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Devastating wildfires ravage West Coast

A tanker drops fire retardant as the Bobcat Fire burns near Juniper Hills, California, September 17. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni    

A tanker drops fire retardant as the Bobcat Fire burns near Juniper Hills, California, September 17. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni    

A tanker drops fire retardant as the Bobcat Fire burns near Juniper Hills, California, September 17. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni    
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Firefighters battle a wildfire near a structure while defending the Mount Wilson observatory during the Bobcat Fire in Los Angeles, California, September 17.  REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

Firefighters battle a wildfire near a structure while defending the Mount Wilson observatory during the Bobcat Fire in Los Angeles, California, September 17.  REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

Firefighters battle a wildfire near a structure while defending the Mount Wilson observatory during the Bobcat Fire in Los Angeles, California, September 17.  REUTERS/Ringo Chiu
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A helicopter flies past a smoldering hillside after dropping water on the Brattain Fire in Paisley, Oregon, September 17.   REUTERS/Adrees Latif

A helicopter flies past a smoldering hillside after dropping water on the Brattain Fire in Paisley, Oregon, September 17. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

A helicopter flies past a smoldering hillside after dropping water on the Brattain Fire in Paisley, Oregon, September 17. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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Nicole West, part of the Hillbilly Brigade of some 1,200 men and women who spontaneously came together to fight fires, stands for a portrait petting her dog Oink on a bulldozer during the aftermath of the Riverside Fire near Molalla, Oregon, September 16. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton  

Nicole West, part of the Hillbilly Brigade of some 1,200 men and women who spontaneously came together to fight fires, stands for a portrait petting her dog Oink on a bulldozer during the aftermath of the Riverside Fire near Molalla, Oregon,...more

Nicole West, part of the Hillbilly Brigade of some 1,200 men and women who spontaneously came together to fight fires, stands for a portrait petting her dog Oink on a bulldozer during the aftermath of the Riverside Fire near Molalla, Oregon, September 16. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton  
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Trees lie burning from the Brattain Fire in the Fremont National Forest in the outskirts of Paisley, Oregon, September 17. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Trees lie burning from the Brattain Fire in the Fremont National Forest in the outskirts of Paisley, Oregon, September 17. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Trees lie burning from the Brattain Fire in the Fremont National Forest in the outskirts of Paisley, Oregon, September 17. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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A firefighter looks on while defending the Mount Wilson Observatory in the Angeles National Forest during the Bobcat Fire in Los Angeles, California, September 17.  REUTERS/Ringo Chiu    

A firefighter looks on while defending the Mount Wilson Observatory in the Angeles National Forest during the Bobcat Fire in Los Angeles, California, September 17.  REUTERS/Ringo Chiu    

A firefighter looks on while defending the Mount Wilson Observatory in the Angeles National Forest during the Bobcat Fire in Los Angeles, California, September 17.  REUTERS/Ringo Chiu    
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A tanker drops fire retardant as a house is seen, as the Bobcat Fire burns near Juniper Hills, California, September 17. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

A tanker drops fire retardant as a house is seen, as the Bobcat Fire burns near Juniper Hills, California, September 17. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

A tanker drops fire retardant as a house is seen, as the Bobcat Fire burns near Juniper Hills, California, September 17. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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A wildfire burns in the Angeles National Forest during the Bobcat Fire in Los Angeles, California, September 17.  REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

A wildfire burns in the Angeles National Forest during the Bobcat Fire in Los Angeles, California, September 17.  REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

A wildfire burns in the Angeles National Forest during the Bobcat Fire in Los Angeles, California, September 17.  REUTERS/Ringo Chiu
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Smoke is seen as the Bobcat Fire burns in the Angeles National Forest near Los Angeles, California, September 17.    REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Smoke is seen as the Bobcat Fire burns in the Angeles National Forest near Los Angeles, California, September 17. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Smoke is seen as the Bobcat Fire burns in the Angeles National Forest near Los Angeles, California, September 17. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Smoke rises from a wildfire burning in the Angeles National Forest during the Bobcat Fire in Los Angeles, California, September 17.  REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

Smoke rises from a wildfire burning in the Angeles National Forest during the Bobcat Fire in Los Angeles, California, September 17.  REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

