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Top Pictures - 06 Apr 2011
Top Pictures - 06 Apr 2011
NUCLEAR-USA/
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March 14, 2011
A sign reads "No Evacuation Possible" on a building in Newbury, Massachusetts March 14, 2011, referring...
Newbury, UNITED STATES
A sign reads "No Evacuation Possible" on a building in Newbury
A sign reads "No Evacuation Possible" on a building in Newbury, Massachusetts March 14, 2011, referring to the nearby nuclear power plant in Seabrook, New Hampshire. Anxiety over Japan's quake-crippled nuclear reactors has triggered calls from U.S. lawmakers and activists for review of U.S. energy policy and for brakes on expansion of domestic nuclear power. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENERGY POLITICS)
LEBANON/
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March 10, 2011
People play in front of a wave crashing into Beirut's Corniche, a seaside promenade, as high winds sweep...
Beirut, Lebanon
People play in front of a wave crashing into a seaside promenade in Beirut
People play in front of a wave crashing into Beirut's Corniche, a seaside promenade, as high winds sweep through Lebanon ahead of an impending storm, March 10, 2011. REUTERS/ Jamal Saidi (LEBANON - Tags: ENVIRONMENT)
QUAKE-JAPAN/
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April 05, 2011
A man burns a rice field in preparation for planting near Fukushima, northern Japan April 5, 2011. The...
Fukushima, Japan
A man burns a rice field in preparation for planting near Fukushima, northern Japan
A man burns a rice field in preparation for planting near Fukushima, northern Japan April 5, 2011. The operator of Japan's nuclear power plant that has been crippled after an earthquake and tsunami, started paying "condolence money" on Tuesday to victims of the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl while it kept pouring radioactive water into the sea. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (JAPAN - Tags: DISASTER AGRICULTURE IMAGES OF THE DAY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)
UKRAINE/
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April 03, 2011
The sarcophagus covering the damaged fourth reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant is seen behind...
Prypiat, Ukraine
The sarcophagus covering the damaged fourth reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant is seen behind...
The sarcophagus covering the damaged fourth reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant is seen behind a building decorated with a graffiti in the abandoned city of Prypiat April 4, 2011. Belarus, Ukraine and Russia will mark the 25th anniversary of the nuclear reactor explosion in Chernobyl, the place where the world's worst civil nuclear accident took place, on April 26. Engineers are still struggling to regain control of damaged reactors at the Fuskushima plant after last month's earthquake and tsunami, in the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl in 1986, with the government urging the operator of the plant to act faster to stop radiation spreading. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich (UKRAINE - Tags: ANNIVERSARY DISASTER ENERGY ENVIRONMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BRITAIN/
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March 15, 2011
Starlings flock next to a sheep on farmland near Dungeness in southern England March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Stefan...
DUNGENESS, United Kingdom
Starlings flock next to a sheep on farmland near Dungeness in southern England
Starlings flock next to a sheep on farmland near Dungeness in southern England March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT)
JAPAN/
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March 21, 2011
A piano is submerged in water in the area devastated by tsunami in Rikuzentakat March 21, 2011. Japan...
Rikuzentakat, Japan
A piano is submerged in water in the area devastated by tsunami in Rikuzentakat
A piano is submerged in water in the area devastated by tsunami in Rikuzentakat March 21, 2011. Japan faces a mammoth disaster relief and reconstruction effort after its worst-ever earthquake triggered a tsunami that devastated the country's northeastern coast, killing thousands and spawned a severe nuclear crisis.
REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (JAPAN - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
BRITAIN/
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March 12, 2011
Nineteen month-old Lilly picks daffodils in St James's Park in central London, March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Andrew...
London, United Kingdom
Nineteen month-old Lilly picks daffodils in St James's Park in central London
Nineteen month-old Lilly picks daffodils in St James's Park in central London, March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Andrew Winning (BRITAIN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
USA/
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March 27, 2011
The Empire State Building is seen lit up before Earth Hour in New York March 26, 2011. Cities throughout...
New York, UNITED STATES
The Empire State Building is seen lit up before Earth Hour in New York
The Empire State Building is seen lit up before Earth Hour in New York March 26, 2011. Cities throughout the world took part in Earth Hour Saturday, during which lights were turned off for one hour at 8:30 p.m. local time in a show of support for renewable energy. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES - Tags: CITYSCAPE ENERGY)
BRITAIN
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April 05, 2011
A painted dog eats a beef carcass in their new enclosure at Chester Zoo, northern England, April 5, 2011....
