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RUSSIA-WEATHER/
RTX20UOQ
January 03, 2016
A woman runs along an embankment at the Olympic park in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, January...
Sochi, Russia
Woman runs along embankment at Olympic park in Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi
A woman runs along an embankment at the Olympic park in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, January 3, 2016. REUTERS/Kazbek Basayev
RUSSIA-WEATHER/
RTX1V9H3
November 22, 2015
A couple stands on an embankment of the Yenisei River, covered in a frosty fog, with the air temperature...
Divnogorsk, Russia
A couple stands on an embankment of the Yenisei River in Divnogorsk
A couple stands on an embankment of the Yenisei River, covered in a frosty fog, with the air temperature at about minus 22 degrees Celsius (minus 7.6 degrees Fahrenheit), in the Siberian town of Divnogorsk near Krasnoyarsk, Russia, November 22, 2015. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin
USA-KATRINA/ANNIVERSARY
RTX1Q4B2
August 29, 2015
Tremone Wells, Hurricane Katrina survivor and Lower Ninth Ward resident, walks along the levee of the...
New Orleans, UNITED STATES
Tremone Wells, Hurricane Katrina survivor and Lower Ninth Ward resident, walks along the levee of the...
Tremone Wells, Hurricane Katrina survivor and Lower Ninth Ward resident, walks along the levee of the Industrial Canal one day before the ten year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Louisiana, August 28, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
USA-KATRINA/ANNIVERSARY
RTX1PF2U
August 24, 2015
Lower Ninth Ward area residents walk by the reconstructed wall of a levee at the Lower Ninth Ward canal...
New Orleans, UNITED STATES
Wider Image: Hurricane Katrina 10 Years On
Lower Ninth Ward area residents walk by the reconstructed wall of a levee at the Lower Ninth Ward canal in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, August 16, 2015. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina triggered floods that inundated New Orleans and killed more than 1,500 people as storm waters overwhelmed levees and broke through floodwalls. Congress authorized spending more than $14 billion to beef up the city's flood protection after Katrina and built a series of new barriers that include manmade islands and new wetlands. Reuters photographer Carlos Barria returned to New Orleans after documenting events in 2005 and found a city much rebuilt and renovated, although abandoned homes show Katrina’s lingering impact. REUTERS/Carlos Barria TPX IMAGES OF THE DAYPICTURE 23 OF 28 FOR WIDER IMAGE STORY "HURRICANE KATRINA 10 YEARS ON"SEARCH "CARLOS HURRICANE" FOR ALL IMAGES
JAPAN-DAILYLIFE/
RTR4VUAK
April 02, 2015
People walk along an embankment at Tokyo Bay in Kasai Rinkai Park on a sunny day in Tokyo, April 2, 2015....
Tokyo, Japan
People walk along an embankment at Tokyo Bay in Kasai Rinkai Park on sunny day in Tokyo
People walk along an embankment at Tokyo Bay in Kasai Rinkai Park on a sunny day in Tokyo, April 2, 2015. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
ISRAEL-DAILYLIFE/
RTR4B4HT
October 22, 2014
A woman with a parasol sits overlooking the Mediterranean Sea near a beach in Jaffa just south of Tel...
Tel Aviv, Israel
A woman with a parasol sits overlooking the Mediterranean Sea near a beach in Tel Aviv
A woman with a parasol sits overlooking the Mediterranean Sea near a beach in Jaffa just south of Tel Aviv October 22, 2014.
REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (ISRAEL - Tags: SOCIETY TRAVEL TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA-FESTIVAL
RTR4B1QM
October 21, 2014
A Hindu woman places an earthen oil lamp in the waters of the river Yamuna as she offer prayers as part...
Vrindavan, India
Hindu woman places an earthen oil lamp in the waters of the river Yamuna as she offer prayers as part...