Smoke rises from a wildfire burning in the Angeles National Forest during the Bobcat Fire in Los Angeles, California, September 17.  REUTERS/Ringo Chiu
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Fire retardant is seen after it was dropped on an area, as the Bobcat Fire burns in the Angeles National Forest near Los Angeles, California, September 17, 2020. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Fire retardant is seen after it was dropped on an area, as the Bobcat Fire burns in the Angeles National Forest near Los Angeles, California, September 17, 2020. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Fire retardant is seen after it was dropped on an area, as the Bobcat Fire burns in the Angeles National Forest near Los Angeles, California, September 17, 2020. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Steven Richardson, part of the Hillbilly Brigade of some 1,200 men and women who spontaneously came together to fight fires, works on a hot spot during the aftermath of the Riverside Fire near Molalla, Oregon, September 16, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Steven Richardson, part of the Hillbilly Brigade of some 1,200 men and women who spontaneously came together to fight fires, works on a hot spot during the aftermath of the Riverside Fire near Molalla, Oregon, September 16, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon...more

Steven Richardson, part of the Hillbilly Brigade of some 1,200 men and women who spontaneously came together to fight fires, works on a hot spot during the aftermath of the Riverside Fire near Molalla, Oregon, September 16, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Fire damaged forest is seen in the aftermath of the Riverside fire that ravaged Clackamas County in Estacada, Oregon, September 15, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Fire damaged forest is seen in the aftermath of the Riverside fire that ravaged Clackamas County in Estacada, Oregon, September 15, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Fire damaged forest is seen in the aftermath of the Riverside fire that ravaged Clackamas County in Estacada, Oregon, September 15, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Johnny Islas, a firefighter from Las Vegas, monitors embers from a firing operation near the Obenchain Fire in Butte Falls, Oregon, September 15, 2020. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Johnny Islas, a firefighter from Las Vegas, monitors embers from a firing operation near the Obenchain Fire in Butte Falls, Oregon, September 15, 2020. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Johnny Islas, a firefighter from Las Vegas, monitors embers from a firing operation near the Obenchain Fire in Butte Falls, Oregon, September 15, 2020. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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Elizabeth Wright of the U.S. Forest Service watches a helicopter as it makes a water drop in the Angeles National Forest during the Bobcat Fire in Los Angeles, California, September 16, 2020. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon    

Elizabeth Wright of the U.S. Forest Service watches a helicopter as it makes a water drop in the Angeles National Forest during the Bobcat Fire in Los Angeles, California, September 16, 2020. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon    

Elizabeth Wright of the U.S. Forest Service watches a helicopter as it makes a water drop in the Angeles National Forest during the Bobcat Fire in Los Angeles, California, September 16, 2020. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon    
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Democratic U.S. vice presidential nominee Senator Kamala Harris meets with California Governor Gavin Newsom at the site of the Creek Fire in Auberry, California, U.S., September 15, 2020. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Democratic U.S. vice presidential nominee Senator Kamala Harris meets with California Governor Gavin Newsom at the site of the Creek Fire in Auberry, California, U.S., September 15, 2020. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Democratic U.S. vice presidential nominee Senator Kamala Harris meets with California Governor Gavin Newsom at the site of the Creek Fire in Auberry, California, U.S., September 15, 2020. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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The Bobcat Fire burns near Mount Wilson Observatory in Los Angeles, California, September 14. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

The Bobcat Fire burns near Mount Wilson Observatory in Los Angeles, California, September 14. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

The Bobcat Fire burns near Mount Wilson Observatory in Los Angeles, California, September 14. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Red fire retardant blankets burned residences and vehicles in the aftermath of the Almeda fire in Talent, Oregon, September 14. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Red fire retardant blankets burned residences and vehicles in the aftermath of the Almeda fire in Talent, Oregon, September 14. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Red fire retardant blankets burned residences and vehicles in the aftermath of the Almeda fire in Talent, Oregon, September 14. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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Firefighters watch the Bobcat Fire as they stand next to a backyard pool after an evacuation was ordered for the residents of Arcadia, California, September 13. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Firefighters watch the Bobcat Fire as they stand next to a backyard pool after an evacuation was ordered for the residents of Arcadia, California, September 13. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Firefighters watch the Bobcat Fire as they stand next to a backyard pool after an evacuation was ordered for the residents of Arcadia, California, September 13. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Red fire retardant blankets burned residences, vehicles and a swimming pool in the aftermath of the Almeda fire in Talent, Oregon, September 13.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Red fire retardant blankets burned residences, vehicles and a swimming pool in the aftermath of the Almeda fire in Talent, Oregon, September 13.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Red fire retardant blankets burned residences, vehicles and a swimming pool in the aftermath of the Almeda fire in Talent, Oregon, September 13.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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The remains of a fire damaged hotel sits in the aftermath of the Beachie Creek fire in Gates, Oregon, September 14, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

