appearing orange due to smoke haze from forest fires, sets behind the Statue of Liberty in New York City, July 20, 2021. REUTERS/Bjoern Kils/New York Media Boat
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Firefighting helicopters are filled with water off the beach of the village of Pefki, on the island of Evia, Greece, August 10, 2021. REUTERS/Nicolas Economou

Firefighting helicopters are filled with water off the beach of the village of Pefki, on the island of Evia, Greece, August 10, 2021. REUTERS/Nicolas Economou

Firefighting helicopters are filled with water off the beach of the village of Pefki, on the island of Evia, Greece, August 10, 2021. REUTERS/Nicolas Economou
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Lava is seen through the window of a kitchen from El Paso following the eruption of a volcano on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, September 28, 2021.   REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Lava is seen through the window of a kitchen from El Paso following the eruption of a volcano on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, September 28, 2021. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Lava is seen through the window of a kitchen from El Paso following the eruption of a volcano on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, September 28, 2021. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
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A man searches the site of a collapsed hotel after Saturday's 7.2 magnitude quake in Les Cayes, Haiti, August 16, 2021.   REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

A man searches the site of a collapsed hotel after Saturday's 7.2 magnitude quake in Les Cayes, Haiti, August 16, 2021. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

A man searches the site of a collapsed hotel after Saturday's 7.2 magnitude quake in Les Cayes, Haiti, August 16, 2021. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo
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Lava oozes from a new fissure near Fagradalsfjall, Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland, April 9, 2021.  
 REUTERS/Cat Gundry-Beck

Lava oozes from a new fissure near Fagradalsfjall, Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland, April 9, 2021. REUTERS/Cat Gundry-Beck

Lava oozes from a new fissure near Fagradalsfjall, Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland, April 9, 2021. REUTERS/Cat Gundry-Beck
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Cows that were stranded in a flooded barn are rescued by people in boats and a sea doo after rainstorms lashed the western Canadian province of British Columbia, triggering landslides and floods in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, November 16, 2021.    REUTERS/Jennifer Gauthier

Cows that were stranded in a flooded barn are rescued by people in boats and a sea doo after rainstorms lashed the western Canadian province of British Columbia, triggering landslides and floods in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, November 16,...more

Cows that were stranded in a flooded barn are rescued by people in boats and a sea doo after rainstorms lashed the western Canadian province of British Columbia, triggering landslides and floods in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, November 16, 2021.   REUTERS/Jennifer Gauthier
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Kathy Poss (R) salvages items from Ragan Chapel United Methodist Church the day after a string of tornadoes caused several fatalities in Ohatchee, Alabama, March 26, 2021. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

Kathy Poss (R) salvages items from Ragan Chapel United Methodist Church the day after a string of tornadoes caused several fatalities in Ohatchee, Alabama, March 26, 2021. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

Kathy Poss (R) salvages items from Ragan Chapel United Methodist Church the day after a string of tornadoes caused several fatalities in Ohatchee, Alabama, March 26, 2021. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
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Firefighters spray water from a fire train to hot spots along the tracks over Rock Creek Bridge as the Dixie Fire grows in Plumas National Forest, California, July 15, 2021.  REUTERS/David Swanson

Firefighters spray water from a fire train to hot spots along the tracks over Rock Creek Bridge as the Dixie Fire grows in Plumas National Forest, California, July 15, 2021.  REUTERS/David Swanson

Firefighters spray water from a fire train to hot spots along the tracks over Rock Creek Bridge as the Dixie Fire grows in Plumas National Forest, California, July 15, 2021.  REUTERS/David Swanson
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A front porch is lit by a flame on a dark street as the city remains without power in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida in New Orleans, Louisiana, August 31, 2021.  REUTERS/Leah Millis

A front porch is lit by a flame on a dark street as the city remains without power in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida in New Orleans, Louisiana, August 31, 2021. REUTERS/Leah Millis

A front porch is lit by a flame on a dark street as the city remains without power in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida in New Orleans, Louisiana, August 31, 2021. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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A woman carries an elderly woman as they make their way through floodwaters following heavy rainfall in Zhengzhou, Henan province, China, July 23, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song

A woman carries an elderly woman as they make their way through floodwaters following heavy rainfall in Zhengzhou, Henan province, China, July 23, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song

A woman carries an elderly woman as they make their way through floodwaters following heavy rainfall in Zhengzhou, Henan province, China, July 23, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song
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Locals evacuate the area with their animals as a wildfire rages in the suburb of Thrakomakedones, north of Athens, Greece, August 7, 2021.  REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis

Locals evacuate the area with their animals as a wildfire rages in the suburb of Thrakomakedones, north of Athens, Greece, August 7, 2021. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis

Locals evacuate the area with their animals as a wildfire rages in the suburb of Thrakomakedones, north of Athens, Greece, August 7, 2021. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis
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People salvage their belongings from a house damaged by an earthquake in Lumajang, East Java province, Indonesia, April 11, 2021.      Antara Foto/Zabur Karuru

People salvage their belongings from a house damaged by an earthquake in Lumajang, East Java province, Indonesia, April 11, 2021. Antara Foto/Zabur Karuru