A Hindu woman places an earthen oil lamp in the waters of the river Yamuna as she offer prayers as part of Diwali celebrations in Vrindavan, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh October 21, 2014. Diwali, the annual festival of lights will be celebrated across the country on October 23. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY)
SWITZERLAND/
RTX15MVX
November 21, 2013
Two joggers run along the embankment of Aare river during the first snowfall in Bern November 21, 2013....
Bern, Switzerland
Joggers run along the embankment of Aare river during the first snowfall in Bern
Two joggers run along the embankment of Aare river during the first snowfall in Bern November 21, 2013. Swiss weather service said they expect from 5 to 15 cm of snow on Thursday. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich (SWITZERLAND - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
HUNGARY-FLOOD/
RTX10F7L
June 07, 2013
Soldiers cover themselves from a military helicopter's downwash as it lowers sandbags to help reinforce...
Gyor, Hungary
Soldiers cover themselves from a military helicopter's downwash as it lowers sandbags to help reinforce...
Soldiers cover themselves from a military helicopter's downwash as it lowers sandbags to help reinforce a dike along the swollen Danube River near Gyor, 130km west of Budapest on June 7, 2013. Water levels on the river have reached or exceeded record highs, prompting a defence operation involving hundreds of soldiers, water workers and volunteers in the northwestern part of the country. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh (HUNGARY - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
CANADA-FLOODING/
RTR34180
June 22, 2012
A worker reinforces a temporary dyke set up along the waterfront of the Fraser River in Mission, British...
Mission, Canada
A worker reinforces a temporary dyke set up along the waterfront of the Fraser River in Mission, British...
A worker reinforces a temporary dyke set up along the waterfront of the Fraser River in Mission, British Columbia June 22, 2012. The river has been steadily rising putting many properties on flood evacuation warning. REUTERS/Andy Clark (CANADA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
THAILAND/
RTR2Z0SA
March 08, 2012
Thai labourers work against time to build concrete floodwalls as high as 2.5 metres to surround Rojana...
Ayutthaya, Thailand
Thai labourers work against time to build concrete floodwalls as high as 2.5 metres to surround Rojana...
Thai labourers work against time to build concrete floodwalls as high as 2.5 metres to surround Rojana Industrial Park in Ayutthaya, about 80 km (49 miles) north of Bangkok March 8, 2012. Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra looked to sell Thailand's recovery from last year's floods during her trip to Japan on Wednesday as she met both business leaders and government officials. Addressing business leaders from Japan's Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Yingluck emphasised her country's recovery from the floods that so crippled the country last year and especially hit Japanese manufacturers. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang (THAILAND - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
THAILAND-FLOODS/
RTR2T07K
October 22, 2011
Buddhist monks walk on a barrier against advancing floods, which is fortified by sand bags, at Sai Mai...
Bangkok, Thailand
Buddhist monks walk on a barrier against advancing floods at Sai Mai district in Bangkok
Buddhist monks walk on a barrier against advancing floods, which is fortified by sand bags, at Sai Mai district in Bangkok October 22, 2011. Thailand's prime minister called for all agencies to collaborate to protect the capital from a potential deluge of floodwater on Saturday as thousands fled high-risk areas or scrambled to protect their homes. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT RELIGION)
USA-FLOODING/
RTR2QZCY
September 09, 2011
Sand bags are seen along a flood wall on the Susquehanna River in Kingston, Pennsylvania September 8,...
Kingston, UNITED STATES
Sand bags are seen along flood wall on the Susquehanna River in Kingston
Sand bags are seen along a flood wall on the Susquehanna River in Kingston, Pennsylvania September 8, 2011. Relentless rain spawned by the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee caused major flooding in the eastern United States on Thursday, forcing the evacuation of about 130,000 people in Pennsylvania, New York and Maryland and swamping homes and businesses all the way up to New England. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
NEPAL
RTR2PKS5
August 03, 2011
A farmer works in a paddy field at Khokana village, located south of Nepal's capital Kathmandu, August...