The remains of a fire damaged hotel sits in the aftermath of the Beachie Creek fire in Gates, Oregon, September 14, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

The remains of a fire damaged hotel sits in the aftermath of the Beachie Creek fire in Gates, Oregon, September 14, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Downtown San Francisco is seen from Dolores Park under an orange sky darkened by smoke from California wildfires, September 9. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Downtown San Francisco is seen from Dolores Park under an orange sky darkened by smoke from California wildfires, September 9. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Downtown San Francisco is seen from Dolores Park under an orange sky darkened by smoke from California wildfires, September 9. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Water and food for missing pets are seen on the sidewalk as a couple searches for possessions through the ashes of their gutted home in the aftermath of the Almeda fire in Talent, Oregon, September 14, 2020. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Water and food for missing pets are seen on the sidewalk as a couple searches for possessions through the ashes of their gutted home in the aftermath of the Almeda fire in Talent, Oregon, September 14, 2020. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Water and food for missing pets are seen on the sidewalk as a couple searches for possessions through the ashes of their gutted home in the aftermath of the Almeda fire in Talent, Oregon, September 14, 2020. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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A saved home stands next door to the remains of Sandra Stone's family cabin, which was destroyed by the CZU Lightning Complex fire, in Brookdale, California, September 15. REUTERS/Nathan Frandino

A saved home stands next door to the remains of Sandra Stone's family cabin, which was destroyed by the CZU Lightning Complex fire, in Brookdale, California, September 15. REUTERS/Nathan Frandino

A saved home stands next door to the remains of Sandra Stone's family cabin, which was destroyed by the CZU Lightning Complex fire, in Brookdale, California, September 15. REUTERS/Nathan Frandino
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Fire is seen in Salem City, Oregon, September 8.   ZAK STONE/via REUTERS

Fire is seen in Salem City, Oregon, September 8. ZAK STONE/via REUTERS

Fire is seen in Salem City, Oregon, September 8. ZAK STONE/via REUTERS
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Charred debris from the Berry Creek Elementary school is seen after the Bear Fire raged through Berry Creek, California, September 9. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

Charred debris from the Berry Creek Elementary school is seen after the Bear Fire raged through Berry Creek, California, September 9. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

Charred debris from the Berry Creek Elementary school is seen after the Bear Fire raged through Berry Creek, California, September 9. REUTERS/Fred Greaves
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A view of Oracle Park before the game between the San Francisco Giants and Seattle Mariners at Oracle Park in San Francisco, September 9.   



   Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports  

A view of Oracle Park before the game between the San Francisco Giants and Seattle Mariners at Oracle Park in San Francisco, September 9. Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports  

A view of Oracle Park before the game between the San Francisco Giants and Seattle Mariners at Oracle Park in San Francisco, September 9. Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports  
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Vehicles lie damaged in the aftermath of the Obenchain Fire in Eagle Point, Oregon, September 11. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Vehicles lie damaged in the aftermath of the Obenchain Fire in Eagle Point, Oregon, September 11. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Vehicles lie damaged in the aftermath of the Obenchain Fire in Eagle Point, Oregon, September 11. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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Bobcat fire approaches Sierra Madre and Arcadia communities in California, September 13.  John Mirabella via REUTERS  

Bobcat fire approaches Sierra Madre and Arcadia communities in California, September 13.  John Mirabella via REUTERS  

Bobcat fire approaches Sierra Madre and Arcadia communities in California, September 13.  John Mirabella via REUTERS  
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A search and rescue team, surrounded by red fire retardant, look for victims under burned residences and vehicles in the aftermath of the Almeda fire in Talent, Oregon, September 13. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

