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Villagers evacuate a flood-affected area following release of excess water from Pulichintala Project into Krishna river, after heavy rainfall, in Guntur district.

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Villagers evacuate from a flood affected area on a boat, following release of surplus water from Prakasam Barrage into the Krishna river, at Pamula Lanka village near Vijayawada.

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Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services Department officials take part in a flood evacuation drill demonstration, at Paruthipattu lake and Eco-park, in Chennai. The drill showcased response to any disaster in the wake of heavy rainfall during the North-East monsoon.

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Bob Keen gives a big hug to Aubrey Trotti as they say goodbye after decided to evacuate the area. They realized they were not prepared to ride out the storm as Hurricane Laura approaches in West Orange.

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Hollie Duhon, 13, talks with her uncle, Eric Hogan, as they wait to board a bus to evacuate Lake Charles, La. ahead of Hurricane Laura.

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Victoria Nelson with her children Autum Nelson, 2, Shawn Nelson, 7, and Asia Nelson, 6, wait to board a bus evacuating Lake Charles, Louisiana. ahead of Hurricane Laura.

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Houston SPCA staff members Linnea Wood, foreground, and Calista Stover carry pets from the Galveston Island Humane Society, onto a Wings of Rescue plane headed to Dallas/Fort Worth in Houston, as Hurricane Laura threatens the Texas coast.

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John Prekosovich, left, and Joel Canales load a portable generator into A customer's vehicle at a Home Depot store as residents prepare for the possible landfall of Hurricane Laura in Houston.

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People wait in front of the Galveston Housing Authority offices to board charter busses that will evacuate them from Galveston Island to Austin in anticipation of impact from Hurricane Laura in Galveston.

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Evacuees board buses in Galveston, Texas. The evacuees are being taken to Austin, Texas, as Hurricane Laura heads toward the Gulf Coast.

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People wait in front of the Galveston Housing Authority offices to board charter busses that will evacuate them from Galveston Island to Austin in anticipation of impact from Hurricane Laura in Galveston.

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Tiara Walker holds her dog, Buece, as she waits with her family to board a bus to evacuate in Galveston, Texas.

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Evacuees, from right to left, Tommie McNeil, Elisabeth Pelham, Nota Norris, and a woman who did not want to be identified, wait to board a bus as they evacuate in Galveston, Texas. The evacuees are being taken to Austin, Texas, as Hurricane Laura heads toward the Gulf Coast.

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233 Indian nationals, mostly students from all over China left for home on the Guangzhou-Delhi Vande Bharat Mission special flight today afternoon.

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A man evacuates an injured person after a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon.

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In this handout photo provided by Indian Navy pro, Indian nationals board Naval Ship Airavat at the port of Male at Maldives as part of the Indian Navy's ongoing Op Samudra Setu, under the aegis of the Indian Government's Op Vande Bharat to bring back Indian nationals from foreign shores.

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Passengers undergo thermal screening at Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport after arriving from Kyrgyzstan in a special flight under Vande Bharat Mission, in Indore.

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An Air India flight carrying 125 passengers from Kyrgyzstan arrives at Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport under the Vande Bharat Mission, in Indore.

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A police personnel directs people returning from Kerala to register names for their stay at Jawaharlal Nehru College Quarantine Center, at Boko in Kamrup district.

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Passengers arrive from Jeddah via Air India flight at Kochi International Airport, as part of an evacuation operation due to closure of commercial air services amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, in Kochi.

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Residents of Geeta Nagar slum move to safer place during Cyclone Nisarga, in Mumbai.

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Indian nationals who were stranded in Maldives deboard INS Jalashwa after arriving at Kochi Harbour, under Operation Samudra Setu phase 2 as part of the government's 'Vande Bharat' mission, in Kochi.

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Indian Naval Ship Jalashwa cast off for Kochi carrying 588 stranded Indian nationals after completing the embarkation, as part of Operation Samudra Setu under the government's 'Vande Bharat' mission, at Male in Maldives.

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588 stranded Indian nationals board Indian Naval Ship Jalashwa to depart for Kochi, as part of Operation Samudra Setu under the government's 'Vande Bharat' mission, amid the coronavirus pandemic, at Male in Maldives.

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Stranded Indian nationals inside Indian Naval Ship Jalashwa which has been departed for Kochi, as part of Operation Samudra Setu under the government's 'Vande Bharat' mission, amid the coronavirus pandemic, at Male in Maldives.

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327 stranded Indians wait to board an Air India flight for Ahmedabad (Gujarat) at an airport as part of government's 'Vande Bharat' mission, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, at London in United Kingdom.