KHOKANA, Nepal
A farmer works in a paddy field at Khokana village
A farmer works in a paddy field at Khokana village, located south of Nepal's capital Kathmandu, August 3, 2011. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT AGRICULTURE)
FRANCE/
RTR2OOC7
July 09, 2011
France's President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy walk on a dyke before boarding a...
Bormes Les Mimosas, France
France's President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy walk on a dyke before boarding a...
France's President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy walk on a dyke before boarding a boat at the Fort de Bregancon in Bormes les Mimosas July 9, 2011. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier (FRANCE - Tags: POLITICS ENTERTAINMENT)
PAKISTAN-FLOODS-PREPAREDNESS
RTR2O8YA
June 29, 2011
A labourer levels stones while working to repair a portion of the Tori Band embankment, where two main...
KASHMORE, Pakistan
To match Feature PAKISTAN-FLOODS-PREPAREDNESS
A labourer levels stones while working to repair a portion of the Tori Band embankment, where two main breaches were accrued due to last year's heavy flooding, in Kashmore about 140km (87 miles) from Sukkur, located in Pakistan's Sindh province June 26, 2011. Pakistan remains woefully unprepared for floods this year which a U.N. official said could affect up to 5 million people in a worse-case scenario. Picture taken on June 26, 2011. To match Feature PAKISTAN-FLOODS-PREPAREDNESS REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro (PAKISTAN - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
USA-FLOODING/
RTR2MLMV
May 19, 2011
An overflowing levee is seen near Lake Providence, Louisiana May 18, 2011. Floodwater released from a...
LAKE PROVIDENCE, UNITED STATES
Overflowing levee is seen near Lake Providence, Louisiana
An overflowing levee is seen near Lake Providence, Louisiana May 18, 2011. Floodwater released from a key Mississippi River spillway surged through the Louisiana bayou on Tuesday, and levees protecting the state's two biggest cities held as river flows neared their peak. Weeks of heavy rains and runoff from an unusually snowy winter caused the Mississippi River to rise, flooding thousands of homes and 3 million acres (1.2 million hectares) of farmland in Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas and evoking comparisons to historic floods in 1927 and 1937. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
WEATHER-FLOODING/
RTR2MHAQ
May 16, 2011
A National Guard troop stands guard on a levee as floodwaters approach Butte LaRose, Louisiana May 15,...
Butte LaRose, UNITED STATES
A National Guard troop stands guard on a levee as floodwaters approach Butte LaRose, Louisiana
A National Guard troop stands guard on a levee as floodwaters approach Butte LaRose, Louisiana May 15, 2011. Army engineers on Saturday opened a key spillway to allow the swollen Mississippi River to flood thousands of homes and crops but spare New Orleans and Louisiana's capital Baton Rouge. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA-FLOODING/
RTR2MGZ6
May 15, 2011
Riley Dubois, 6, stands on top of a sand bag levee at Stephensville, Louisiana May 15, 2011. Scores of...
STEPHENSVILLE, UNITED STATES
A girl stands on top of a sand bag levee at Stephensville, Louisiana
Riley Dubois, 6, stands on top of a sand bag levee at Stephensville, Louisiana May 15, 2011. Scores of U.S. heartland rivers from the Dakotas to Ohio have flooded following a snowy winter and heavy spring rains, feeding near-record crests on the lower Mississippi River. REUTERS/Sean Gardner (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
FLOODING/
RTR2MDHT
May 13, 2011
A sign is seen along a levee near the Ameristar Casino in Vicksburg, Mississippi May 13, 2011. Scores...
Vicksburg, UNITED STATES
A sign is seen along a levee near the Ameristar Casino in Vicksburg
A sign is seen along a levee near the Ameristar Casino in Vicksburg, Mississippi May 13, 2011. Scores of U.S. heartland rivers from the Dakotas to Ohio have flooded following a snowy winter and heavy spring rains, feeding near-record crests on the lower Mississippi River. REUTERS/Sean Gardner (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
WEATHER-FLOODING/
RTR2MCCN
May 13, 2011
A sign is seen on a levee holding back the Mississippi River in Waterproof, Louisiana May 12, 2011. The...
