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Yearend Roundup 2007

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Disasters
Disasters
NEWYORK-EXPLOSION/
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July 20, 2007
A bloodied and mud covered Eileen Shannon (C) is led away by Kieran Beer (L) and a policewoman from the...
New York, UNITED STATES
A bloodied and mud covered Eileen Shannon is led away from the scene of a transformer and steam pipe...
A bloodied and mud covered Eileen Shannon (C) is led away by Kieran Beer (L) and a policewoman from the scene of an explosion near Grand Central Station in New York, July 18, 2007. A transformer exploded in midtown Manhattan on Wednesday, creating a roar and a huge plume of smoke and sending pedestrians fleeing from the area in scenes reminiscent of the Sept. 11 attacks. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES)
GREECE-FIRE/DEATHS
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August 24, 2007
A woman reacts as she stands amongst burnt cars in the village of Artemida in Peloponnese peninsula,...
PELOPONNESE, Greece
A woman reacts as she stands amongst burnt cars in the village of Artemida in Peloponnese peninsula,...
A woman reacts as she stands amongst burnt cars in the village of Artemida in Peloponnese peninsula, southwest of Athens August 25, 2007. The worst forest fires to hit Greece in decades have killed 41 people and more are feared dead, authorities said on Saturday. REUTERS/John Kolesidis (GREECE)
THAILAND-PLANE
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September 16, 2007
Rescue workers survey the site of a plane crash at Phuket's airport September 17, 2007. A budget airliner...
Phuket, Thailand
Rescue workers survey the site of a plane crash at Phuket's airport
Rescue workers survey the site of a plane crash at Phuket's airport September 17, 2007. A budget airliner filled with foreign tourists crashed on the Thai resort island of Phuket on Sunday, killing 88 people as it broke up and burst into flames while trying to land in heavy rain, officials said. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom (THAILAND)
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BRITAIN-WEATHER/
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July 20, 2007
A girl cycles through flood waters in Stratford Upon-Avon, central England, July 21, 2007. Torrential...
STRATFORD UPON-AVON, United Kingdom
A girl cycles through flood waters in Stratford Upon-Avon, central England
A girl cycles through flood waters in Stratford Upon-Avon, central England, July 21, 2007. Torrential rain caused flash floods and brought transport chaos, the Highways Agency said on Saturday. As many as 2,000 people had to be taken to emergency centres in the Cotswolds, one of England's most picturesque regions. REUTERS/Darren Staples (BRITAIN)
SOUTHASIA-FLOODS/
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August 09, 2007
Flood-affected villagers run to collect food packages and relief materials dropped from an Indian Air...
SHIVIJINAGAR, India
Flood-affected villagers run to collect food packages and relief materials at Shvijinagar village
Flood-affected villagers run to collect food packages and relief materials dropped from an Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter in the flood-hit area of Shivijinagar village in Samastipur district, about 150 km (95 miles) north from the eastern Indian city of Patna, August 10, 2007. Devastating monsoon floods have swept across South Asia in the past few weeks, killing at least 600 people and destroying the homes of hundreds of thousands more. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw (INDIA)
BRIDGE/COLLAPSE
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August 02, 2007
Vehicles lie amid the rubble of the Interstate 35W bridge which spans the Mississippi River north of...
Minneapolis, UNITED STATES
Vehicles rest amid the rubble of the Interstate 35W bridge which spans the Mississippi River north of...
Vehicles lie amid the rubble of the Interstate 35W bridge which spans the Mississippi River north of Minneapolis, August 2, 2007. Authorities said they uncovered more bodies on Thursday from the wreckage of the U.S. highway bridge that collapsed into the Mississippi River, and more than 20 people were missing. REUTERS/Eric Miller (UNITED STATES)
CHINA-MINE/FLOOD
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August 20, 2007
Rescuers fill sandbags to be placed on a dam outside a flooded coal mine, to prevent water from entering...
XINTAI, China
Rescuers fill sandbags to be placed on a dam outside a flooded coal mine in Xintai
Rescuers fill sandbags to be placed on a dam outside a flooded coal mine, to prevent water from entering the mine, in Xintai in east China's Shandong province August 20, 2007. Chinese rescue workers were frantically pumping water from flooded mine shafts on Monday, but there was little hope that around 180 miners trapped for three days might still be found alive. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA)
INDONESIA/MUD
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April 13, 2007
An aerial view shows houses flooded with mud in Sidoarjo, in Indonesia's East Java province on April...
