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Pictures of the Year 2019

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Natural Disasters
Our top natural disaster photos this year.
STORM-DORIAN/
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September 06, 2019
A man walks among debris at the Mudd neighborhood, devastated after Hurricane Dorian hit the Abaco Islands...
MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas
A man walks among debris at the Mudd neighborhood, devastated after Hurricane Dorian hit the Abaco Islands...
A man walks among debris at the Mudd neighborhood, devastated after Hurricane Dorian hit the Abaco Islands in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas, September 6, 2019. REUTERS/Marco Bello TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
ASIA-STORM/JAPAN
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October 12, 2019
A rescue worker swims as he checks around a flooded residential area due to Typhoon Hagibis, in Kawasaki,...
Kawasaki, Japan
A rescue worker swims as he checks around a flooded residential area due to Typhoon Hagibis, in Kawasaki,...
A rescue worker swims as he checks around a flooded residential area due to Typhoon Hagibis, in Kawasaki, Japan, October 13, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
AFRICA-CYCLONE/
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March 26, 2019
People run after collecting food aid from a South African National Defence Force (SANDF) helicopter in...
Beira, Mozambique
People run after collecting food aid from a South African National Defence Force (SANDF) helicopter in...
People run after collecting food aid from a South African National Defence Force (SANDF) helicopter in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai in Nhamatanda village, near Beira, Mozambique, March 26, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
BRAZIL-ENVIRONMENT/WILDFIRES
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September 16, 2019
A tract of Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by farmers in Rio Pardo, Rondonia, Brazil September 15,...
RIO PARDO, Brazil
A tract of Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by farmers in Rio Pardo
A tract of Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by farmers in Rio Pardo, Rondonia, Brazil September 15, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
PORTUGAL-WILDFIRES/
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July 23, 2019
An orange tree is seen after a forest fire in the village of Roda, Portugal, July 23, 2019. REUTERS/Rafael...
RODA, Portugal
An orange tree is seen after a forest fire in the village of Roda
An orange tree is seen after a forest fire in the village of Roda, Portugal, July 23, 2019. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
USA-WEATHER/IOWA
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April 01, 2019
The contents of grain silos which burst from flood damage are shown in Fremont County Iowa, U.S., March...
FREMONT COUNTY, UNITED STATES
The contents of grain silos which burst from flood damage are shown in Fremont County, Iowa
The contents of grain silos which burst from flood damage are shown in Fremont County Iowa, U.S., March 29, 2019. Photo taken March 29, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Polansek
THAILAND-DROUGHT/TEMPLE
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August 06, 2019
A family prays near the ruins of a headless Buddha statue, which has resurfaced in a dried-up dam due...
Lopburi, Thailand
A family prays near the ruins of a headless Buddha statue, which has resurfaced in a dried-up dam due...
A family prays near the ruins of a headless Buddha statue, which has resurfaced in a dried-up dam due to drought, in Lopburi, Thailand August 1, 2019. Picture taken August 1, 2019. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
BRAZIL-FLOOD/
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June 26, 2019
A child is seen on a street flooded by the rising Rio Solimoes, one of the two main branches of the Amazon...
ANAMA, Brazil
A child is seen on a street flooded by the rising Rio Solimoes, one of the two main branches of the Amazon...
A child is seen on a street flooded by the rising Rio Solimoes, one of the two main branches of the Amazon River, in Anama, Amazonas state, Brazil June 24, 2019. Picture taken June 24, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
CALIFORNIA-QUAKE/
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July 07, 2019
A house destroyed by a powerful magnitude 7.1 earthquake, triggered by a 6.4 the previous day, is seen...
RIDGECREST, UNITED STATES
A house destroyed by a powerful magnitude 7.1 earthquake, triggered by a 6.4 the previous day, is seen...
A house destroyed by a powerful magnitude 7.1 earthquake, triggered by a 6.4 the previous day, is seen at night near the epicenter in Trona, California, U.S., July 6, 2019. Picture taken July 6, 2019. REUTERS/David McNew TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
EUROPE-WEATHER/GREECE
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February 26, 2019
Mud covers the seaside near the village of Fodele following flash floods during a heavy storm on the...
FODELE, Greece
Mud covers the seaside near the village of Fodele following flash floods during a heavy storm on the...
