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People brace themselves against a wall during a 7.5 earthquake, in Mexico City. The earthquake centered near the resort of Huatulco in southern Mexico swayed buildings in Mexico City and sent thousands into the streets.

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Juarez public hospital health workers wait on a street after a 7.5 earthquake sent them out from their work areas, in Mexico City.

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Juarez public hospital health workers wait on a street after a 7.5 earthquake sent them out from their work areas, in Mexico City. The earthquake centered near the resort of Huatulco in southern Mexico swayed buildings in Mexico City and sent thousands into the streets.

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People move out of their residential colony to an open area following an earthquake, in Ahmedabad.

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People move out of their apartments and compounds to an open area following an earthquake, in Ahmedabad.

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People move out of their apartments and compounds to an open area following an earthquake, in Ahmedabad.

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Shopkeepers dry up soaked garments after opening their shops, in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Kolkata.

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Army personnel cut the branches of an uprooted tree to clear the road blockage, in the aftermath of super cyclone Amphan, in Kolkata.

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Army personnel pull an uprooted tree to clear the road blockage, in the aftermath of super cyclone Amphan, in Kolkata.

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Cyclon Amphan has left thousands without homes and livelihood.

Cyclon Amphan has left thousands without homes and livelihood.

Cyclon Amphan has left thousands without homes and livelihood.

Cyclon Amphan has left thousands without homes and livelihood.

People are now living under a tarpaulin or under open sky, or have taken shelter in nearby areas.

Life has come to a halt in many districts

Cyclone Amphan is one of the fiercist to hit West Bengal in the last 100 years

Electric poles and trees have been uprooted and overhead wires snapped after cyclone made landfall.

Cyclone Amphan has left behind a trail of destruction

Thousands of homes have been damaged

Several houses and roads in the district continue to remain waterlogged.

South 24 Paraganas is one of the worst hit districts.

A resident inspects his damaged house after a tree fell on it during Cyclone Amphan, at Sagar in South 24 Parganas, West Bengal

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Damaged boats are seen partially submerged, in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, near Sunderbans area in South 24 Paraganas district of West Bengal

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A villager walks past a damaged house, in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, in South 24 Paraganas district of West Bengal.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik holds a review meeting after conducting an aerial survey of Cyclone Amphan-hit areas of state, at the Biju Patnaik Airport in Bhubaneswar.

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Congress chief Sonia Gandhi chairs a meeting with leaders of opposition parties via video conferencing, in New Delhi. Twenty-two opposition parties urged the Centre to immediately declare the devastation caused by Cyclone Amphan in Odisha and West Bengal as a national calamity and called for substantially helping the states in facing the impact of the disaster.

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Congress chief Sonia Gandhi chairs a meeting with leaders of opposition parties via video conferencing, in New Delhi. Twenty-two opposition parties urged the Centre to immediately declare the devastation caused by Cyclone Amphan in Odisha and West Bengal as a national calamity and called for substantially helping the states in facing the impact of the disaster.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, party chief Sonia Gandhi, senior leaders Ahmed Patel and Ghulam Nabi Azad, National Conference President Farooq Abdullah and others attend a meeting with leaders of opposition parties via video conferencing, in New Delhi. Twenty-two opposition parties urged the Centre to immediately declare the devastation caused by Cyclone Amphan in Odisha and West Bengal as a national calamity and called for substantially helping the states in facing the impact of the disaster.

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A car parked along a road damaged by an uprooted tree, after super cyclone 'Amphan', in Kolkata.

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Locals clearing an uprooted tree from the Ranaghat-Krishnagar state highway road, in the aftermath of super cyclone 'Amphan', near Taherpur in Nadia.

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A taxi damaged during Cyclone Amphan, in North 24 Parganas.

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Residents try to remove an electric pole that fell on a road during Cyclone Amphan, in North 24 Parganas.

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Roadside vendors along a metro station salvage material from his stall after Cyclone Amphan hit the region in Kolkata. A powerful cyclone ripped through densely populated coastal India and Bangladesh, blowing off roofs and whipping up waves that swallowed embankments and bridges and left entire villages without access to fresh water, electricity and communications.

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This photo provided by the Indian Red Cross Society shows volunteers of the organization fixing homes of villagers after Cyclone Amphan, the equivalent of a category 3 hurricane, hit the area in Bhadrak district of Orissa state. A powerful cyclone ripped through densely populated coastal India and Bangladesh, blowing off roofs and whipping up waves that swallowed embankments and bridges and left entire villages without access to fresh water, electricity and communications. At least 24 people were reported killed Thursday.

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Commuters move past a tree branch precariously hanging after cyclone Amphan hit the region, in Kolkata. A powerful cyclone that slammed into coastal India and Bangladesh has left damage difficult to assess Thursday.

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People remove an uprooted tree that fell on a road during Cyclone Amphan, in Santipur, Nadia.

