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In Pictures: 20 Deadliest Natural Disasters of 2019

India | Reuters | December 28, 2019, 8:09 am
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 Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)
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Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man walks among debris at the Mudd neighborhood, devastated after Hurricane Dorian hit the Abaco Islands in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. (Image: Reuters)
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A man walks among debris at the Mudd neighborhood, devastated after Hurricane Dorian hit the Abaco Islands in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. (Image: Reuters)

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 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. (Image: Reuters)
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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. (Image: Reuters)

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 Clouds gather but produce no rain as cracks are seen in the dried-up municipal dam in drought-stricken Graaff-Reinet, South Africa. (Image: Reuters)
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Clouds gather but produce no rain as cracks are seen in the dried-up municipal dam in drought-stricken Graaff-Reinet, South Africa. (Image: Reuters)

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 Diane Cohen, 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. (Image: Reuters)
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Diane Cohen, 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. (Image: Reuters)

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 Buildings damaged during Cyclone Kenneth are seen from the air in a village north of Pemba, Mozambique. (Image: Reuters)
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Buildings damaged during Cyclone Kenneth are seen from the air in a village north of Pemba, Mozambique. (Image: Reuters)

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 Mount Anak Krakatau volcano spews hot ash during an eruption, as seen from Indonesian Naval Patrol Boat, KRI Torani 860, at Sunda strait in Lampung, Indonesia. (Image: Reuters)
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Mount Anak Krakatau volcano spews hot ash during an eruption, as seen from Indonesian Naval Patrol Boat, KRI Torani 860, at Sunda strait in Lampung, Indonesia. (Image: Reuters)

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 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. (Image: Reuters)
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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. (Image: Reuters)

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 Rescue workers climb where a landslide occurred due to heavy rains in Los Rosales district in La Paz, Bolivia. (Image: Reuters)
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Rescue workers climb where a landslide occurred due to heavy rains in Los Rosales district in La Paz, Bolivia. (Image: Reuters)

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 A woman walks away from a damaged house after several tornadoes reportedly touched down, in Linwood, Kansas, US. (Image: Reuters)
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A woman walks away from a damaged house after several tornadoes reportedly touched down, in Linwood, Kansas, US. (Image: Reuters)

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 An aerial view of Sirnaresmi village after being hit by landslides at Cisolok district in Sukabumi, West Java province, Indonesia. (Image: Reuters)
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An aerial view of Sirnaresmi village after being hit by landslides at Cisolok district in Sukabumi, West Java province, Indonesia. (Image: Reuters)

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 Mud covers the seaside near the village of Fodele following flash floods during a heavy storm on the island of Crete, Greece. (Image: Reuters)
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Mud covers the seaside near the village of Fodele following flash floods during a heavy storm on the island of Crete, Greece. (Image: Reuters)

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 A rescue worker swims as he checks around a flooded residential area due to Typhoon Hagibis, in Kawasaki, Japan. (Image: Reuters)
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A rescue worker swims as he checks around a flooded residential area due to Typhoon Hagibis, in Kawasaki, Japan. (Image: Reuters)

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 Lava flows from the Stromboli volcano a day after an eruption unleashed a plume of smoke on the Italian island of Stromboli, Italy. (Image: Reuters)
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Lava flows from the Stromboli volcano a day after an eruption unleashed a plume of smoke on the Italian island of Stromboli, Italy. (Image: Reuters)

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 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. (Image: Reuters)
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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. (Image: Reuters)

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 A firefighter tries to extinguish a fire as a wildfire burns near the village of Gavalas, in Evia, Greece. (Image: Reuters)
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A firefighter tries to extinguish a fire as a wildfire burns near the village of Gavalas, in Evia, Greece. (Image: Reuters)

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 The contents of grain silos which burst from flood damage are shown in Fremont County Iowa, US. (Image: Reuters)
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The contents of grain silos which burst from flood damage are shown in Fremont County Iowa, US. (Image: Reuters)

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 An aerial view of Spencer Dam after a storm triggered historic flooding, near Bristow, Nebraska, US. (Image: Reuters)
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An aerial view of Spencer Dam after a storm triggered historic flooding, near Bristow, Nebraska, US. (Image: Reuters)

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 Workers shovel snow out of a restaurant after an avalanche at Santis-Schwaegalp mountain resort, in Switzerland. (Image: Reuters)
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Workers shovel snow out of a restaurant after an avalanche at Santis-Schwaegalp mountain resort, in Switzerland. (Image: Reuters)

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 A large volcanic ash and gas plume rises above the Kuril Islands in the North Pacific Ocean after an unexpected series of eruptions from the Raikoke Volcano, as seen from the International Space Station. (Image: Reuters)
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A large volcanic ash and gas plume rises above the Kuril Islands in the North Pacific Ocean after an unexpected series of eruptions from the Raikoke Volcano, as seen from the International Space Station. (Image: Reuters)

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