A search and rescue team, surrounded by red fire retardant, look for victims under burned residences and vehicles in the aftermath of the Almeda fire in Talent, Oregon, September 13. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

A search and rescue team, surrounded by red fire retardant, look for victims under burned residences and vehicles in the aftermath of the Almeda fire in Talent, Oregon, September 13. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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Flames appear on a hillside during the Elkhorn Fire near Red Bluff, California, August 31, 2020.  Matthew McFarland/Unified Fire Authority/Handout via REUTERS

Flames appear on a hillside during the Elkhorn Fire near Red Bluff, California, August 31, 2020.  Matthew McFarland/Unified Fire Authority/Handout via REUTERS

Flames appear on a hillside during the Elkhorn Fire near Red Bluff, California, August 31, 2020.  Matthew McFarland/Unified Fire Authority/Handout via REUTERS
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A firefighter carries hoses during the Elkhorn Fire near Red Bluff, California, August 29, 2020. Matthew McFarland/Unified Fire Authority/Handout via REUTERS

A firefighter carries hoses during the Elkhorn Fire near Red Bluff, California, August 29, 2020. Matthew McFarland/Unified Fire Authority/Handout via REUTERS

A firefighter carries hoses during the Elkhorn Fire near Red Bluff, California, August 29, 2020. Matthew McFarland/Unified Fire Authority/Handout via REUTERS
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Burnt trees are silhouetted during the Elkhorn Fire near Red Bluff, California, September 2, 2020.  Matthew McFarland/Unified Fire Authority/Handout via REUTERS

Burnt trees are silhouetted during the Elkhorn Fire near Red Bluff, California, September 2, 2020.  Matthew McFarland/Unified Fire Authority/Handout via REUTERS

Burnt trees are silhouetted during the Elkhorn Fire near Red Bluff, California, September 2, 2020.  Matthew McFarland/Unified Fire Authority/Handout via REUTERS
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A firefighter walks along a hillside covered with flame retardant during the Elkhorn Fire near Red Bluff, California, August 29, 2020.  Matthew McFarland/Unified Fire Authority/Handout via REUTERS

A firefighter walks along a hillside covered with flame retardant during the Elkhorn Fire near Red Bluff, California, August 29, 2020.  Matthew McFarland/Unified Fire Authority/Handout via REUTERS

A firefighter walks along a hillside covered with flame retardant during the Elkhorn Fire near Red Bluff, California, August 29, 2020.  Matthew McFarland/Unified Fire Authority/Handout via REUTERS
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A parking lot and drain are seen blanketed by red fire retardant in the aftermath of the Almeda fire in Talent, Oregon, September 14.   REUTERS/Adrees Latif  

A parking lot and drain are seen blanketed by red fire retardant in the aftermath of the Almeda fire in Talent, Oregon, September 14. REUTERS/Adrees Latif  

A parking lot and drain are seen blanketed by red fire retardant in the aftermath of the Almeda fire in Talent, Oregon, September 14. REUTERS/Adrees Latif  
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Fire burns on the remains of fire damaged trees as smoke billows in the aftermath of the Beachie Creek fire near Detroit, Oregon, September 14. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Fire burns on the remains of fire damaged trees as smoke billows in the aftermath of the Beachie Creek fire near Detroit, Oregon, September 14. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Fire burns on the remains of fire damaged trees as smoke billows in the aftermath of the Beachie Creek fire near Detroit, Oregon, September 14. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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A search and rescue team from Salt Lake City, Utah, gather to look for victims through gutted homes in the aftermath of the Almeda fire in Talent, Oregon, September 13.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif

A search and rescue team from Salt Lake City, Utah, gather to look for victims through gutted homes in the aftermath of the Almeda fire in Talent, Oregon, September 13.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif

A search and rescue team from Salt Lake City, Utah, gather to look for victims through gutted homes in the aftermath of the Almeda fire in Talent, Oregon, September 13.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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Melted aluminum from the engine of a burnt car is seen after the Bear Fire burned through Berry Creek, California, September 9. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

Melted aluminum from the engine of a burnt car is seen after the Bear Fire burned through Berry Creek, California, September 9. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

Melted aluminum from the engine of a burnt car is seen after the Bear Fire burned through Berry Creek, California, September 9. REUTERS/Fred Greaves
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Hansel Valentine, 24, inspects the remains of the burnt down property of her relatives, as the wildfire continues in Estacada, Oregon, September 13. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton  