Chester, United Kingdom
A painted dog eats a beef carcass in their new enclosure at Chester Zoo
A painted dog eats a beef carcass in their new enclosure at Chester Zoo, northern England, April 5, 2011. The animals, which are also known as African Wild Dogs, are on display at the zoo for the first time after recently arriving from a zoo in Sweden. REUTERS/Phil Noble (BRITAIN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY ANIMALS)
GERMANY/
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April 02, 2011
A traffic sign meaning 'Caution' is seen in front of the cooling tower of nuclear power plants "Isar...
ESSENBACH, Germany
Traffic sign stands near nuclear power plants "Isar 1+2" between Niederaichbach and Essenbach
A traffic sign meaning 'Caution' is seen in front of the cooling tower of nuclear power plants "Isar 1+2" between the southern Bavarian villages of Niederaichbach and Essenbach near Landshut April 2, 2011. Germany's Isar 1 nuclear power plant went offline in March 2011 under a moratorium announced by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS ENERGY ENVIRONMENT)
SPACE-SHUTTLE/
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March 31, 2011
Severe weather moves in over the vehicle assembly building at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral,...
Cape Canaveral, UNITED STATES
Severe weather moves in over the vehicle assembly building at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral...
Severe weather moves in over the vehicle assembly building at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida March 31, 2011. REUTERS/Scott Audette (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SCI TECH IMAGES OF THE DAY)
JAPAN-QUAKE/
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March 11, 2011
Seismologist Bernd Weber of Germany's Geoscientific Research Institute GFZ in Potsdam poses for the media...
Potsdam, Germany
Seismologist Weber of Germany's Geoscientific Research Institute GFZ in Potsdam poses for the media as...
Seismologist Bernd Weber of Germany's Geoscientific Research Institute GFZ in Potsdam poses for the media as he points on a graph with the magnitude of the earthquake in Japan on a monitor in Potsdam, March 11, 2011. The biggest earthquake to hit Japan on record struck the northeast coast on Friday, triggering a 10-metre tsunami that swept away everything in its path, including houses, ships, cars and farm buildings on fire. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (GERMANY - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
USA/
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March 20, 2011
The moon rises over the Bronx section of New York City March 19, 2011. Saturday will see the rise of...
New York, UNITED STATES
The moon rises over the Bronx section of New York City
The moon rises over the Bronx section of New York City March 19, 2011. Saturday will see the rise of a full moon called a "Super Moon" when it arrives at its closest point to the Earth in 2011, a distance of 221,565 miles or 356,575 km away. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
TURKEY/
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March 09, 2011
A boy plays with his dog in a snow-covered park in Ankara March 9, 2011. A snow storm and blizzard caused...
Ankara, Turkey
A boy plays with his dog in a snow-covered park in Ankara
A boy plays with his dog in a snow-covered park in Ankara March 9, 2011. A snow storm and blizzard caused inter-city motorways and roads at the countryside in parts of Turkey to shut down as two days of uninterrupted snowfall in the capital Ankara plunged the city's traffic into chaos. Major routes were cluttered with stuck vehicles on Tuesday evening, forcing car drivers and passengers of public transport to walk to their homes, Anatolian News Agency said. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
JAPAN/
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April 04, 2011
Seagulls fly behind a damaged car at a port in Ofunato, Iwate prefecture, April 4, 2011, after the area...
OFUNATO, Japan
Seagulls fly behind a damaged car at a port in Ofunato
Seagulls fly behind a damaged car at a port in Ofunato, Iwate prefecture, April 4, 2011, after the area was devastated by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami on March 11. REUTERS/Toru Hanai (JAPAN - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
JAPAN-QUAKE
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March 31, 2011
A seagull flies in front of burnt ships in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, after the area was devastated...
KESENNUMA, Japan
A seagull flies in front of burnt ships in Kesennuma after the area was devastated by a magnitude 9.0...
A seagull flies in front of burnt ships in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, after the area was devastated by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami March 31, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (JAPAN - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
THAILAND-QUAKE/
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March 26, 2011
A Buddhist monk looks up at the ceiling of an earthquake-damaged monastery in Tarlay March 26, 2011....
TARLAY, Myanmar
A Buddhist monk looks up at the ceiling of an earthquake-damaged monastery in Tarlay
A Buddhist monk looks up at the ceiling of an earthquake-damaged monastery in Tarlay March 26, 2011. At least 74 people were killed in the strong earthquake that struck Myanmar on March 24, state media said on Friday, while a series of aftershocks have caused panic but only limited damage in Thailand and Laos.REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
CZECH-PLANT/
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March 15, 2011
A chapel is seen in front of the cooling towers of the Czech nuclear power plant at Dukovany, 125 miles...
