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Picture of 5 dead, many more missing in eruption of New Zealand volcano

5 dead, many more missing in eruption of New Zealand volcano

This aerial photo shows White Island after its volcanic eruption in New Zealand Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. The volcano on a small New Zealand island frequented by tourists erupted Monday, and a number of people were missing and injured after the blast.

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Picture of New Zealand leader finds perfect spokesman: Stephen Colbert

New Zealand leader finds perfect spokesman: Stephen Colbert

In this March 16, 2019, file photo, Stephen Colbert attends the 36th Annual PaleyFest "An Evening with Stephen Colbert" at the Dolby Theatre on Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Los Angeles. Now Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern may have found the perfect spokesman to embrace all of the above and more: American comedian Stephen Colbert. In an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday, Dec. 5, she talked about the boost to the country’s vital tourism industry that Colbert appears to have singlehandedly orchestrated.

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Picture of Australia fire survivors join global climate protests

Australia fire survivors join global climate protests

Activists of the 'BUND' environment protection organization jump into the river spree in front of the German federal parliament to protest against the climate policy in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. Word on the box reads 'Climate Package'.

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Picture of Smoke blankets Sydney as wildfires spread across Australia

Smoke blankets Sydney as wildfires spread across Australia

A water taxis drives by as smoke haze hangs over the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. The annual Australian fire season, which peaks during the Southern Hemisphere summer, has started early after an unusually warm and dry winter.

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Picture of Australia’s Qantas operates 19 ½-hour London-Sydney flight

Australia’s Qantas operates 19 ½-hour London-Sydney flight

In this image made from video, Qantas Boeing 787 Dreamliner plane lands at Sydney airport in Sydney, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. Australian airliner Qantas completed a non-stop flight from London to Sydney used to assess the effects of ultra-long-haul flights on crew fatigue and passenger jetlag.

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Picture of Australian wildfires destroy homes and force evacuations

Australian wildfires destroy homes and force evacuations

This Nov. 11, 2019, satellite photo taken by NASA shows the weather condition as bushfires burn in the eastern part of New South Wales state. Ferocious wildfires are burning at emergency-level intensity across Australia's most populous state and into Sydney suburbs as authorities warned most populations in their paths that there was no longer time to flee.

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Picture of Australia’s highest court will hear Cardinal Pell’s appeal

Australia’s highest court will hear Cardinal Pell’s appeal

In this Feb. 27, 2019, file photo, Cardinal George Pell arrives at the County Court in Melbourne, Australia. Australia's highest court agreed Wednesday Nov. 13, 2019, to hear an appeal from the most senior Catholic to be found guilty of sexually abusing children, giving Cardinal George Pell his last chance at getting his convictions overturned.

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Picture of Winds fan ferocious fires in Australia’s most populous state

Winds fan ferocious fires in Australia’s most populous state

A National Parks and Wildlife crew member fights flames at Half Chain road at Koorainghat, near Taree in New South Wales state Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Hundreds of schools remained closed across Australia's most populous state on Tuesday, Nov. 12, and residents were urged to evacuate woodlands for the relative safety of city centers as authorities braced for extreme fire danger.

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Picture of Australian state declares emergency due to wildfires

Australian state declares emergency due to wildfires

Firefighters work to contain a bushfire along Old Bar road in Old Bar, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. Wildfires razing Australia's drought-stricken east coast have left two people dead and several missing, more than 30 injured and over 150 homes destroyed, officials said Saturday.

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Picture of 2 dead, dozens injured as Australia wildfires raze homes

2 dead, dozens injured as Australia wildfires raze homes

Firefighters work to contain a bushfire along Old Bar road in Old Bar, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. Wildfires razing Australia's drought-stricken east coast have left two people dead and several missing, more than 30 injured and over 150 homes destroyed, officials said Saturday.

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