Sidoarjo, Indonesia
An aerial view shows houses flooded with mud in Sidoarjo in Indonesia's East Java province
An aerial view shows houses flooded with mud in Sidoarjo, in Indonesia's East Java province on April 14, 2007. Toll roads, railway tracks and factories have been submerged and 15,000 people displaced since May when the mud began flowing out of a "mud volcano" following an oil-drilling accident in Sidoarjo, an industrial suburb near provincial capital Surabaya. White smoke is seen rising from the site of the drilling accident. REUTERS/Sigit Pamungkas (INDONESIA)
VIETNAM-BRIDGE/COLLAPSE
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September 27, 2007
The scene of a collapsed bridge is seen through barbwire in Vietnam's Mekong Delta's Vinh Long province...
VINH LONG PROVINCE, Vietnam
The scene of a collapsed bridge is seen through barbwire in Vietnam's Mekong Delta's Vinh Long province...
The scene of a collapsed bridge is seen through barbwire in Vietnam's Mekong Delta's Vinh Long province September 27, 2007. Rescue workers found five more bodies on Thursday in the rubble of the bridge that collapsed in southern Vietnam, the country's worst bridge accident in which up to 60 workers were killed. The bridge was under construction near the heavily trafficked Hau River that separates the city of Can Tho from Vinh Long province. REUTERS/Kham (VIETNAM)
PERU-EARTHQUAKE/
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August 17, 2007
A couple sleep in the open amid rubble after an earthquake in Pisco August 18, 2007. Peruvians frustrated...
Pisco, Peru
A couple sleep in the open amid rubble after an earthquake in Pisco
A couple sleep in the open amid rubble after an earthquake in Pisco August 18, 2007. Peruvians frustrated over slow emergency aid looted pharmacies and scuffled in food lines on Friday as rescuers picked through rubble for survivors two days after a massive earthquake killed at least 510 people. REUTERS/David Mercado (PERU)
STORM-FELIX/
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September 05, 2007
A relative of one of the 15 fishermen who have been missing since Hurricane Felix hit Puerto Cabezas...
Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua
A relative of one of the 15 fishermen who have been missing since Hurricane Felix hit Puerto Cabezas...
A relative of one of the 15 fishermen who have been missing since Hurricane Felix hit Puerto Cabezas cries near the harbour in Puerto Cabezas September 5, 2007. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas (NICARAGUA)
BRAZIL-CRASH/
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July 17, 2007
Firemen carry the body of a victim of the crash of a TAM airlines Airbus A320 that slid off the runway...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Firemen carry the body of a victim of the crash of a TAM airlines Airbus A320 that slid off the runway...
Firemen carry the body of a victim of the crash of a TAM airlines Airbus A320 that slid off the runway of Congonhas airport and into a building before it exploded in fire, in Sao Paulo July 18, 2007. The Brazilian airliner crashed and burst into flames on Tuesday at Brazil's busiest airport, and as many as 200 people were feared dead in the country's second major air disaster in less than a year. REUTERS/Rickey Rogers (BRAZIL)
USA-TORNADO/
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February 03, 2007
A resident sits beside the rubble from her home in Lake Mack, Florida, February 3, 2007. Severe thunderstorms...
LAKE MACK, UNITED STATES
A resident sits beside the rubble from her home in Lake Mack, Florida
A resident sits beside the rubble from her home in Lake Mack, Florida, February 3, 2007. Severe thunderstorms and at least one tornado killed 19 people on Friday when they ripped through Florida in the dead of night, tearing homes to shreds, toppling heavy trucks and leaving a trail of rubble. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES)
INDONESIA-QUAKE/
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September 12, 2007
A child sits in front of their broken house which collapsed during Wednesday night's earthquake at Lais...
Bengkulu, Indonesia
A child sits in front of their broken house which collapsed during Wednesday night's earthquake at Lais...
A child sits in front of their broken house which collapsed during Wednesday night's earthquake at Lais district near Bengkulu September 13, 2007. REUTERS/Beawiharta (INDONESIA)
CAMEROON-CRASH/
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May 06, 2007
A Red Cross worker pauses on the way to the scene of a Kenya Airways plane crash in a swampy area close...
MBANGA PONGO, Cameroon
A Red Cross worker pauses on the way to the scene of a Kenya Airways plane crash in a Cameroon swamp
A Red Cross worker pauses on the way to the scene of a Kenya Airways plane crash in a swampy area close to the village of Mbanga Pongo, 23 km (14 miles) east of the city of Douala, May 7, 2007. Rescuers in Cameroon hacked through mangrove thickets with machetes and chain saws on Monday to reach a crashed Kenya Airways plane, but officials said all 114 on board were dead. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (CAMEROON)
QUAKE-JAPAN
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March 26, 2007
Police officers try to remove the rubble from a house that collapsed due to an earthquake in Wajima,...