Mud covers the seaside near the village of Fodele following flash floods during a heavy storm on the island of Crete, Greece February 25, 2019. Picture taken February 25, 2019. REUTERS/Stefanos Rapanis TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
BOLIVIA-LANDSLIDE/
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February 21, 2019
Rescue workers climb where a landslide occurred due to heavy rains in Los Rosales district in La Paz,...
La Paz, Bolivia
Rescue workers climb where a landslide occurred in La Paz
Rescue workers climb where a landslide occurred due to heavy rains in Los Rosales district in La Paz, Bolivia February 21, 2019. REUTERS/David Mercado TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
CLIMATE-CHANGE/SAFRICA-DROUGHT
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November 29, 2019
Clouds gather but produce no rain as cracks are seen in the dried up municipal dam in drought-stricken...
Graaff Reinet, South Africa
Clouds gather but produce no rain as cracks are seen in the dried up municipal dam in drought-stricken...
Clouds gather but produce no rain as cracks are seen in the dried up municipal dam in drought-stricken Graaff-Reinet, South Africa, November 14, 2019. Picture taken November 14, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
ITALY-VOLCANO/
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August 30, 2019
Lava flows from the Stromboli volcano a day after an eruption unleashed a plume of smoke on the Italian...
STROMBOLI, Italy
Lava flows from the Stromboli volcano a day after an eruption unleashed a plume of smoke on the Italian...
Lava flows from the Stromboli volcano a day after an eruption unleashed a plume of smoke on the Italian island of Stromboli, Italy, August 30, 2019. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
ALBANIA-QUAKE/
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November 27, 2019
Italian firefighters work at the site of a collapsed building in the town of Durres, following Tuesday's...
Durres, Albania
Earthquake strikes Albania
Italian firefighters work at the site of a collapsed building in the town of Durres, following Tuesday's powerful earthquake that shook Albania, November 27, 2019. REUTERS/Florion Goga TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
USA-WEATHER/
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May 29, 2019
A woman walks away from a damaged house after several tornadoes reportedly touched down, in Linwood,...
LINWOOD, UNITED STATES
A woman walks away from a damaged house after several tornadoes reportedly touched down, in Linwood Kansas...
A woman walks away from a damaged house after several tornadoes reportedly touched down, in Linwood, Kansas, U.S., May 29, 2019. REUTERS/Nate Chute TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
SPAIN-FLOODS/MADRID
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September 15, 2019
People clean up after flash rains hit Arganda del Rey, in the outskirts of Madrid, Spain September 15,...
ARGANDA DEL REY, Spain
People clean up after flash rains hit Arganda del Rey, in the outskirts of Madrid
People clean up after flash rains hit Arganda del Rey, in the outskirts of Madrid, Spain September 15, 2019. REUTERS/Susana Vera TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
HAWAII-VOLCANO/RETURN
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April 04, 2019
Diane Cohen, 64, who was forced to leave her home when the Kilauea Volcano erupted and covered it with...
Kapoho, UNITED STATES
Diane Cohen, 64, who was forced to leave her home when the Kilauea Volcano last summer, plants a coconut...
Diane Cohen, 64, who was forced to leave her home when the Kilauea Volcano erupted and covered it with lava last summer, plants a coconut tree on her property in Kapoho, in Hawaii, U.S., April 1, 2019. Picture taken April 1, 2019. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
AFRICA-CYCLONE/
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May 01, 2019
Buildings damaged during Cyclone Kenneth are seen from the air in a village north of Pemba, Mozambique,...
Pemba, Mozambique
Buildings damaged during Cyclone Kenneth are seen from the air in a village north of Pemba
Buildings damaged during Cyclone Kenneth are seen from the air in a village north of Pemba, Mozambique, May 1, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
STORM-DORIAN/
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September 09, 2019
Personnel from the Royal Bahamas Police Force remove a body recovered in a destroyed neighbourhood in...
MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas
Personnel from the Royal Bahamas Police Force remove a body recovered in a destroyed neighbourhood in...
Personnel from the Royal Bahamas Police Force remove a body recovered in a destroyed neighbourhood in the wake of Hurricane Dorian in Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco, Bahamas, September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
CONGO-FLOODS/
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November 27, 2019
Residents search for the bodies of their missing kin at the scene of a landslide following torrential...
