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A city worker walks in flooded Venice, Italy. Venetians are bracing for the prospect of another exceptional tide in a season that is setting new records. Officials are forecasting a 1.6 meter (5 feet, 2 inches) surge Sunday. That comes after Tuesday's 1.87 meter flood, the worst in 53 years, followed by high tide of 1.54 meters on Friday.

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Water starts coming in as the city awakes, in Venice, Italy. Venetians are bracing for the prospect of another exceptional tide in a season that is setting new records. Officials are forecasting a 1.6 meter (5 feet, 2 inches) surge Sunday. That comes after Tuesday's 1.87 meter flood, the worst in 53 years, followed by high tide of 1.54 meters on Friday.

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St. Mark square is reflected in flood water at dawn in Venice, Italy. Venetians are bracing for the prospect of another exceptional tide in a season that is setting new records. Officials are forecasting a 1.6 meter (5 feet, 2 inches) surge Sunday. That comes after Tuesday's 1.87 meter flood, the worst in 53 years, followed by high tide of 1.54 meters on Friday.

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An overview of an empty St.Mark square from the Correr Museum, in Venice, Italy. Venetians are bracing for the prospect of another exceptional tide in a season that is setting new records. Officials are forecasting a 1.6 meter (5 feet, 2 inches) surge of water Sunday through the lagoon city.

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A couple walk in a flooded street of Venice, Italy. Venetians are bracing for the prospect of another exceptional tide in a season that is setting new records. Officials are forecasting a 1.6 meter (5 feet, 2 inches) surge of water Sunday through the lagoon city.

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A pigeon stands on a chair of a flooded St.Mark square in Venice, Italy. Venetians are bracing for the prospect of another exceptional tide in a season that is setting new records. Officials are forecasting a 1.6 meter (5 feet, 2 inches) surge of water Sunday through the lagoon city.

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In this photo Paolo Brandolisio stands in his oars flooded laboratory, in Venice, Italy. Venetians are fed up with what they see as an inadequate to the city's mounting problems: record-breaking flooding, damaging cruise ship traffic and over-tourism. They feel largely left to their own devices, and with ever fewer Venetians living in the historic part of the city to defend its interests and keep it from becoming a theme park or museum.

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Arno river overflows its banks at Sieci in Florence, Italy. The Arno continues to rise in Florence, with a probable peak at the 'Firenze Uffizi' survey station at around 12 pm today, near or slightly below the second critical level (5.5 meters), however above of the maximums recorded in the last 20 years. Venetians braced Sunday for the prospect of another exceptional tide in a season that is setting records, as much of the rest of Italy wrestled with other weather woes -- rapidly rising rain-swollen rivers, windstorms and an avalanche after heavy Alpine snows.

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A man stands next to a gondola service in flooded Venice, Italy. Venetians are bracing for the prospect of another exceptional tide in a season that is setting new records. Officials are forecasting a 1.6 meter (5 feet, 2 inches) surge Sunday. That comes after Tuesday's 1.87 meter flood, the worst in 53 years, followed by high tide of 1.54 meters on Friday.

AP Photo/Luca Bruno

Tourists carry their luggages in flooded Venice, Italy. Venetians are bracing for the prospect of another exceptional tide in a season that is setting new records. Officials are forecasting a 1.6 meter (5 feet, 2 inches) surge Sunday. That comes after Tuesday's 1.87 meter flood, the worst in 53 years, followed by high tide of 1.54 meters on Friday.

AP Photo/Luca Bruno

A person checks his way in high tide in Venice, Italy. Venetians are bracing for the prospect of another exceptional tide in a season that is setting new records. Officials are forecasting a 1.6 meter (5 feet, 2 inches) surge Sunday. That comes after Tuesday's 1.87 meter flood, the worst in 53 years, followed by high tide of 1.54 meters on Friday.