Waterproof, UNITED STATES
A sign is seen on a levee holding back the Mississippi River in Waterproof, Louisiana
A sign is seen on a levee holding back the Mississippi River in Waterproof, Louisiana May 12, 2011. The U.S. government scrambled to shore up the levee system in the Deep South on Thursday to prevent the mighty Mississippi River from overflowing and flooding populated areas. The Mississippi River flood, the result of a wet spring and huge snow melt from an unusually stormy winter, has forced the evacuation of thousands of people along the river and its tributaries, swamping river towns and expected to flood 3 million acres of farmland in Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas alone. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
WEATHER-FLOODING/
RTR2MC9Q
May 13, 2011
A sign is seen atop a levee holding back the Mississippi River in Waterproof, Louisiana May 12, 2011....
Waterproof, UNITED STATES
A sign is seen atop a levee holding back the Mississippi River in Waterproof, Louisiana
A sign is seen atop a levee holding back the Mississippi River in Waterproof, Louisiana May 12, 2011. The government scrambled to shore up the levee system in the Deep South on Thursday to prevent the Mississippi River from overflowing and flooding populated areas and is determining whether to open the Morganza Spillway in Louisiana this weekend to prevent massive flooding in New Orleans and other parts of Louisiana. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
CANADA FLOODING/MANITOBA
RTR2MBR7
May 12, 2011
Master Corporal Dustin Bleker (R) of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry throws a sandbag...
Winnipeg, Canada
Master Corporal Dustin Bleker of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry throws a sandbag while...
Master Corporal Dustin Bleker (R) of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry throws a sandbag while shoring up a dike along an Assiniboine River near Poplar Point, Manitoba, May 12, 2011. REUTERS/Fred Greenslade (CANADA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT MILITARY)
USA FLOODING/
RTR2MAAH
May 12, 2011
Flood marks are shown on the outside wall of the Vicksburg levee system marking the highest stage the...
Vicksburg, UNITED STATES
Flood marks are shown on the outside wall of the Vicksburg levee system marking the highest stage the...
Flood marks are shown on the outside wall of the Vicksburg levee system marking the highest stage the Mississipi River has been in 1927 at 56.2 ft. in Vicksburg, Mississippi May 11, 2011. Vicksburg's river stage is currently 53.6 ft high. REUTERS/Sean Gardner (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
USA-FLOODING/
RTR2M9S0
May 11, 2011
A barrel warns of a closed levee near a rising Mississippi River in Gillett, Arkansas, May 11, 2011....
Gillett, UNITED STATES
A barrel warns of a closed levee near a rising Mississippi River in Gillett
A barrel warns of a closed levee near a rising Mississippi River in Gillett, Arkansas, May 11, 2011. The Mississippi River reached a near-record crest in Memphis, Tennessee, on Tuesday and may top records set in 1927 and 1937 further downriver, according to the National Weather Service. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
US-FLOODING/
RTR2M8KE
May 10, 2011
Workers with the Army Corp of Engineers look for minor imperfections to correct before pining down high...
Vicksburg, UNITED STATES
Workers look for minor imperfections to correct before pining down high density polyethylene (HDPE) on...
Workers with the Army Corp of Engineers look for minor imperfections to correct before pining down high density polyethylene (HDPE) on the backside of the Yazoo Backwater Levee as a precaution to the overtop of the levee due to the swollen Mississippi River in Vicksburg, Mississippi May 10, 2011. The (HDPE) will act as a barrier if overtopping occurs and will inhibit backside erosion of the levee. More residents were warned on Monday to get out of the way of the raging Mississippi River as it surged toward a near-record crest in its southern reaches, prompting authorities to try to divert some of the flood waters. REUTERS/Sean Gardner (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
JAPAN-NUCLEAR/HAMAOKA
RTR2M22E
May 06, 2011
Chubu Electric Power's Hamaoka Nuclear Power Station is seen from its sand coast levee (sand dune) beside...