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An Air India flight evacuating 327 stranded Indians took off from London for Ahmedabad (Gujarat) as part of government's 'Vande Bharat' mission, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Jaideep Mazumdar, Ambassador of India to the Republic of Philippines, interacts onboard AI 1375 with the passengers from Delhi, Haryana, UP, HP and Uttarakhand travelling to New Delhi. Indian nationals, stranded in various countries amid COVID-19 pandemic, are being repatriated under Vande Bharat Mission.

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Naval ship INS Magar, carrying 202 persons evacuated from Maldives as part of Samudra Setu Programme under Vande Bharat Mission, arrives at Cochin Port in Kochi.

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French nationals wait to board a special Air India flight on their way to Paris, at Cochin International Airport, Nedumbassery, Kochi. These passengers, 105 French tourists and 7 other EU nationals, were stranded in various parts in Kerala due to Covid-19 lockdown for past two weeks.

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German nationals, who were stranded at various places due to the coronavirus lockdown, arrive to board a special relief flight for Mumbai, at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad.

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German nationals, who were stranded at various places due to the coronavirus lockdown, board a special relief flight for Mumbai, at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad. Germans, comprising 19 females, 17 males and two infants left for Mumbai for their onward journey to Frankfurt in Germany.

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185 pilgrims have been departed from Jeddah to Mumbai through a special flight after the final phase of evacuation of 3035 Indian Umrah pilgrims culminated, in Jeddah.

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211 students and seven compassionate cases departed by Air India flight from Milan. A total of 218 Indians, mostly students, brought here from Italy on Sunday have been taken to an ITBP quarantine facility in south-west Delhi's Chhawla area.

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In this handout photo provided by Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Indian nationals after they were brought by Air India flight from Milan, at airport in New Delhi. A total of 218 Indians, mostly students, brought here from Italy on Sunday have been taken to an ITBP quarantine facility in south-west Delhi's Chhawla area.

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Indian nationals after they were brought to India by Indian Air Force's (IAF) C-17 Globemaster III aircraft from coronavirus-hit Iran at Hindan airport. Fifty-eight Indians were airlifted in the military transport aircraft.

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An Air India aircraft carrying Indian nationals and foreigners from China's coronavirus-hit city of Wuhan, arrives at airport in New Delhi.

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Indian nationals and foreigners stand in a queue after they were brought to India by an Air India aircraft from China's coronavirus-hit city of Wuhan, at airport in New Delhi.

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Indian nationals and foreigners stand in a queue after they were brought to India by an Air India aircraft from China's coronavirus-hit city of Wuhan, at airport in New Delhi. An Indian Air Force (IAF) C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft brought 112 people that includes 76 Indians, 23 citizens from Bangladesh, six from China, two each from Myanmar and the Maldives and one each from South Africa, the US and Madagascar.

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A special flight of Indian Air Force (IAF) comprising of crew, medical team and support staff before their departure from Air Force Station in Palam to Wuhan in China, in New Delhi.

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Security officials stand at the entrance of Zekai Tahir Burak Hospital where 17 passengers of a Turkish Airlines flight from Tehran, suspected of having coronavirus, were to be quarantined, in Ankara, Turkey.

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In this photo taken and released by Malaysia's Ministry of Health, Malaysian is shown the way to a screening area by health officials in protective suits as they arrived at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia after being evacuated from China's Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Security officials walk at the entrance of Zekai Tahir Burak Hospital where 17 passengers of a Turkish Airlines flight from Tehran, suspected of having coronavirus, were to be quarantined, in Ankara, Turkey. All 132 passengers of Tehran-Istanbul flight and crew on board will be quarantined for 14 days at the same hospital where Turkish citizens returning from China had been quarantined.

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In this photo released by Malaysia's Ministry of Health, a woman holding a child is shown the way to a screening area by health officials in protective suits as they arrived at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia after being evacuated from China's Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Ukrainian police officers prepare to secure an area next to busses with passengers from the Ukrainian aircraft chartered by the Ukrainian government for evacuation from the Chinese city of Wuhan, upon their landing at airport outside Kharkiv, Ukraine.

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Busses with passengers from the Ukrainian aircraft chartered by the Ukrainian government for evacuation from the Chinese city of Wuhan, leave the the gate upon their landing at airport outside Kharkiv, Ukraine.

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A motorcade with police cars and busses with passengers from the Ukrainian aircraft chartered by the Ukrainian government for evacuation from the Chinese city of Wuhan, leave the the gate upon their landing at airport outside Kharkiv, Ukraine. Ukraine's effort to evacuate more than 70 people from China due to the outbreak of the new COVID-19 virus was delayed because of bad weather as evacuees travel to a hospital where they are expected to be quarantined.

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South Korean presidential airplane arrives at Haneda airport in Tokyo to evacuate some passengers on a quarantined cruise ship docked in Yokohama, near Tokyo.

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Officials help passengers off a plane to waiting vehicles at Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Nebraska. American citizens who were on a cruise ship off Japan's coast who were at high risk of being exposed to the novel coronavirus were taken to the University of Nebraska Medical Center campus after landing.