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Flood water reaches a luxury shop in Venice, Italy. Venetians are bracing for the prospect of another exceptional tide in a season that is setting new records. Officials are forecasting a 1.6 meter (5 feet, 2 inches) surge Sunday. That comes after Tuesday's 1.87 meter flood, the worst in 53 years, followed by high tide of 1.54 meters on Friday.

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A city worker helps a woman who decided to cross St. Mark square on a gangway, in spite of prohibition, in Venice, Italy. Venetians are bracing for the prospect of another exceptional tide in a season that is setting new records. Officials are forecasting a 1.6 meter (5 feet, 2 inches) surge Sunday. That comes after Tuesday's 1.87 meter flood, the worst in 53 years, followed by high tide of 1.54 meters on Friday.

AP Photo/Luca Bruno

Two girls sit on a piece of walkway in a flooded street of Venice, Italy. Venetians are bracing for the prospect of another exceptional tide in a season that is setting new records. Officials are forecasting a 1.6 meter (5 feet, 2 inches) surge of water Sunday through the lagoon city.

AP Photo/Luca Bruno

A Venetian citizen carries her dog Nana as she walks in a flooded street of Venice, Italy. Venetians are bracing for the prospect of another exceptional tide in a season that is setting new records. Officials are forecasting a 1.6 meter (5 feet, 2 inches) surge of water Sunday through the lagoon city.

AP Photo/Luca Bruno

A couple stands in a golden sunset in Venice, Italy just hours after an exceptional 1.5 meter tide receded from nearby St. Mark's Square. It was the third flood topping 1.5 meters this week, following Tuesday's 1.87-meter flood which was the worst in 53 years.

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Tourists and residents resume their normal routine at a bar in Venice, Italy. High tidal waters returned to Venice on Sunday, days after the city experienced its worst flooding in more than 50 years. Venetians coped with another exceptional tide Sunday in a season that is setting records while other parts of Italy wrestled with a cornucopia of weather woes, from rain-swollen rivers to high winds to an out-of-season avalanche.

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Venetian people in a bar amid rising water in Venice, northern Italy. Venetians coped with another exceptional tide Sunday in a season that is setting records while other parts of Italy wrestled with a cornucopia of weather woes, from rain-swollen rivers to high winds to an out-of-season avalanche.

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Eva's Hotel stands damaged after a strong earthquake in Kidapawan, north Cotabato province, Philippines. The third strong earthquake this month jolted the southern Philippines on Thursday morning, further damaging structures already weakened by the earlier shaking.

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A woman on a stretcher is assisted by a companion after a powerful earthquake was felt in Davao City, Philippines.

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Office employees gather outside of buildings after a powerful earthquake was felt in Davao City, Philippines. A powerful earthquake shook the southern Philippines but no damage or casualties were immediately reported.

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Office employees gather outside of buildings after a powerful earthquake was felt in Davao City, Philippines. A powerful earthquake shook the southern Philippines but no damage or casualties were immediately reported.

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Residents walk alongside a damaged portion of a road caused by a powerful earthquake in Jatlan near Mirpur, in northeast Pakistan.

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Local residents examine a damaged portion of a road caused by a powerful earthquake, in Jatlan near Mirpur, in northeast Pakistan.

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People search belongings from the rubble of their damaged houses caused by a powerful earthquake at Sahang Kikri village near Mirpur, northeastern Pakistan. Mourners were burying their dear ones in Pakistan-held Kashmir where a powerful earthquake struck a day before.

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People wades through water logged road due to overflow of swollen River Ganga in Prayagraj (Allahabad)

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A worker uses an earth mover to clear debris from a damaged road due to flood caused by the swollen River Beas, in Kullu

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National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel rescue residents from a flooded area in Village Allowal in Ludhiana.

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A view of the damaged road due to flood caused by the swollen River Beas, in Kullu district.