OMAEZAKI, Japan
Chubu Electric Power's Hamaoka Nuclear Power Station is seen from its sand coast levee beside the sea...
Chubu Electric Power's Hamaoka Nuclear Power Station is seen from its sand coast levee (sand dune) beside the sea in Omaezaki, Shizuoka Prefecture, May 5, 2011. Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan said on Friday he will ask Chubu Electric Power Co to halt all operations at its Hamaoka nuclear plant in central Japan. Kan said the government will make efforts to prevent the halt of Hamaoka nuclear reactors from creating power supply problems. Picture taken May 5, 2011. REUTERS/Issei Kato (JAPAN - Tags: DISASTER ENERGY POLITICS)
WEATHER-FLOODING/USA
RTR2L6LL
April 13, 2011
Workers examine a levee in Valley City, North Dakota April 13, 2011. Flooding was spreading out across...
Valley City, UNITED STATES
Workers examine a levee in Valley City, North Dakota
Workers examine a levee in Valley City, North Dakota April 13, 2011. Flooding was spreading out across broad stretches of rural North Dakota and Minnesota on Wednesday and swelling toward a near-record crest in Grand Forks expected within three days. An additional near record crest was projected along the Sheyenne River in Valley City. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER FOOD)
GERMANY/
RTR2EGQG
May 28, 2010
A dike walker checks the condition of a dike that contains the swelling Oder River near the eastern German...
Ratzdorf, Germany
Dike walker checks condition of dike that contains swelling Oder River near eastern German village of...
A dike walker checks the condition of a dike that contains the swelling Oder River near the eastern German village of Ratzdorf near the Polish border, May 28, 2010. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (GERMANY - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
GERMANY/
RTR2EGP1
May 28, 2010
Workers patch up a dike with sand bags to contain the swelling Oder River near the eastern German village...
Eisenhuettenstadt, Germany
Workers patch up a dike with sand bags to contain the swelling Oder River near the eastern German village...
Workers patch up a dike with sand bags to contain the swelling Oder River near the eastern German village of Ratzdorf near the Polish border, May 28, 2010. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (GERMANY - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
GERMANY/
RTXS3TD
April 24, 2010
Anti nuclear protester in protective suits run down a dyke during a demonstration at Brokdorf nuclear...
Brokdorf, Germany
Anti nuclear protester run down dyke during demonstration at Brokdorf nuclear power plant in Brokdorf...
Anti nuclear protester in protective suits run down a dyke during a demonstration at Brokdorf nuclear power plant of German utility giant E.ON in Brokdorf near Hamburg April 24, 2010. Thousands of protestors took part in a human chain over 120 kilometre (74 miles) from the nuclear power plant in Kruemmel, through Hamburg, to the Brokdorf and Brunsbuettel nuclear power plants on Saturday to protest against Nuclear energy, organisers said. REUTERS/Christian Charisius (GERMANY - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT CIVIL UNREST IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA-FLOOD/
RTXDFFZ
March 31, 2009
U.S. Army National Guard soldiers spread sandbags along a dike as they prepare to launch a large sheets...
Fargo, UNITED STATES
U.S. Army National Guard soldiers prepare to cover an earthen dike in Fargo, North Dakota
U.S. Army National Guard soldiers spread sandbags along a dike as they prepare to launch a large sheets of plastic with sandbag weights over the side of an earthen dike on the southside of Fargo, North Dakota March 30, 2009. Engineers hope the plastic barrier will help prevent erosion to the dike as snow followed by high winds and blizzard conditions enter the region. REUTERS/Allen Fredrickson (UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENT DISASTER IMAGE OF THE DAY TOP PICTURE)
USA-FLOOD/
RTXDFG6
March 30, 2009
A U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers employee carries a box with a plastic sheet on a dike on the southside...
