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Environment

Top Pictures - 06 Aug 2013
A selection of our most striking imagery related to the environment from the past month.
MEXICO-VOLCANO/
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July 09, 2013
The snow-covered Popocatepetl volcano spews a cloud of steam into the air in Puebla July 9, 2013. Mexican...
Puebla, Mexico
The snow-covered Popocatepetl volcano spews a cloud of steam into the air in Puebla
The snow-covered Popocatepetl volcano spews a cloud of steam into the air in Puebla July 9, 2013. Mexican authorities raised the alert level for the Popocatepetl volcano on Saturday after an increased level of explosive activity belched ash over Mexico City and pushed international airlines to suspend flights.The alert level for the towering Popocatepetl volcano, located some 50 miles (80 km) to the southeast of the capital, was raised to yellow phase three from yellow phase two, Mexico's National Center for Disaster Prevention said in a statement. REUTERS/Imelda Medina (MEXICO - Tags: ENVIRONMENT)
AUSTRALIA-POLITICS/FRONTIER
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July 28, 2013
A river is seen flowing amongst sand dunes in the Tanami Desert located in Australia's Northern Territory...
Darwin, Australia
A river is seen flowing amongst sand dunes in the Tanami Desert
A river is seen flowing amongst sand dunes in the Tanami Desert located in Australia's Northern Territory July 15, 2013. The frontrunner to become Australia’s next prime minister, Tony Abbott, holds ambitious plans to develop the country's sparse and inhospitable north by 2030 to attract a new wave of mining investment and boost agricultural exports to Asia. Picture taken July 15, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS POLITICS)
SPAIN/
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July 23, 2013
A leopard yawns inside its enclosure at the Madrid Zoo July 23, 2013. REUTERS/Juan Medina (SPAIN -...
Madrid, Spain
A leopard yawns inside its enclosure at the Madrid Zoo
A leopard yawns inside its enclosure at the Madrid Zoo July 23, 2013. REUTERS/Juan Medina (SPAIN - Tags: ANIMALS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
CHINA/
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July 23, 2013
Water gushes through the Xiaolangdi Dam as floodwater is discharged into the Yellow River in Luoyang,...
Xiaolangdi, China
Water gushes through the Xiaolangdi Dam as floodwater is discharged into the Yellow River in Luoyang,...
Water gushes through the Xiaolangdi Dam as floodwater is discharged into the Yellow River in Luoyang, Henan province, July 23, 2013. REUTERS/Carlf Zhang (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
THAILAND-OILSPILL
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July 30, 2013
A Thai soldier in white biohazard suit takes part in a clean-up operation at Ao Prao Beach on Koh Samet,...
Koh Samet, Thailand
A Thai soldier in white biohazard suit takes part in a clean-up operation at Ao Prao Beach on Koh Samet...
A Thai soldier in white biohazard suit takes part in a clean-up operation at Ao Prao Beach on Koh Samet, Rayong July 30, 2013. Crude oil that leaked from a pipeline in the Gulf of Thailand over the weekend has reached a Thai tourist resort, pipeline operator PTT Global Chemical Pcl said on Monday. Around 50,000 litres of crude oil poured into the sea on Saturday around 20 km (12 miles) off the coast of Rayong, southeast of the capital Bangkok. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha (THAILAND - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
CHINA/
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August 04, 2013
A streak of lightning is seen above the skyline of Shanghai's financial district of Pudong August 4,...
Shanghai, China
A streak of lightning is seen above the skyline of Shanghai's financial district of Pudong
A streak of lightning is seen above the skyline of Shanghai's financial district of Pudong August 4, 2013. REUTER/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY CITYSCAPE ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SUDAN
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August 02, 2013
A worker rests on the roof of a building surrounded by sand as a result of desert encroachment at Ogrein...
Ogrein, Sudan
A worker rests on the roof of a building surrounded by sand as a result of desert encroachment at Ogrein...
A worker rests on the roof of a building surrounded by sand as a result of desert encroachment at Ogrein Railway Station at the Red Sea State August 1, 2013. REUTERS/ Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah (SUDAN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA
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July 29, 2013
Rain is seen on a window of a ferry boat as it passes midtown Manhattan and the Empire State Building...
New York, UNITED STATES
Rain is seen on a window of a ferry boat as it passes midtown Manhattan and the Empire State Building...
Rain is seen on a window of a ferry boat as it passes midtown Manhattan and the Empire State Building (center) at sunset in New York, July 28, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT)
CHINA/
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July 12, 2013
Visitors ride camels as sun rises in Dunhuang, Gansu province, July 11, 2013. Picture taken July 11,...
DUNHUANG, China
Visitors ride camels as sun rises in Dunhuang
Visitors ride camels as sun rises in Dunhuang, Gansu province, July 11, 2013. Picture taken July 11, 2013. REUTERS/Rooney Chen (CHINA - Tags: TRAVEL ENVIRONMENT)
AUSTRIA/
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July 25, 2013
Cows lie in grass in front of Hafelekar mountain on a hot summer day in Innsbruck July 25, 2013. REUTERS/Dominic...
ABSAM, Austria
Cows lie in grass in front of Hafelekar mountain on a hot summer day in Innsbruck
Cows lie in grass in front of Hafelekar mountain on a hot summer day in Innsbruck July 25, 2013. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler (AUSTRIA - Tags: ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SPAIN/
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August 04, 2013
A flame is seen on a burnt tree during a wildfire outside Cebreros, in northwestern Spain, August 4,...
CEBREROS, Spain
A flame is seen on a burnt tree during a wildfire outside Cebreros
A flame is seen on a burnt tree during a wildfire outside Cebreros, in northwestern Spain, August 4, 2013. More than 550 firefighters are working to contain the wildfire, which broke out on Saturday afternoon, according to regional officials. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
CHINA
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July 18, 2013
A passenger jet is silhouetted against the moon as it flies over Shanghai July 19, 2013. REUTERS/Aly...
Shanghai, China
A passenger jet is silhouetted against the moon as it flies over Shanghai
A passenger jet is silhouetted against the moon as it flies over Shanghai July 19, 2013. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT TRANSPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA-MONSOON/
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July 29, 2013
A partially submerged statue of Hindu Lord Shiva stands amidst the flooded banks of the river Ganges...
Allahabad, India
A partially submerged statue of Hindu Lord Shiva stands amidst the flooded banks of the river Ganges...
A partially submerged statue of Hindu Lord Shiva stands amidst the flooded banks of the river Ganges in the northern Indian city of Allahabad July 29, 2013. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION ENVIRONMENT)
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