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An uprooted tree that fell on a house during Cyclone Amphan, in Santipur, Nadia.

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Municipal workers clear a blocked road after a tree uprooted, in the aftermath of super cyclone 'Amphan', in Kolkata.

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A scooterist tries to pass under an uprooted tree on a road, in the aftermath of super cyclone 'Amphan', in Kolkata.

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Passersby look at an uprooted lamp post following super cyclone 'Amphan', in Kolkata.

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Municipal workers clear a blocked road after a tree uprooted, in the aftermath of super cyclone 'Amphan', in Kolkata

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Slum dwellers residing along the railroad tracks clear tree branches from tracks in the aftermath of super cyclone 'Amphan', in Kolkata.

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A view of the damage caused by cyclone 'Amphan', after it hit Kolkata in West Bengal.

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A view of the damage caused by cyclone 'Amphan', after it hit Kolkata in West Bengal.

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Trees and several other plants uprooted due to the Cyclone Amphan in Kolkata, West Bengal.

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A view of the damage caused by cyclone 'Amphan', after it hit Kolkata in West Bengal.

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A view of the damage caused by cyclone 'Amphan', after it hit Kolkata in West Bengal.

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A view of the damage caused by cyclone 'Amphan', after it hit Kolkata in West Bengal.

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A view of the flooded Elgin Road in Kolkata after the landfall of super cyclone Amphan

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A tree blocks a road after being uprooted due to heavy winds and rain ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, Calcutta Club in Kolkata.

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A tree blocks a road after being uprooted due to heavy winds and rain ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, in Kolkata

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Fire and Rescue Service personnel clear uprooted trees on a road following gusty winds as super cyclone Amphan makes its landfall, in Kolkata.

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The cyclone barrelled through coastal districts of Bengal, unleashing copious rain and windstorm, blowing away thatched houses and uprooting trees.

A view of the flooded Kolkata airport.

A tree uprooted during heavy rain after the landfall of super cyclone Amphan, in Kolkata

A tree uprooted during heavy rain after the landfall of super cyclone Amphan, in Kolkata

A tree uprooted during heavy rain after the landfall of super cyclone Amphan, in Kolkata

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Workers try to restore a power line after a tree fell on it during a storm due Cyclone Amphan, in Burdwan district of West Bengal.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee monitors the progress of cyclone Amphan from a contriol room in Kolkata.

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Vehicles ply on a water-logged road during rain after the landfall of super cyclone 'Amphan', in Kolkata

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A tree uprooted blocks a road during heavy rain after the landfall of super cyclone 'Amphan', infront Tipu Sultan Masjid in Kolkata.

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Firefighters clear road blockage after a tree uprooted due to heavy winds and rain ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, Jagatsinghpur district in Odisha.

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Firefighters clear road blockage after a tree uprooted due to heavy winds and rain ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, Jagatsinghpur district in Odisha.

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Firefighters cut an uprooted tree due to heavy wind and rain ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, at Bhandaripokhari block in Bhadrak district. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), cyclone Amphan is very likely to continue moving north-northeastwards and cross West Bengal-Bangladesh coast between Digha and Hatia during late afternoon today.

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Firefighters gather at the spot where a thatched house collapsed due to heavy winds and rain ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, at Baralapokhari under Charampa GP in Bhadrak district. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), cyclone Amphan is very likely to continue moving north-northeastwards and cross West Bengal-Bangladesh coast between Digha and Hatia during late afternoon today.

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Waves crash at the bank of Ganga river in the backdrop of dark clouds covering the sky ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, in Kolkata. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), cyclone Amphan is very likely to continue moving north-northeastwards and cross West Bengal-Bangladesh coast between Digha and Hatia during late afternoon today.

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Police personnel seal Park Street flyover ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, in Kolkata. According to the Indian Meteorological Department, the super cyclone Amphan is very likely to continue moving north-northeastwards across Gangetic West Bengal and Bangladesh after making landfall today.

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A labourer cuts the wood of an uprooted tree due to heavy wind and rain ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, in Ranchi. Super Cyclone Amphan is expected to make landfall near Sundarbans in West Bengal by late evening today.

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A tree uprooted due to heavy wind and rain ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, in Balasore district,. Super Cyclone Amphan is expected to make landfall near Sundarbans in West Bengal by late evening today.

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Fishermen pull their boat at Talasari beach as heavy wind flowing ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, in Balasore district. Super Cyclone Amphan is expected to landfall near Sundarbans in West Bengal by late evening today.

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The promenade along the Bay of Bengal coast stands deserted ahead of Cyclone Amphan landfall, at Chandbali, in the eastern Indian state of Orissa. A powerful cyclone is moving toward India and Bangladesh as authorities try to evacuate millions of people while maintaining social distancing. Cyclone Amphan is expected to make landfall on Wednesday afternoon, May 20, 2020, and forecasters are warning of extensive damage from high winds, heavy rainfall, tidal waves and some flooding in crowded cities like Kolkata.