Fargo, UNITED STATES
A U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers employee carries a box of plastic on a dike in Fargo, North Dakota
A U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers employee carries a box with a plastic sheet on a dike on the southside of Fargo, North Dakota as snow begins to fall March 30, 2009. Engineers hope a plastic barrier will help prevent erosion to the dike as snow followed by high winds and blizzard conditions enter the region. REUTERS/Allen Fredrickson (UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
USA-FLOOD/
RTXDE8P
March 30, 2009
An aerial view shows a person walks with a dog on an earthen dike near the Red River south of Fargo,...
Fargo, UNITED STATES
An aerial view shows a person walks with a dog on an earthen dike near the Red River south of Fargo,...
An aerial view shows a person walks with a dog on an earthen dike near the Red River south of Fargo, North Dakota March 29, 2009. A dike holding back the swollen Red River failed early on Sunday and swamped a school in Fargo, North Dakota, but a backup dike contained the spill as cold weather favored flood fighting and evacuation efforts. REUTERS/Allen Fredrickson (UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENT DISASTER ANIMALS)
USA-FLOOD/
RTXDE7B
March 30, 2009
Justin Thompson walks on a leaking, frozen sandbag dike as he carries a bucket of water to prime a pump...
Fargo, UNITED STATES
Man walks on leaking, frozen sandbag dike in North Dakota
Justin Thompson walks on a leaking, frozen sandbag dike as he carries a bucket of water to prime a pump to remove overland flood water from around his uncle's house south of Fargo, North Dakota, March 29, 2009. A dike holding back the swollen Red River failed early on Sunday and swamped a school in Fargo, North Dakota, but a backup dike contained the spill as cold weather favored flood fighting and evacuation efforts. REUTERS/Eric Miller (UNITED STATES DISASTER ENVIRONMENT IMAGE OF THE DAY TOP PICTURE)
USA-FLOOD/
RTXDA5G
March 27, 2009
Volunteers pass sandbags to add a foot on top of a permanent earthen dike on the southside of Fargo,...
Fargo, UNITED STATES
Volunteers pass sandbags to add foot on top of permanent earthen dike on southside of Fargo that protects...
Volunteers pass sandbags to add a foot on top of a permanent earthen dike on the southside of Fargo, North Dakota that protects the city from flooding on the Red River March 27, 2009. REUTERS/Allen Fredrickson (UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
FRANCE-STORM/
RTR23TO9
January 24, 2009
Waves hit a dyke during a winter storm at the port of Saint Jean de Luz, southwestern France, January...
Saint Jean De Luz, France
Waves hit dyke during winter storm at port of Saint Jean de Luz
Waves hit a dyke during a winter storm at the port of Saint Jean de Luz, southwestern France, January 24, 2009. Gales battered southwest France and northern Spain for a second day on Saturday, killing two people in Spain, cutting electricity supplies to more than one million French homes and closing roads, railways and airports, authorities said. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE)
BRITAIN-BANKS/
RTR23L39
January 19, 2009
Pedestrians walk along the Embankment, on Monday morning, in central London January 19, 2009. The country...
London, United Kingdom
Pedestrians walk along the Embankment in central London
Pedestrians walk along the Embankment, on Monday morning, in central London January 19, 2009. The country will suffer the biggest annual economic contraction since the end of World War Two in 2009 and the recession could turn into a depression without further government action, a forecasting group said on Monday. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (BRITAIN)
KOREA-ENVIRONMENT/
RTXAWEF
November 24, 2008
Sluice gates, which are parts of a 33 km-long sea dyke and shut out ocean waters, are seen at the Saemangeum...