Hansel Valentine, 24, inspects the remains of the burnt down property of her relatives, as the wildfire continues in Estacada, Oregon, September 13. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton  

Hansel Valentine, 24, inspects the remains of the burnt down property of her relatives, as the wildfire continues in Estacada, Oregon, September 13. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton  
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Red sky and thick smoke are seen in Salem City, Oregon, September 8.    ZAK STONE/via REUTERS

Red sky and thick smoke are seen in Salem City, Oregon, September 8. ZAK STONE/via REUTERS

Red sky and thick smoke are seen in Salem City, Oregon, September 8. ZAK STONE/via REUTERS
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Bowls containing food and water are seen left by owners for their missing pets amid homes gutted by the Almeda fire in Talent, Oregon, September 12. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Bowls containing food and water are seen left by owners for their missing pets amid homes gutted by the Almeda fire in Talent, Oregon, September 12. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Bowls containing food and water are seen left by owners for their missing pets amid homes gutted by the Almeda fire in Talent, Oregon, September 12. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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A swing and a charred vehicle are seen after the Bear Fire burned through Berry Creek, California, September 9.  
 REUTERS/Fred Greaves

A swing and a charred vehicle are seen after the Bear Fire burned through Berry Creek, California, September 9. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

A swing and a charred vehicle are seen after the Bear Fire burned through Berry Creek, California, September 9. REUTERS/Fred Greaves
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The remains of a fire damaged automobile and a motel sit in the aftermath of the Beachie Creek fire in Detroit, Oregon, September 14. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

The remains of a fire damaged automobile and a motel sit in the aftermath of the Beachie Creek fire in Detroit, Oregon, September 14. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

The remains of a fire damaged automobile and a motel sit in the aftermath of the Beachie Creek fire in Detroit, Oregon, September 14. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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A cat is seen walking around a neighborhood after wildfires destroyed an area of Phoenix, Oregon, September 10. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A cat is seen walking around a neighborhood after wildfires destroyed an area of Phoenix, Oregon, September 10. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A cat is seen walking around a neighborhood after wildfires destroyed an area of Phoenix, Oregon, September 10. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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Security officials survey the Bear Lakes Estates neighborhood which was left devastated by the Almeda fire in Phoenix, Oregon, September 9. REUTERS/Adrees Latif  

Security officials survey the Bear Lakes Estates neighborhood which was left devastated by the Almeda fire in Phoenix, Oregon, September 9. REUTERS/Adrees Latif  

Security officials survey the Bear Lakes Estates neighborhood which was left devastated by the Almeda fire in Phoenix, Oregon, September 9. REUTERS/Adrees Latif  
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Flames from the Bobcat Fire are pictured after an evacuation was ordered for the residents of Arcadia, California, September 13. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon

Flames from the Bobcat Fire are pictured after an evacuation was ordered for the residents of Arcadia, California, September 13. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon

Flames from the Bobcat Fire are pictured after an evacuation was ordered for the residents of Arcadia, California, September 13. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
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Tracy Koa puts her hands together in gratitude as she and her partner David Tanksley arrive to find their home gutted by the Almeda fire in Talent, Oregon, September 12. “We lost everything but at least we have our family. Thank God we left when we did,” Koa said.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Tracy Koa puts her hands together in gratitude as she and her partner David Tanksley arrive to find their home gutted by the Almeda fire in Talent, Oregon, September 12. “We lost everything but at least we have our family. Thank God we left when we...more

Tracy Koa puts her hands together in gratitude as she and her partner David Tanksley arrive to find their home gutted by the Almeda fire in Talent, Oregon, September 12. “We lost everything but at least we have our family. Thank God we left when we did,” Koa said.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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A search and rescue team, surrounded by red fire retardant, look for victims under burned residences and vehicles in the aftermath of the Almeda fire in Talent, Oregon, September 13.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif  

A search and rescue team, surrounded by red fire retardant, look for victims under burned residences and vehicles in the aftermath of the Almeda fire in Talent, Oregon, September 13.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif  

A search and rescue team, surrounded by red fire retardant, look for victims under burned residences and vehicles in the aftermath of the Almeda fire in Talent, Oregon, September 13.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif  
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The Webber family searches for belongings through their home, which was gutted by the Almeda fire, in Talent, Oregon, September 13.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif