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A view of a damaged bridge over the swollen Beas river following heavy monsoon rain in Kullu district

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In this handout photo sourced from Defence PRO, army personnel pose for photographs after rescuing livestock from a flooded region, in Nawanshahr district, Punjab

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Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President Sharad Pawar interacts with flood-affected villagers during his visit at Tambve village in Karad, Party MLA and opposition leader Dhananjay Munde is also seen

A man attempts to drain floodwater from temple following heavy monsoon rain, in Jabalpur

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Indian Navy personnel rescue residents from flood-hit area, in Sangli and Kolhapur districts of Maharashtra

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Indian Navy personnel rescue residents from flood-hit area, in Sangli and Kolhapur districts of Maharashtra

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Indian Navy personnel rescue residents from flood-hit area, in Sangli and Kolhapur districts of Maharashtra

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People look on at a waterlogged street where floodwater spilled out of the drainage line following heavy monsoon rainfall, in Surat

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National Disaster Management and Rescue Force (NDRF) members rescue residents from flood-hit area, in Sangli district of Maharashtra

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In this image made from video, a couple walks past fallen rocks on a road after an earthquake in Yilan, northeastern Taiwan.

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A member of the National Search and Rescue Agency wears a mask to protect his respiration from volcanic ash as he stands against the background of the crater of Mount Tangkuban Perahu in Subang, West Java, Indonesia. The volcano erupted Friday forcing tourists and residents to flee the mountain.

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Firefighters search for trapped people at a damaged structure following an earthquake at the port of Piraeus, near Athens. The Athens Institute of Geodynamics gave the earthquake a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 but the U.S. Geological Survey gave it a preliminary magnitude of 5.3. The Athens Institute says the quake struck at 2:38 p.m. local time (1113 GMT) about 26 kilometers (13.7 miles) north of Athens.

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Venkat Das’s family at their new address

Photograph by Sandeep Sahu

Bhoisahi villagers have been living in these temporary ‘homes’

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Villagers travel on a boat through flood waters in Assam’s Morigaon

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This photo provided by Adam Graehl shows food and other damaged merchandise on the floor at the Stater Bros. on China Lake Blvd., after an earthquake struck, in Ridgecrest, California. The strongest earthquake in 20 years shook a large swath of Southern California and parts of Nevada rattling nerves on the July 4th holiday and causing injuries and damage in a town near the epicenter, followed by a swarm of ongoing aftershocks.

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Smoke billows from the volcano on the Italian island of Stromboli. The news agency ANSA says that some 30 tourists jumped into the sea out of fear after a series of volcano erupted on the Sicilian island of Stromboli. Civil protection authorities said a hiker was confirmed killed by the eruptions Wednesday.

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This aerial view shows damaged roof tiles of residential houses in Tsuruoka, Yamagata prefecture, northwestern Japan, after an earthquake.

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The roof of the wooden sumo building falls on the site of the Oizumi Elementary School in Tsuruoka, Yamagata prefecture, northwestern Japan after an earthquake. The powerful earthquake jolted northwestern Japan late Tuesday, prompting officials to issue a tsunami warning along the coast which was lifted about 2 ½ hours later.

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A city official inspects the damage of a road in Tsuruoka, Yamagata prefecture, northwestern Japan after an earthquake. The powerful earthquake jolted northwestern Japan late Tuesday, causing minor injuries and a brief evacuation of coastal homes until the risk of a tsunami passed.

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This aerial view shows damaged roof tiles of residential houses in Tsuruoka, Yamagata prefecture, northwestern Japan after an earthquake. The powerful earthquake jolted northwestern Japan late Tuesday, prompting officials to issue a tsunami warning along the coast which was lifted about 2 ½ hours later. Tsuruoka city officials were helping coastal residents evacuate to higher ground as a precaution.

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The "Volcan de Fuego," or Volcano of Fire, blows outs a thick cloud of ash, seen from Escuintla, Guatemala on the one-year anniversary of the devastating eruption. Dozens of people were buried alive or burned beyond recognition in June when the volcano expelled smoldering gas, ash and rock, catching residents off guard.