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An emergency medic helps Alla Ilyina, who broke out of the hospital on Feb. 7 after learning that she would have to spend 14 days in isolation instead of the 24 hours doctors promised her, to fasten a seat belt inside an ambulance after a court session in St.Petersburg, Russia. A woman who escaped from a hospital in St. Petersburg, where she was being kept in isolation for possible inflection by the new coronavirus, was ordered by court on Monday to return back to the quarantine for at least two days.

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People cheer a bus carrying some of Japanese evacuees from Wuhan, China, to leave a hotel in Katsuura, near Tokyo, after a 14-day quarantine. All 197 evacuees quarantined at the hotel were confirmed free of the coronavirus as their return home began.

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A plane carrying evacuees from the virus zone in China lands at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego. One of two jets carrying Americans fleeing the virus zone in China landed at Miramar after first landing at an Air Force base in Northern California. Some will be quarantined at a hotel on the base for 14 days while others will be quarantined at a Southern California military base, officials said.

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A group of medical personnel meet 80 people, accompanied by medical specialists, carried by a Russian military plane at an airport outside Tyumen, Russia. Russia has evacuated 144 people - Russians and nationals of Belarus, Ukraine and Armenia - from the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China. All evacuees will be quarantined for two weeks in a sanatorium in the Tyumen region in western Siberia, government officials said.

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A military officer wearing a protective suit gives instructions to evacuees from Wuhan, China, as they travel to a hospital after their arrival at a military base in Wroclaw, Poland.

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In this photo released by the Indonesian Foreign Ministry, Indonesians who arrived from Wuhan, China, are sprayed with antiseptic at Hang Nadim Airport in Batam, Indonesia. Indonesians evacuated from Wuhan, the Chinese city at the center of a deadly virus outbreak, were transported to a quarantine zone on a remote island at the edge of the South China Sea, shortly after landing on Batam, an island near Singapore.

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In this photo released by Saudi Press Agency, SPA, a few of the ten Saudi students were evacuated from Wuhan on a special flight with King Salman's approval, arrive in Riyadh airport.

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Cockpit crew led by Amitabh Singh, Director (Operations), Air India, in the B747 aircraft at the IGI Airport before its departure for coronavirus-hit city of Wuhan in China to bring back Indians, in New Delhi.

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This handout photo provided by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police shows an Air India aircraft that brought back Indians from Wuhan stands after arrival at the airport in New Delhi. A plane carrying Indians from Wuhan landed in New Delhi. The government said they would be quarantined for two weeks in a facility set up in a nearby city, Manesar.

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An airplane of the German air force lifts off towards China at the Cologne Bonn Airport in Cologne, Germany to fly German citizens out of the Chinese province of Hubei, which is affected by the new coronavirus.

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A South Korean chartered plane carrying evacuees from Wuhan, China, taxis after landing at Gimpo International Airport in Seoul, South Korea.

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Ambulances carrying some South Korean evacuees from Wuhan, China, leave after arriving at Gimpo airport in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea sent planes to fly back home more of their nationals from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of a new virus.

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Buses carrying some South Korean evacuees from Wuhan, China, leave after arriving at Gimpo airport in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea sent planes to fly back home more of their nationals from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of a new virus.

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Passengers board buses after arriving on an airplane carrying U.S. citizens being evacuated from Wuhan, China, at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, California. The passengers will undergo additional screenings in California and be placed in temporary housing. Officials have not said how long they will stay there.

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Takeo Aoyama, center left, an employee at Nippon Steel Corp.’s subsidiary in Wuhan, China, and Takayuki Kato, center right, an employee at an information and communications technology company Intec, speak to journalists, all wearing protective face masks, after returning home by a Japanese chartered plane at Haneda international airport in Tokyo. Japan began evacuating their citizens from the Chinese city hardest-hit by an outbreak of a new virus. Aoyama said more than 400 Japanese people wishing to return to Japan are in Wuhan.

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A Japanese chartered plane carrying evacuees from Wuhan, China, landed at Haneda international airport in Tokyo. Countries began evacuating their citizens from the Chinese city hardest-hit by an outbreak of a new virus.

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A family evacuates to safer grounds as Taal volcano in Tagaytay, Cavite province, southern Philippines.

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In this photo released by the Australian Department of Defense, evacuees board landing craft to be ferried out to the navy's HMAS Choules in Mallacoota, Victoria, Australia.

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In this photo released by the Australian Department of Defense, evacuees walk down to the beach to board vessels and be ferried out to the navy's HMAS Choules, in Mallacoota, Victoria, Australia.

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Metro workers demolish parts of a damaged house, after evacuating residents in Bowbazar area, where several houses have been damaged owing to tunnel boring for East-West Metro corridor in Kolkata.