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People with their belongings on their way to a cyclone shelter ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, in Bhadrak.

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Firefighters clear road blockage after a tree uprooted due to heavy winds and rain ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, near R&B office in Bhadrak.

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A tree blocks a road after being uprooted due to heavy winds and rain ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, near R&B office in Bhadrak.

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Trees lie uprooted on a highway from heavy winds ahead of Cyclone Amphan landfall, at Chandbali on the Bay of Bengal coast in Orissa. A powerful cyclone is moving toward India and Bangladesh as authorities try to evacuate millions of people while maintaining social distancing. Cyclone Amphan is expected to make landfall on Wednesday and forecasters are warning of extensive damage from high winds, heavy rainfall, tidal waves and some flooding in crowded cities like Kolkata.

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Trees lie uprooted on a highway from heavy winds ahead of Cyclone Amphan landfall, at Chandbali on the Bay of Bengal coast in Orissa. A powerful cyclone is moving toward India and Bangladesh as authorities try to evacuate millions of people while maintaining social distancing. Cyclone Amphan is expected to make landfall on Wednesday afternoon and forecasters are warning of extensive damage from high winds, heavy rainfall, tidal waves and some flooding in crowded cities like Kolkata.

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Evacuated children wearing masks as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus stand at a relief camp at Paradeep, on the Bay of Bengal coast in Orissa. Cyclone Amphan was moving toward India and Bangladesh on Tuesday as authorities tried to evacuate millions of people while maintaining social distancing.

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Trucks are stranded on a bridge across River Mahanadi at Paradeep, on the Bay of Bengal coast in Orissa. Cyclone Amphan was moving toward India and Bangladesh on Tuesday as authorities tried to evacuate millions of people while maintaining social distancing.

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Boats are anchored at a fishing harbor at Paradeep, on the Bay of Bengal coast in Orissa. Cyclone Amphan was moving toward India and Bangladesh on Tuesday as authorities tried to evacuate millions of people while maintaining social distancing.

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A disaster management volunteer carries a sick child as villagers on the Bay of Bengal coast are evacuated as a precaution against Cyclone Amphan at Bakkhali, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal. The powerful cyclone was moving toward India and Bangladesh on Tuesday as authorities tried to evacuate millions of people while maintaining social distancing.

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Villagers on the Bay of Bengal coast walk as they are evacuated by volunteers as a precaution against Cyclone Amphan at Bakkhali, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal. The powerful cyclone was moving toward India and Bangladesh on Tuesday as authorities tried to evacuate millions of people while maintaining social distancing.

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Senior State government officials alert villagers about the landfall of cyclone 'Amphan', at Pathorpratima in South 24 Paragnas, West Bengal.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, wearing a mask, monitors the movement of cyclone 'Amphan' from the control room of Nabanna (state secretariat) ahead of its landfall, in Kolkata.

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Deputy Director-General of the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC), Sanjib Bandyopadhyay and G K Das (R) monitor the progress of the cyclone ‘Amphan’ at RMC in Kolkata.

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District administration evacuated fishermen from Kankadapal village ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, in Balasore district, Odisha.

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National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel evacuate villagers residing in low lying seaside areas, ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, near Dhamra in Bhadrak district, Odisha.

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People watch as waves crash along the shore ahead of cyclone 'Amphan' landfall, in Balasore district, Odisha.

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This image made from video provided by Thomas Marcum shows a tornado seen from State Highway 48 in Durant, Okla.

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A man inspects the damage caused by an earthquake in Zagreb, Croatia.

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People carry incubators for newborn babies as the hospital is evacuated after an earthquake in Zagreb, Croatia.

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People rest in park after an earthquake in Zagreb, Croatia.

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A car is crushed by falling debris after an earthquake in Zagreb, Croatia.

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Croatian soldiers clear debris from the street after an earthquake in Zagreb, Croatia.

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Cars crushed by falling debris after an earthquake in Zagreb, Croatia.

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A car is crushed by falling debris after an earthquake in Zagreb, Croatia.

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A bicycle is crushed by falling debris after an earthquake in Zagreb, Croatia.

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A car is crushed by falling debris after an earthquake in Zagreb, Croatia.

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Firefighters carry a person on a stretcher after an earthquake in Zagreb, Croatia.

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A collapsed wall leaves an exposed home and crushed cars after an earthquake in Zagreb, Croatia.

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One of the damaged spires, right, of Zagreb's iconic cathedral is seen after an earthquake in Zagreb, Croatia. The cathedral was rebuilt after it toppled in the 1880 earthquake. A strong earthquake shook Croatia and its capital on Sunday, causing widespread damage and panic.

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