People salvage their belongings from a house damaged by an earthquake in Lumajang, East Java province, Indonesia, April 11, 2021. Antara Foto/Zabur Karuru
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A man works to retrieve belongings from a house partially submerged in mud after the area was hit by flash floods along the bank of Melamchi River in Sindhupalchok, Nepal, June 20, 2021. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A man works to retrieve belongings from a house partially submerged in mud after the area was hit by flash floods along the bank of Melamchi River in Sindhupalchok, Nepal, June 20, 2021. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A man works to retrieve belongings from a house partially submerged in mud after the area was hit by flash floods along the bank of Melamchi River in Sindhupalchok, Nepal, June 20, 2021. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
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A tree burns during a wildfire near the village of Taastaakh in the region of Yakutia, Russia, August 11, 2021.     REUTERS/Alexander Reshetnikov

A tree burns during a wildfire near the village of Taastaakh in the region of Yakutia, Russia, August 11, 2021. REUTERS/Alexander Reshetnikov

A tree burns during a wildfire near the village of Taastaakh in the region of Yakutia, Russia, August 11, 2021. REUTERS/Alexander Reshetnikov
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Rescue teams work after a landslide at Cerro del Chiquihuite buried houses in the area, in the municipality of Tlalnepantla de Baz, on the outskirts of Mexico City, Mexico, September 10, 2021.  
 REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Rescue teams work after a landslide at Cerro del Chiquihuite buried houses in the area, in the municipality of Tlalnepantla de Baz, on the outskirts of Mexico City, Mexico, September 10, 2021. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Rescue teams work after a landslide at Cerro del Chiquihuite buried houses in the area, in the municipality of Tlalnepantla de Baz, on the outskirts of Mexico City, Mexico, September 10, 2021. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido
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Lava and smoke rise following the eruption of a volcano on the Canary Island of La Palma, in El Paso, Spain, September 25, 2021.   REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Lava and smoke rise following the eruption of a volcano on the Canary Island of La Palma, in El Paso, Spain, September 25, 2021. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Lava and smoke rise following the eruption of a volcano on the Canary Island of La Palma, in El Paso, Spain, September 25, 2021. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
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People watch an excavator removing rubble from the site of a collapsed hotel after a 7.2 magnitude quake, in Les Cayes, Haiti, August 16, 2021. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

People watch an excavator removing rubble from the site of a collapsed hotel after a 7.2 magnitude quake, in Les Cayes, Haiti, August 16, 2021. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

People watch an excavator removing rubble from the site of a collapsed hotel after a 7.2 magnitude quake, in Les Cayes, Haiti, August 16, 2021. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo
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Rescue workers uncover the foot of a victim in an area affected by the eruption of Mount Semeru volcano in Sumberwuluh village, Lumajang, Indonesia, December 6, 2021.   REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Rescue workers uncover the foot of a victim in an area affected by the eruption of Mount Semeru volcano in Sumberwuluh village, Lumajang, Indonesia, December 6, 2021. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Rescue workers uncover the foot of a victim in an area affected by the eruption of Mount Semeru volcano in Sumberwuluh village, Lumajang, Indonesia, December 6, 2021. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan
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A house burns due to lava from the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at Los Llanos de Aridane, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 20, 2021.   REUTERS/Borja Suarez

A house burns due to lava from the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at Los Llanos de Aridane, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

A house burns due to lava from the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at Los Llanos de Aridane, on the Canary Island of La Palma, September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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Members of a rescue team work during a relief operation at the site of a destroyed bridge after a flash flood swept down a mountain valley destroying dams and bridges in Raini village in the northern state of Uttarakhand, India, February 10, 2021.  
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Members of a rescue team work during a relief operation at the site of a destroyed bridge after a flash flood swept down a mountain valley destroying dams and bridges in Raini village in the northern state of Uttarakhand, India, February 10, 2021. ...more

Members of a rescue team work during a relief operation at the site of a destroyed bridge after a flash flood swept down a mountain valley destroying dams and bridges in Raini village in the northern state of Uttarakhand, India, February 10, 2021. REUTERS/Anshree Fadnavis
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A soldier throws water out of a house, following heavy rainfalls, in Bad Muenstereifel, North Rhine-Westphalia state, Germany, July 21, 2021.  
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A soldier throws water out of a house, following heavy rainfalls, in Bad Muenstereifel, North Rhine-Westphalia state, Germany, July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

A soldier throws water out of a house, following heavy rainfalls, in Bad Muenstereifel, North Rhine-Westphalia state, Germany, July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen
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Flames are seen close to the city fanned by strong winds after  a bushfire broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 19, 2021.   REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Flames are seen close to the city fanned by strong winds after  a bushfire broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 19, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Flames are seen close to the city fanned by strong winds after  a bushfire broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 19, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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A firefighter works as the Caldor Fire burns in Grizzly Flats, California, August 22, 2021.  
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A firefighter works as the Caldor Fire burns in Grizzly Flats, California, August 22, 2021.  REUTERS/Fred Greaves

A firefighter works as the Caldor Fire burns in Grizzly Flats, California, August 22, 2021.  REUTERS/Fred Greaves
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