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Mount Etna volcano spews lava during an eruption. Mount Etna in Sicily has roared back into spectacular volcanic action from Thursday morning, sending up plumes of ash and spewing lava.

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In this photo courtesy of Hoy Noticias media, a road is left cracked after a magnitude 8.0 earthquake in San Martin, Peru.

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Government officials and the press tour an area affected by an earthquake in Puerto Santa Gema, on the outskirts of Yurimaguas, Peru. A powerful magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck this remote part of the Amazon jungle in Peru early Sunday, collapsing buildings and knocking out power to some areas.

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Sheshadeba lost his daughter

Photograph by Biswaranjan Mishra

Protesters block a highway in Puri

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A central team in Khordha

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A traffic police personnel sits inside a kiosk during rainfall, in Kolkata. As Cyclone Fani moved closer, the West Bengal government sounded an alert in coastal East Midnapore and South 24 Parganas districts, asking tourists to leave seaside destinations and directing fishermen not to venture into the sea.

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Fishermen drag a boat to the bank of river Hooghly at Santipur following an alert by authorities after Cyclone Fani made its landfall in Odisha, in Nadia district of West Bengal

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Women walk through rain, in Nadia district of West Bengal. As Cyclone Fani moved closer, the West Bengal government sounded an alert in coastal East Midnapore and South 24 Parganas districts, asking tourists to leave seaside destinations and directing fishermen not to venture into the sea.

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The damage of St. Catherine church, with its headless statue, is seen following a 6.1 magnitude earthquake that also caused the collapse of a commercial building in Porac township, Pampanga province, north of Manila, Philippines

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Rescuers carry an earthquake survivor after being pulled out from the rubble of a commercial building following a 6.1 magnitude earthquake in Porac township, Pampanga province, north of Manila, Philippines

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Rescue workers carry a woman to an ambulance after she became dizzy following an earthquake hit Manila, Philippines

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Pakistani girls sit on remains of their house destroyed by heavy rains killing their parents and sister, in Charsadda, Pakistan. A devastating widespread hailstorm, torrential rains, and gusty winds earlier damaged tons of standing mature wheat crop and killed scores of people in the Punjab and Khyber Pukhtoon Khawa provinces, an official said.

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A damaged house in the town of Acipayam in Denizli province, southwestern Turkey after a moderately-strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5 hit the area, Turkish authorities said. There were no immediate reports of any casualties.

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Indonesian soldier and rescue team search for earthquake victims in Bayan, North Lombok, Indonesia. Officials say an earthquake has triggered a landslide that hit a popular waterfall on Indonesia's Lombok island.

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People carry an injured earthquake survivor in Bayan, North Lombok, Indonesia.

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Indonesian medics give medical attention to an injured earthquake survivor in Bayan, North Lombok, Indonesia. Officials say an earthquake has triggered a landslide that hit a popular waterfall on Indonesia's Lombok island.

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Smoke billows from Mount Etna volcano, the largest of Italy's three active volcanoes, near the Sicilian town of Catania, southern Italy.

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Smoke billows from Mount Etna volcano, the largest of Italy's three active volcanoes, as seen from Nicolosi, a village near the Sicilian town of Catania.

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Smoke billows from Mount Etna volcano, the largest of Italy's three active volcanoes, as seen from Nicolosi, a village near the Sicilian town of Catania.

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Mount Merapi spews volcanic material as it erupts as seen from Cangkringan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Indonesia's most volatile volcano has unleashed a 1,400 meters (4,600 feet) dark red volcanic material 1,400 meters (1,500 yards) down the slopes.

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Indonesian Navy personnel watch as Mount Anak Krakatau spews volcanic materials during an eruption in the waters of Sunda Strait.