WAJIMA, Japan
Police officers try to remove the rubble from a house that collapsed due to an earthquake in Wajima,...
Police officers try to remove the rubble from a house that collapsed due to an earthquake in Wajima, central Japan March 26, 2007. A strong earthquake killed one person and injured at least 200 in central Japan on Sunday, demolishing houses, buckling roads, triggering landslides and cutting off water supplies to thousands of homes. REUTERS/Issei Kato (JAPAN)
INDONESIA-FLOODS/
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February 04, 2007
Residents evacuates a two-week old baby from a flooded area in east Jakarta February 4, 2007. At least...
Jakarta, Indonesia
Residents evacuates a two-week old baby from a flooded area in east Jakarta
Residents evacuates a two-week old baby from a flooded area in east Jakarta February 4, 2007. At least five people have been killed in severe floods in Indonesia's capital and surrounding areas with more than 100,000 people left homeless after days of torrential rain, a disaster official said on Saturday. REUTERS/Enny Nuraheni (INDONESIA)
CONGO-DEMOCRATIC/CRASH
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October 04, 2007
Onlookers examine the scattered wreckage at the scene of a plane crash in a heavily populated neighbourhood...
Kinshasa, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Onlookers examine the scattered wreckage at the scene of a plane crash in a heavily populated neighbourhood...
Onlookers examine the scattered wreckage at the scene of a plane crash in a heavily populated neighbourhood of Kinshasa, capital of Democratic Republic of Congo, October 4, 2007. At least 23 people died when a Russian-made cargo plane crashed and exploded on Thursday in a teeming neighbourhood of Kinshasa, officials said. REUTERS/Joe Bavier (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO)
UTAH/MINE
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August 09, 2007
Robert Murray, founder and chairman of Cleveland-based Murray Energy Corp., points to rubble blocking...
Huntington, UNITED STATES
Robert Murray points to rubble blocking a tunnel in the Crandall Canyon Mine in Utah
Robert Murray, founder and chairman of Cleveland-based Murray Energy Corp., points to rubble blocking a tunnel in the Crandall Canyon Mine, northwest of Huntington, Utah, where six coal miners are trapped August 8, 2007. Six miners remained trapped deep underground on Wednesday, more than two days after a Utah mine collapsed, as special drills inched slowly toward the chamber where the men were thought to be. REUTERS/Rick Bowmer/Pool (UNITED STATES)
QUAKE-CHILE/
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November 15, 2007
Locals carry a couch from a collapsed house in Tocopilla town, some 1559 km (968 miles) north of Santiago,...
TOCOPILLA, Chile
Locals carry a couch from a collapsed house in Tocopilla
Locals carry a couch from a collapsed house in Tocopilla town, some 1559 km (968 miles) north of Santiago, November 15, 2007. Powerful aftershocks rattled northern Chile on Thursday, startling residents and emergency workers a day after a large earthquake killed two people and injured more than 100 in the mineral-rich region. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado (CHILE)
RUSSIA-TANKER/
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November 15, 2007
A bird covered in oil lies along the sea shore at the Ukraine's "Kosa Tuzla" island near Black Sea port...
Kerch, Ukraine
A bird covered in oil lies along the sea shore at the Ukraine's "Kosa Tuzla" island near Black Sea port...
A bird covered in oil lies along the sea shore at the Ukraine's "Kosa Tuzla" island near Black Sea port Kerch November 15, 2007. A severe storm broke a small Russian oil tanker in two off the Ukrainian port of Kerch on Sunday, spilling up to 2,000 tonnes of fuel oil in what a Russian official said was an "environmental disaster". REUTERS/ Gleb Garanich (UKRAINE)
CALIFORNIA-WILDFIRES/
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October 22, 2007
A firefighter holds his helmet during a gust of wind while using a water canon on top of a fire truck...
San Diego, UNITED STATES
Firefighter uses water canon to protect buildings from wildfire in San Diego
A firefighter holds his helmet during a gust of wind while using a water canon on top of a fire truck to try to protect buildings that were in the path of a fast-moving wildfire burning through the Rancho Bernardo neighborhood of San Diego, California October 22, 2007. Fast-moving wildfires raged across Southern California on Monday, forcing at least 250,000 people to flee their homes and destroying hundreds of buildings as desperate fire officials called for help from other states. REUTERS/Fred Greaves (UNITED STATES) also see GF2DWUKQTQAA
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