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Local residents evacuate their houses in Bowbazar area, after they were damaged owing to tunnel boring for East-West Metro corridor in Kolkata.

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Residents evacuate with their household belongings in Bowbazar area, where several houses have been damaged owing to tunnel boring for East-West metro corridor, in Kolkata.

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Metro workers at work in Bowbazar area, where several houses have been damaged owing to tunnel boring for East-West metro corridor, in Kolkata.

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Residents evacuate with their household belongings in Bowbazar area, where several houses have been damaged owing to tunnel boring for East-West metro corridor, in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Minister and Trinamool Congress leader Tapas Roy, a resident of the Bowbazar area evacuates, following cracks in adjacent buildings due to the underground tunnel boring work for East-West metro railway project, in Kolkata.

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A view of the buildings in the Bowbazar area, where several houses have been damaged owing tunnel boring for East-West Metro corridor, in Kolkata.

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Residents evacuate with their belongings in Bowbazar area, where several houses have been damaged owing to tunnel boring for East-West Metro corridor, in Kolkata.

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Commuters are redirected by law enforcement at the Oculus transportation hub after reports of a suspicious package on a New York City Subway platform in New York. Police say two suspicious objects that prompted an evacuation of the major lower Manhattan subway station are not explosives. New York Police Department Counterterrorism Chief James Waters tweeted that the bomb squad cleared the items found at the Fulton Street station. The station is a busy transit hub a few blocks from the World Trade Center.

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Evacuated Exxon Mobile workers take a break or watch the fire from the Baytown Olefins Plant entrance in Baytown, Texas.

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NDRF officials carry out an evacuation drive as Cyclone 'Vayu' advances towards the Gujarat coast, in Porbandar.

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People try to pull back a fishing boat that was carries away by waves on the Arabian Sea coast as others run to take shelter in Veraval, Gujarat. Authorities have evacuated nearly 300,000 people from India's western coastline ahead of a very severe cyclone that's expected to make landfall as the year's second major storm.

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In this photo released by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), NDRF soldiers help villagers to evacuate from Naliya village in the western state of Gujarat.

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Villagers on their way to a shelter house on a tractor following evacuations as part of emergency measures taken before Cyclone Fani makes landfall, in Puri.

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Villagers living in vulnerable low-lying areas being shifted to cyclone shelter house, in Puri.

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Villagers seen inside a shelter house following evacuations as part of emergency measures taken before cyclone ‘FANI’ makes landfall, in Puri, Odisha.

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Firefighter Brian Farr carries a baby from the boat as the GBFD assisted residents with home evacuations on Crooks Street due to the East river flooding in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Heavy rain falling atop deeply frozen ground has prompted evacuations along swollen rivers in Wisconsin, Nebraska and other Midwestern states, while powerful wind and snow has impacted hundreds of miles of interstates in North Dakota.

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Women and children who were evacuated out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants wait to be screened outside Baghouz, Syria.

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A member of U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) watches over people who were evacuated out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants, outside Baghouz, Syria.

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People sit in a truck after being evacuated out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants, outside Baghouz, Syria. Hundreds of people including IS fighters evacuated their last foothold in eastern Syria hours after U.S.-backed Syrian fighters said they were forced to slow their advance because the extremists are using civilians as human shields.

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Women and children are screened by U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) after being evacuated out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants, in the desert outside Baghouz, Syria.

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Men wait to be screened after being evacuated out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants, near Baghouz, eastern Syria.

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Civilians flee through a window at a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya. Terrorists attacked an upscale hotel complex in Kenya's capital sending people fleeing in panic as explosions and heavy gunfire reverberated through the neighborhood.

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Civilians who had been hiding in buildings flee under the direction of a member of security forces at a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Thai people sleep at an evacuation center in Nakhon Si Thammarat province, Thailand.

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Thai people sleep at an evacuation center in Nakhon Si Thammarat province, Thailand. Thai weather authorities are warning that a tropical storm will bring heavy rain and high seas to southern Thailand and its famed beach resorts.

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Evacuees from the Volcano of Fire area arrive to an emergency shelter in Escuintla, Guatemala.

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Evacuees from the Volcano of Fire area rest at an emergency shelter in Escuintla, Guatemala.

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Denise Chester, an evacuee of the Camp Fire, hugs her son Antonio Batres as she volunteers sorting clothes at a makeshift shelter in Chico, California. Chester, who doesn't want to know yet whether her home survived, said "I want to help. I don't want to shut down."

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Medical workers move equipment from a makeshift emergency room while the Feather River Hospital burns as the Camp Fire rages through Paradise, California.

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Emergency personnel evacuate patients as the Feather River Hospital burns while the Camp Fire rages through Paradise, California.

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Medical personnel evacuate patients as the Feather River Hospital burns while the Camp Fire rages through Paradise, California.

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