Kinshasa, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
Residents search for the bodies of their missing kin at the scene of a landslide following torrential...
Residents search for the bodies of their missing kin at the scene of a landslide following torrential rains near the University of Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo November 27, 2019. REUTERS/Kenny Katombe TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
SOMALIA-FLOODS/
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November 26, 2019
Somali men push their rickshaw through flood waters after a rainfall in Mogadishu, Somalia November 26,...
Mogadishu, Somalia
Somali men push their rickshaw through flood waters after a rainfall in Mogadishu
Somali men push their rickshaw through flood waters after a rainfall in Mogadishu, Somalia November 26, 2019. REUTERS/Feisal Omar TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
ITALY-WEATHER/
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November 13, 2019
A water taxi transported by the water into a street during a night of record high water in Venice, Italy...
Venice, Italy
A water taxi transported by the water into a street during a night of record high water
A water taxi transported by the water into a street during a night of record high water in Venice, Italy November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
CALIFORNIA-WILDFIRE/
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October 28, 2019
The Getty Fire burns next to the 405 freeway in the hills of West Los Angeles, California, U.S. October...
Los Angeles, USA
The Getty Fire burns next to the 405 freeway in the hills of West Los Angeles, California
The Getty Fire burns next to the 405 freeway in the hills of West Los Angeles, California, U.S. October 28, 2019. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
STORM-BARRY/
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July 13, 2019
People wade through a flooded street after Hurricane Barry in Mandeville, Louisiana, U.S. July 13, 2019....
Mandeville, UNITED STATES
People wade through a flooded street after Hurricane Barry in Mandeville
People wade through a flooded street after Hurricane Barry in Mandeville, Louisiana, U.S. July 13, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
SWISS-AVALANCHE/
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January 11, 2019
Workers shovel snow out of a restaurant after an avalanche at Santis-Schwaegalp mountain resort, in Switzerland...
Schwaegalp, Switzerland
Workers shovel snow out of a restaurant after an avalanche at Santis-Schwaegalp mountain resort
Workers shovel snow out of a restaurant after an avalanche at Santis-Schwaegalp mountain resort, in Switzerland January 11, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
BRAZIL-ENVIRONMENT/WILDFIRES
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September 11, 2019
Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil,...
Porto Velho, Brazil
Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho
Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
CLIMATE-CHANGE/EASTAFRICA
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November 07, 2019
A displaced woman looks at her child who is hiding behind her dress, in a school now occupied by IDPs...
PIBOR, South Sudan
A displaced woman looks at her child who is hiding behind her dress, in a school now occupied by IDPs...
A displaced woman looks at her child who is hiding behind her dress, in a school now occupied by IDPs (Internally Displaced People) after heavy rains and floods forced hundreds of thousands of people to leave their homes, in the town of Pibor, Boma state, South Sudan, November 6, 2019. Picture taken November 6, 2019. REUTERS/Andreea Campeanu TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
INDIA-WEATHER/
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June 27, 2019
A shepherd takes rest under a tree on a dried-up lake on the outskirts of Chennai, India, June 27, 2019....
Chennai, India
A shepherd takes rest under a tree on a dried-up lake on the outskirts of Chennai
A shepherd takes rest under a tree on a dried-up lake on the outskirts of Chennai, India, June 27, 2019. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
SOUTHEASTASIA-HAZE/FIREFIGHTERS
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September 20, 2019
Orangutans gather as smoke covers Salat Island, which is used by Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation...
PALANGKA RAYA, Indonesia
The Wider Image: Indonesia's firefighters on frontline of Borneo's forest blazes
Orangutans gather as smoke covers Salat Island, which is used by Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) as a pre-release island for orangutans, in Pulang Pisau regency near Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan province, Indonesia, September 15, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan SEARCH "KURNIAWAN RAYA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.
SPAIN-FLOODS/
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September 13, 2019
Rescue workers on a boat rescue a person stranded inside a flooded tunnel after heavy floods in Pilar...
multiple cities, multiple countries
Rescue workers on a boat rescue a person stranded inside a flooded tunnel after heavy floods in Pilar...