GUNSAN, South Korea
To match feature KOREA-ENVIRONMENT/
Sluice gates, which are parts of a 33 km-long sea dyke and shut out ocean waters, are seen at the Saemangeum land reclamation project area in Gunsan, about 200 km (124 miles) south of Seoul, November 12, 2008. South Korea is betting a multi-billion dollar land reclamation project about seven times the size of Manhattan will lift the economy but environmentalists say it could be one of the country's biggest ecological blunders. The Saemangeum land reclamation project uses a 33 km (20.5 mile) sea dyke to reclaim an area of 400 square kms (155 sq miles), turning coastal tidelands that are key feeding areas for globally threatened birds into land for factories, golf courses and water treatment plants. To match feature KOREA-ENVIRONMENT/ REUTERS/Jon Herskovitz (SOUTH KOREA)
STORM-GUSTAV/ASHORE
RTX8AYZ
September 01, 2008
Water splashes over the Inner Harbor Navigational Canal as wind and rain from Hurricane Gustav pounds...
New Orleans, UNITED STATES
Water splashes over the Inner Harbor Navigational Canal as wind and rain from Hurricane Gustav pounds...
Water splashes over the Inner Harbor Navigational Canal as wind and rain from Hurricane Gustav pounds New Orleans, Louisiana September 1, 2008. The center of Hurricane Gustav came ashore as a Category 2 hurricane near Cocodrie, Louisiana, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Monday. REUTERS/Sean Gardner (UNITED STATES)
STORM-GUSTAV/
RTX8AA8
September 01, 2008
A Louisiana police car patrols a deserted downtown, next to the 25-foot tall concrete levee that keeps...
Morgan City, UNITED STATES
A Louisiana police car patrols a deserted downtown in Morgan City
A Louisiana police car patrols a deserted downtown, next to the 25-foot tall concrete levee that keeps the Atchafalaya River out of the city, in Morgan City August 31, 2008. Nearly 2 million people fled the Louisiana coast on Sunday as Hurricane Gustav moved within hours of striking land, possibly with a weaker punch than 2005's devastating Hurricane Katrina.
REUTERS/ Mark Wallheiser (UNITED STATES)
USA-FLOODING/
RTX7RBP
July 08, 2008
An aerial photograph of downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa taken on September 13, 2006. Several more levees...
Cedar Rapids, UNITED STATES
File photo shows an aerial photograph of downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa
An aerial photograph of downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa taken on September 13, 2006. Several more levees holding back rising flood waters in the U.S. Midwest broke on June 14, 2008, forcing more evacuations and emergency actions by officials to limit damage and injuries. REUTERS/Ron Maylnad/Files (UNITED STATES)
USA-FLOODING/
RTX75BC
June 20, 2008
U.S. National Guard troops unload sandbags to a levee in Winfield, Missouri June 19, 2008. President...
Winfield, UNITED STATES
U.S. National Guard troops unload sandbags to a levee in Winfield
U.S. National Guard troops unload sandbags to a levee in Winfield, Missouri June 19, 2008. President George W. Bush got a close-up view of damage from the worst Midwest flooding in 15 years on Thursday as his administration promised funding from a multibillion-dollar disaster relief fund. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES)
USA-FLOODING/
RTX74KQ
June 19, 2008
Grain from silos sit in floodwaters after a levee breach in Meyer, Illinois June 19, 2008. The Mississippi...
MEYER, UNITED STATES
Grain sits in floodwater in Meyer
Grain from silos sit in floodwaters after a levee breach in Meyer, Illinois June 19, 2008. The Mississippi River surged past levees and spilled into farms, small towns and parkland on Thursday, adding to billion-dollar losses that have ignited global food inflation fears. REUTERS/Frank Polich (UNITED STATES)
USA-FLOODING/
RTX7236
June 18, 2008
Residents of Canton, Missouri, help to sandbag the levee on the north side of town along the Mississippi...
Canton, UNITED STATES
Residents of Canton, Missouri, help to sandbag the levee on the north side of town along the Mississippi...
Residents of Canton, Missouri, help to sandbag the levee on the north side of town along the Mississippi River June 17, 2008. Volunteers piled sandbags on strained levees in Iowa holding back the surging Mississippi River on Tuesday as the worst Midwest flooding in 15 years ruined cropland and continued to drive up world food prices. REUTERS/Frank Polich (UNITED STATES)
USA-FLOODING/
RTX7053
June 17, 2008
Residents work to build a levee to protect farms and the town in Gladstone, Illinois June 16, 2008. Muddy...
