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In Pictures: 15 Deadliest Natural Disasters of 2017

World | Associated Press | December 9, 2017, 2:30 pm
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 A helicopter dumps water on a home as firefighters battle a wildfire in the affluent Anaheim Hills neighborhood of Anaheim, California. (Image: AP)

A helicopter dumps water on a home as firefighters battle a wildfire in the affluent Anaheim Hills neighborhood of Anaheim, California. (Image: AP)

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 Pedestrians walk past a flooded car on a street in Charleston, S.C., as Tropical Storm Irma hits the area. (Image: AP)

Pedestrians walk past a flooded car on a street in Charleston, S.C., as Tropical Storm Irma hits the area. (Image: AP)

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 The body of woman hangs crushed by a collapsed building in the neighborhood of Roma Norte, in Mexico City. Throughout Mexico City, rescue workers and residents dug through the rubble of collapsed buildings seeking survivors following a 7.1 magnitude quake. (Image: AP)

The body of woman hangs crushed by a collapsed building in the neighborhood of Roma Norte, in Mexico City. Throughout Mexico City, rescue workers and residents dug through the rubble of collapsed buildings seeking survivors following a 7.1 magnitude quake. (Image: AP)

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 People stranded in floodwaters hold onto a rope as they wade to safety in Lima, Peru. Intense rains and mudslides wrought havoc around the Andean nation and caught residents in Lima, a desert city of 10 million where it almost never rains, by surprise. (Image: AP)

People stranded in floodwaters hold onto a rope as they wade to safety in Lima, Peru. Intense rains and mudslides wrought havoc around the Andean nation and caught residents in Lima, a desert city of 10 million where it almost never rains, by surprise. (Image: AP)

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 Rescue workers drag damaged cars out of debris and mud after a flood in Yongji, Jilin province, China. (Image: Reuters)

Rescue workers drag damaged cars out of debris and mud after a flood in Yongji, Jilin province, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 A woman wades through a submerged street in the UNESCO heritage ancient town of Hoi An after typhoon Damrey hit Vietnam. (Image: Reuters)

A woman wades through a submerged street in the UNESCO heritage ancient town of Hoi An after typhoon Damrey hit Vietnam. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man casts his fishing net in the flood waters next to his partially submerged hut in Morigaon district in the northeastern state of Assam. (Image: Reuters)

A man casts his fishing net in the flood waters next to his partially submerged hut in Morigaon district in the northeastern state of Assam. (Image: Reuters)

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 The La Tuna Canyon fire burns over Burbank, California, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

The La Tuna Canyon fire burns over Burbank, California, U.S. (Image: Reuters)

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 A couple walks through a neighborhood destroyed by wildfires in Chile's Santa Olga community. Officials say the town was consumed by the country's worst wildfires, engulfing the post office, a kindergarten and hundreds of homes. (Image: AP)

A couple walks through a neighborhood destroyed by wildfires in Chile's Santa Olga community. Officials say the town was consumed by the country's worst wildfires, engulfing the post office, a kindergarten and hundreds of homes. (Image: AP)

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 Jim Stites watches part of his neighborhood burn in Fountaingrove, California, as more than a dozen wildfires whipped by powerful winds burn though California wine country. (Image: AP)

Jim Stites watches part of his neighborhood burn in Fountaingrove, California, as more than a dozen wildfires whipped by powerful winds burn though California wine country. (Image: AP)

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 People sit on both sides of a destroyed bridge that had crossed the San Lorenzo de Morovis river, in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, in Morovis, Puerto Rico. (Image: AP)

People sit on both sides of a destroyed bridge that had crossed the San Lorenzo de Morovis river, in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, in Morovis, Puerto Rico. (Image: AP)

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 People move through flooded streets in Havana, Cuba, after the passage of Hurricane Irma. (Image: AP)

People move through flooded streets in Havana, Cuba, after the passage of Hurricane Irma. (Image: AP)

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 Rescue workers search for people trapped inside a collapsed building in the Del Valle area of Mexico City, the day after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the area. At least 369 people were killed by the earthquake, including 228 in Mexico City. (Image: AP)

Rescue workers search for people trapped inside a collapsed building in the Del Valle area of Mexico City, the day after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the area. At least 369 people were killed by the earthquake, including 228 in Mexico City. (Image: AP)

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 This photo provided by the Dutch Defense Ministry shows storm damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, in St. Maarten. Irma cut a path of devastation across the northern Caribbean, leaving thousands homeless after destroying buildings and uprooting trees. (Image: AP)

This photo provided by the Dutch Defense Ministry shows storm damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, in St. Maarten. Irma cut a path of devastation across the northern Caribbean, leaving thousands homeless after destroying buildings and uprooting trees. (Image: AP)

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 Relatives of victims react at the site of a landslide in the village of Xinmo, Mao County, Sichuan Province, China. (Image: Reuters)

Relatives of victims react at the site of a landslide in the village of Xinmo, Mao County, Sichuan Province, China. (Image: Reuters)