Dukovany, Czech Republic
A chapel is seen in front of the cooling towers of the Czech nuclear power plant at Dukovany
A chapel is seen in front of the cooling towers of the Czech nuclear power plant at Dukovany, 125 miles (200 kilometers) east from Prague, March 15, 2011. The Czech Republic has no immediate plans to review its atomic expansion plans due to the nuclear crisis in Japan following an earthquake and tsunami, the Czech nuclear safety office chief said on Monday. REUTERS/Petr Josek (CZECH REPUBLIC - Tags: POLITICS ENERGY ENVIRONMENT)
INDIA/
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March 22, 2011
A boy bathes in water gushing out of a burst drinking water pipeline on a roadside at Noida in the northern...
Noida, India
A boy bathes in water gushing out of a burst drinking water pipeline on a roadside at Noida
A boy bathes in water gushing out of a burst drinking water pipeline on a roadside at Noida in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh March 22, 2011. The United Nations' (U.N.) World Water Day is held on March 22 every year to increase awareness of water's importance. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma (INDIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY ODDLY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SOLAR-SPAIN/
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March 29, 2011
Solar panels fill the roofs of mausoleums in a cemetery in Santa Coloma de Gramanet, near Barcelona March...
Barcelona, Spain
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Solar panels fill the roofs of mausoleums in a cemetery in Santa Coloma de Gramanet, near Barcelona March 28, 2011. Solar panels on the rooftops of Spain are likely to pay for themselves within five years without needing subsidies and revive an industry in the doldrums after the country became the world's second-largest producer. Picture taken March 28, 2011. To match Analysis SOLAR-SPAIN/ REUTERS/ Albert Gea (SPAIN - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY ENVIRONMENT)
KASHMIR
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March 16, 2011
A goose opens its beak as mosquitoes fly in Srinagar March 16, 2011. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli (INDIAN-ADMINISTERD...
Srinagar, India
A goose opens its beak as mosquitoes fly in Srinagar
A goose opens its beak as mosquitoes fly in Srinagar March 16, 2011. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli (INDIAN-ADMINISTERD KASHMIR - Tags: ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT)
FISH-DIEOFF/
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March 08, 2011
Fish lie dead in the harbor area of Redondo Beach, south of Los Angeles, California March 8, 2011. Millions...
Redondo Beach, UNITED STATES
Fish lie dead in the harbor area of Redondo Beach
Fish lie dead in the harbor area of Redondo Beach, south of Los Angeles, California March 8, 2011. Millions of fish washed up dead early on Tuesday, puzzling authorities and triggering a cleanup effort. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
NIGERIA-ELECTIONS/POSTPONEMENT
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April 01, 2011
A man walks as crude oil spills from a pipeline in Dadabili, Niger state April 2, 2011. Nigeria postponed...
DADABILI, Nigeria
A man walks as crude oil spills from a pipeline in Dadabili, Niger state
A man walks as crude oil spills from a pipeline in Dadabili, Niger state April 2, 2011. Nigeria postponed parliamentary elections nationwide until Monday after voting materials failed to arrive in many areas, a major blow to hopes of a break with a history of chaotic polls in Africa's most populous nation. Voting materials also failed to arrive in large parts of the southern oil-producing Niger Delta. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde (NIGERIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ENERGY IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE: ALSO SEE GM1E78V09DF01.
BRAZIL/
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March 16, 2011
Students watch the waves at Arpoador Beach in Rio de Janeiro March 16, 2011. A strong wind and the presence...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Students watch the waves at Arpoador Beach in Rio de Janeiro
Students watch the waves at Arpoador Beach in Rio de Janeiro March 16, 2011. A strong wind and the presence of an extratropical cyclone is creating rough seas off the southeast coast, a meteorological institute said. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT)
RUSSIA
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March 14, 2011
A member of an emergency services special unit fires a shell towards the upper slopes to clear snow buildup...
Vladikavkaz, Russia
A member of an emergency services special unit fires a shell towards the upper slopes to clear snow buildup...
A member of an emergency services special unit fires a shell towards the upper slopes to clear snow buildup above the Transcaucasian highway some 110 km (68.4 miles) from the southern Russian city of Vladikavkaz March 13, 2011. Avalanches are a constant threat on the road which is the only route connecting Russia to South Ossetia. Picture taken March 13, 2011. REUTERS/Kazbek Basayev (RUSSIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
CRICKET-WORLD/
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March 29, 2011
The sun sets as Sri Lanka and New Zealand play their ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 semi-final match in Colombo...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
The sun sets as Sri Lanka and New Zealand play their ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 semi-final match in Colombo...