Rescue workers on a boat rescue a person stranded inside a flooded tunnel after heavy floods in Pilar de la Horadada, Spain, September 13, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Perez REFILE- CORRECTING LOCATION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
AUSTRALIA-DROUGHT/RIVER
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October 23, 2019
Ngiyaampaa girl Punta Williams poses for photographs on the dry riverbed before performing at Yaama Ngunna...
WILCANNIA, Australia
The Wider Image: Thirst turns to anger as Australia's mighty river runs dry
Ngiyaampaa girl Punta Williams poses for photographs on the dry riverbed before performing at Yaama Ngunna Baaka Corroboree Festival on the banks of the Darling River in Wilcannia, New South Wales, Australia, October 1, 2019. Recently, Aboriginal communities held special festivals along the river "to heal the Barka". Ochre-painted dancers performed around fires at dusk, revering the river but also seeking to draw attention to its plight. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy SEARCH "NEARMY DROUGHT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
GREECE-WILDFIRE/
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July 06, 2019
A firefighter tries to extinguish a fire as a wildfire burns near the village of Gavalas, in Evia, Greece,...
EVIA, Greece
A firefighter tries to extinguish a fire as a wildfire burns near the village of Gavalas, in Evia
A firefighter tries to extinguish a fire as a wildfire burns near the village of Gavalas, in Evia, Greece, July 6, 2019. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
USA-WEATHER/ALABAMA
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March 05, 2019
Dax Leandro salvages clothing from the wreckage of his friend's home after two back-to-back tornadoes...
BEAUREGARD, UNITED STATES
Dax Leandro salvages clothing from the wreckage of his friend's home after two back-to-back tornadoes...
Dax Leandro salvages clothing from the wreckage of his friend's home after two back-to-back tornadoes touched down, in Beauregard, Alabama, U.S., March 4, 2019. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
BOLIVIA-WILDFIRES/
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August 27, 2019
An armadillo, which was blinded by the heat from a fire according to veterinarian Jerjes Suarez, walks...
CHARAGUA, Bolivia
An armadillo, which has been blinded by the heat from a fire according to veterinarian Jerjes Suarez,...
An armadillo, which was blinded by the heat from a fire according to veterinarian Jerjes Suarez, walks on the grounds of the Guarani Nation Ecological Conservation Area Nembi Guasu where wildfires destroyed hectares of forest, in the Charagua region, Bolivia, August 26, 2019. REUTERS/David Mercado TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
AFRICA-CYCLONE/FLOOD
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April 10, 2019
Maria Jofresse, 25, holds a stuffed toy she received for her seventh birthday as she stands where her...
Beira, Mozambique
The Wider Image: Lives washed away: A mother's loss in Mozambique
Maria Jofresse, 25, holds a stuffed toy she received for her seventh birthday as she stands where her house stood, in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, outside the village of Cheia, which means "Flood" in Portuguese, near Beira, Mozambique April 2, 2019. Maria Jofresse lost her two children to the storm. In the midst of the floods, she dug their small graves but can't find them anymore. "People suffered indeed but no one suffered as I did because I lost the most precious things I had - my kids," she said. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA FLOOD" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
SOUTHEASTASIA-HAZE/FIREFIGHTERS
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September 20, 2019
Bimpi Permata Restu, an 18-year-old man who is a volunteer of Greenpeace's Forest Fire Prevention reacts...
PALANGKA RAYA, Indonesia
The Wider Image: Indonesia's firefighters on frontline of Borneo's forest blazes
Bimpi Permata Restu, an 18-year-old man who is a volunteer of Greenpeace's Forest Fire Prevention reacts as he extinguishes forest fires in Pulang Pisau regency near Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan province, Indonesia, September 13, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan SEARCH "KURNIAWAN RAYA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.
GREECE-WEATHER/
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November 25, 2019
A damaged car is seen on the beach following floods in the town of Kineta, Greece, November 25, 2019....
KINETA, Greece
Floods in the town of Kineta
A damaged car is seen on the beach following floods in the town of Kineta, Greece, November 25, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
BRITAIN-FIRE/
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April 23, 2019
Firefighters tackle a fire on a patch of moorland above the village of Uppermill, Britain, April 22,...
UPPERMILL, United Kingdom
Firefighters tackle a fire on a patch of moorland above the village of Uppermill
Firefighters tackle a fire on a patch of moorland above the village of Uppermill, Britain, April 22, 2019. REUTERS/Phil Noble TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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