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Mount Anak Krakatau spews volcanic material during an eruption as seen from an Indonesian Navy ship in the waters of Sunda Strait. Bad weather and a massive ash column hampered efforts to assess whether Indonesia's Anak Krakatau volcano island could trigger another deadly tsunami as authorities said the search for victims in the worst-affected province will continue into January. Hundreds of people died in the Sunda Strait tsunami that struck Sumatra and Java without warning on Saturday.

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Ambulances and rescuers vehicles are parked near of the heavily damaged church of Maria Santissima as plumes of smoke come out the Mount Etna volcano in Fleri, Sicily Italy.

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Italian Civil protection volunteers gather near the heavily damaged church of Maria Santissima as plumes of smoke come out the Mount Enta Volcano in Fleri, Sicily Italy.

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Debris stand near the damaged structure of a Church in Fleri, Sicily Italy.

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The remains of a collapsed structure are backdropped by plumes of smoke coming out Mount Etna volcano in Fleri, Sicily Italy.

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A woman carries her belongings as she walks debris of a partially collapsed house in Fleri, Sicily Italy.

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Debris stand in front of a damaged building in Fleri, near the Sicilian city of Catania, Italy.

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Debris stand in front of the heavily damaged church of Maria Santissima in Fleri, Sicily Italy.

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People walk past an heavily damaged house in Fleri, Sicily Italy.

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Debris stand in front of the heavily damaged church of Maria Santissima in Fleri, Sicily Italy.

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Debris of a collapsed wall are seen on the furniture of a damaged house in Fleri, Sicily Italy.

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Cracks are seen on a wall of a damaged house in Fleri, Sicily Italy.

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Debris stand in front of the damaged Sacro Cuore (Holy Heart) Church in Santa Venerina, Sicily Italy.

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Debris sit on the street in front of an heavily damaged house in Fleri, Sicily Italy.

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There’s a thing called adrenaline rush and it will take a huge dose of hermetic self-restraint to stop its flow. It’s in our DNA; and also in this golfer’s…playing a shot while an ash plume rises in the background from the Kilauea ­volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island in May.

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Nature demonstrates how puny we are—an aerial shot of a ­damaged highway in Alaska in November after back-to-back earthquakes.

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Mount Etna volcano spews lava during an eruption early. Italy's Catania airport is reopening after an ash cloud from Mount Etna's latest eruptions forced it to shut down.

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This aerial shot shows Mount Anak Krakatau as it erupts on Java Strait, Indonesia. Doctors worked to save injured victims while hundreds of military and volunteers scoured debris-strewn beaches in search of survivors after a deadly tsunami that followed an eruption and apparent landslide on the volcano, one of the world's most infamous volcanic islands, gushed ashore without warning on Indonesian islands on a busy holiday weekend.

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In this photo taken Mount Etna volcano spews lava during an eruption. Mount Etna in Sicily has roared back into spectacular volcanic action, sending up plumes of ash and spewing lava.

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Cases of beer lie jumbled in a walk-in cooler at a liquor store, Value Liquor, after an earthquake in Anchorage, Alaska.

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An employee walks past a damaged aisle at Anchorage True Value hardware store after an earthquake in Anchorage, Alaska.

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This aerial photo shows a landslide on the northwest side of Knik Arm after earthquakes in the Anchorage area, Alaska.

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This aerial photo shows damage on Vine Road, south of Wasilla, Alaska, after earthquakes.

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This aerial photo shows damage at the Glenn Highway near Mirror Lake after earthquakes in the Anchorage area, Alaska.

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A ramp from International Airport Road to Minnesota Drive was damaged in an earthquake in Anchorage, Alaska.

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Damage from an earthquake is seen on the Glenn Highway southbound lanes between Eklutna and Mirror Lake, in Alaska.

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A dump truck and excavator work on a temporary fix of an off ramp that collapsed after an earthquake in Anchorage, Alaska. A driver attempting to exit Minnesota Drive at International Airport Road was not injured when the ramp sank. Two strong earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.7 ripped apart highways, cracked buildings and rattled people's nerves around Anchorage.

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