Gladstone, UNITED STATES
Residents work to build a levee to protect farms and the town in Gladstone, Illinois
Residents work to build a levee to protect farms and the town in Gladstone, Illinois June 16, 2008. Muddy flood waters retreated from sections of Iowa's two largest cities on Sunday, exposing ruined homes and businesses, while the battle against still-rising rivers continued downstream. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES)
NEW-ORLEANS/
RTR1T6J6
August 28, 2007
A house stands near the floodwall of the levee, at the location where it was breached by a barge during...
New Orleans, UNITED STATES
A house stands near the floodwall levee in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans
A house stands near the floodwall of the levee, at the location where it was breached by a barge during the Hurricane Katrina, in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Louisiana August 23, 2007. REUTERS/Lee Celano (UNITED STATES)
HURRICANES MEMORIAL
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May 28, 2006
Woody Penouilh Jr. of the Treme Brass Band walks past the repaired Industrial Canal levee after participating...
New Orleans, USA
Band member walks past repaired levee in New Orleans
Woody Penouilh Jr. of the Treme Brass Band walks past the repaired Industrial Canal levee after participating in a "remembrance walk" through the Ninth Ward in memory of those who lost their lives during Hurricane Katrina, in New Orleans, Louisiana, May 29, 2006. Many lost their lives due to severe levee failures throughout the metro area. REUTERS/Sean Gardner
KATRINA
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September 09, 2005
A helicopter drops a sandbag as repair work on a broken levee continues in the aftermath of Hurricane...
New Orleans, UNITED STATES
A helicopter drops a sandbag as repair work on a broken levee continues in the aftermath of Hurricane...
A helicopter drops a sandbag as repair work on a broken levee continues in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. A helicopter drops a sandbag as repair work on a broken levee continues in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans September 9, 2005. New Orleans began the grim task of house-to-house searches for the dead on Friday with hope the number found might not be as catastrophic as predicted. REUTERS/David J. Phillip/Pool
WEATHER KATRINA
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August 31, 2005
A levee gives way to high water in New Orleans, Louisiana, after hurricane Katrina struck on August 31,...
New Orleans, UNITED STATES
A levee gives way to high water after hurricane Katrina struck in New Orleans, Louisiana.
A levee gives way to high water in New Orleans, Louisiana, after hurricane Katrina struck on August 31, 2005. Hurricane Katrina strengthened into a rare top-ranked storm and barrelled into the vulnerable U.S. Gulf Coast for a second and more deadly assault on the Gulf Coast. REUTERS/Marc Serota MS/DH
WEATHER VIETNAM FLOODS
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September 22, 2000
Vietnamese soldiers help to build temporary dykes to protect Hong Ngu town of Dong Thap province from...
Dong Thap, Viet Nam - Socialist Republic of
VIETNAMESE SOLDIERS HELP TO BUILD TEMPORARY DYKES TO PROTECT TOWN IN DONG THAP.
Vietnamese soldiers help to build temporary dykes to protect Hong Ngu town of Dong Thap province from floodwaters, September 22, 2000. The death toll from the worst floods to hit Vietnam's Mekong Delta for decades rose to 94 on September 24, 2000, but water levels were expected to peak and then start to recede in the next few days.

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WEATHER VIETNAM FLOODS
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September 22, 2000
Vietnamese soldiers build temporary dykes to protect Hong Ngu town of Dong Thap province from floodwaters,...
Dong Thap, Viet Nam - Socialist Republic of
VIETNAMESE SOLDIERS BUILD TEMPORARY DYKES TO PROTECT TOWN IN DONG THAP.
Vietnamese soldiers build temporary dykes to protect Hong Ngu town of Dong Thap province from floodwaters, September 22, 2000. Water levels in Vietnam's Mekong Delta appeared to be stabilising on Friday but the toll in the region's worst floods in decades rose to at least 66, mostly children.

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