The sun sets as Sri Lanka and New Zealand play their ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 semi-final match in Colombo March 29, 2011. REUTERS/Philip Brown (SRI LANKA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET ENVIRONMENT IMAGE OF THE DAY TOP PICTURE)
ISRAEL/
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March 24, 2011
Lightning strikes over Gaza in this general view seen from across the border in southern Israel March...
Nir Am, Israel
Lightning strikes over Gaza in this general view seen from across the border in southern Israel
Lightning strikes over Gaza in this general view seen from across the border in southern Israel March 24, 2011. REUTERS/Amir Cohen (ISRAEL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT)
JAPAN/
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March 27, 2011
Waves in the sea are seen through a window of a building destroyed by March 11's magnitude 9.0 earthquake...
Kirikiri town, Japan
Waves in the sea are seen through a window of a building destroyed by March 11's magnitude 9.0 earthquake...
Waves in the sea are seen through a window of a building destroyed by March 11's magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami, in Kirikiri town, Iwate prefecture March 27, 2011. Japan is still grappling with relief and recovery efforts after the massive earthquake and tsunami devastated northeast Japan and crippled a nuclear power station, raising the risk of uncontrolled radiation. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (JAPAN - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AUSTRIA/
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March 24, 2011
Boys run through Stadtpark (City Park) during a warm spring day in Vienna, March 24, 2011. Temperatures...
Vienna, Austria
Boys run through Stadtpark during a warm spring day in Vienna
Boys run through Stadtpark (City Park) during a warm spring day in Vienna, March 24, 2011. Temperatures reached today up to 20 degrees Celsius in Austria on Thursday. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner (AUSTRIA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SPAIN/
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March 29, 2011
Windmills are seen next to a bioclimatic house on the grounds of the Technological and Renewable Energies...
Santa Cruz De Tenerife, Spain
Windmills are seen next to a bioclimatic house on the grounds of the Technological and Renewable Energies...
Windmills are seen next to a bioclimatic house on the grounds of the Technological and Renewable Energies Institute (ITER) outside Santa Cruz de Tenerife, in the Spanish Canary Island of Tenerife March 29, 2011. REUTERS/Santiago Ferrero (SPAIN - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)
OIL-SPILL/
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April 01, 2011
A healthy Brown Pelican spreads its wings at Cat Island in Barataria Bay near Myrtle Grove, Louisiana...
Myrtly Grove, UNITED STATES
A healthy Brown Pelican spreads its wings at Cat Island in Barataria Bay near Myrtle Grove, Louisiana...
A healthy Brown Pelican spreads its wings at Cat Island in Barataria Bay near Myrtle Grove, Louisiana March 31, 2011. Cat Island was heavily impacted with oil due to the BP oil spill disaster last year. The UK energy giant's well leaked more than 200 million gallons of oil after the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded on April 20 last year, killing 11 workers. REUTERS/Sean Gardner (UNITED STATES - Tags: ANIMALS DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
GERMANY-ELECTIONS/
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March 21, 2011
Sheep graze between the solar panels of a solar park in Waghaeusel, 20 km (12 miles) southeast of Karlsruhe,...
WAGHAEUSEL, Germany
Sheep graze between the solar panels of a solar park in Waghaeusel
Sheep graze between the solar panels of a solar park in Waghaeusel, 20 km (12 miles) southeast of Karlsruhe, March 21, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS ENERGY ENVIRONMENT ELECTIONS ANIMALS)
SPAIN/
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March 16, 2011
A tower at "Solucar" solar park is seen in Sanlucar La Mayor, near Seville, March 16, 2011. The solar...
SANLUCAR LA MAYOR, Spain
A tower at "Solucar" solar park is seen in Sanlucar La Mayor
A tower at "Solucar" solar park is seen in Sanlucar La Mayor, near Seville, March 16, 2011. The solar thermal power plant uses mirrors to concentrate the sun's rays onto towers where they produce steam to drive a turbine, producing electricity. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo (SPAIN - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT)
ARCTIC/
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March 22, 2011
Wind patterns are left in the ice pack that covers the Arctic Ocean north of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska March...
PRUDHOE BAY, UNITED STATES
Wind patterns are left in the ice pack that covers the Arctic Ocean north of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska
Wind patterns are left in the ice pack that covers the Arctic Ocean north of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska March 18, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT)
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