The Webber family searches for belongings through their home, which was gutted by the Almeda fire, in Talent, Oregon, September 13.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif

The Webber family searches for belongings through their home, which was gutted by the Almeda fire, in Talent, Oregon, September 13.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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Visitors are seen in Dolores Park under an orange sky darkened by smoke from California wildfires in San Francisco, September 9. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Visitors are seen in Dolores Park under an orange sky darkened by smoke from California wildfires in San Francisco, September 9. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Visitors are seen in Dolores Park under an orange sky darkened by smoke from California wildfires in San Francisco, September 9. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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The remains of Berry Creek Elementary school continue to burn after the Bear Fire raged through Berry Creek, California, September 9. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

The remains of Berry Creek Elementary school continue to burn after the Bear Fire raged through Berry Creek, California, September 9. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

The remains of Berry Creek Elementary school continue to burn after the Bear Fire raged through Berry Creek, California, September 9. REUTERS/Fred Greaves
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Dane Valentine, 28, inspects the remains of the burnt down property of his relatives, as the wildfire continues in Estacada, Oregon, September 13. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Dane Valentine, 28, inspects the remains of the burnt down property of his relatives, as the wildfire continues in Estacada, Oregon, September 13. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Dane Valentine, 28, inspects the remains of the burnt down property of his relatives, as the wildfire continues in Estacada, Oregon, September 13. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Bryan Alvarez holds a sign for oncoming traffic as utility workers repair power lines in the aftermath of the Obenchain Fire in Eagle Point, Oregon, September 11.  
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Bryan Alvarez holds a sign for oncoming traffic as utility workers repair power lines in the aftermath of the Obenchain Fire in Eagle Point, Oregon, September 11. REUTERS/Adrees Latif    

Bryan Alvarez holds a sign for oncoming traffic as utility workers repair power lines in the aftermath of the Obenchain Fire in Eagle Point, Oregon, September 11. REUTERS/Adrees Latif    
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A man walks through a street in the town where about 10,000 residents were evacuated as the fire continues, in Molalla, Oregon, September 11. REUTERS/Carlos Barria    

A man walks through a street in the town where about 10,000 residents were evacuated as the fire continues, in Molalla, Oregon, September 11. REUTERS/Carlos Barria    

A man walks through a street in the town where about 10,000 residents were evacuated as the fire continues, in Molalla, Oregon, September 11. REUTERS/Carlos Barria    
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Three years old Ashley looks on her burned bicycle after wildfires destroyed a neighborhood in Bear Creek, Phoenix, Oregon, September 10. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Three years old Ashley looks on her burned bicycle after wildfires destroyed a neighborhood in Bear Creek, Phoenix, Oregon, September 10. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Three years old Ashley looks on her burned bicycle after wildfires destroyed a neighborhood in Bear Creek, Phoenix, Oregon, September 10. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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Thick smoke is seen above Salem City, Oregon, September 8.    ZAK STONE/via REUTERS

Thick smoke is seen above Salem City, Oregon, September 8. ZAK STONE/via REUTERS

Thick smoke is seen above Salem City, Oregon, September 8. ZAK STONE/via REUTERS
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The Bay Bridge is seen under an orange sky darkened by the smoke from California wildfires in San Francisco, September 9. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

The Bay Bridge is seen under an orange sky darkened by the smoke from California wildfires in San Francisco, September 9. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

The Bay Bridge is seen under an orange sky darkened by the smoke from California wildfires in San Francisco, September 9. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Houses and vehicles in the Bear Lakes Estates neighborhood which were left devastated by the Almeda fire are seen in Phoenix, Oregon, September 9. REUTERS/Adrees Latif  

Houses and vehicles in the Bear Lakes Estates neighborhood which were left devastated by the Almeda fire are seen in Phoenix, Oregon, September 9. REUTERS/Adrees Latif  

Houses and vehicles in the Bear Lakes Estates neighborhood which were left devastated by the Almeda fire are seen in Phoenix, Oregon, September 9. REUTERS/Adrees Latif  
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A man inspects a neighbourhood after wildfires destroyed an area of Phoenix, Oregon, September 10.  
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A man inspects a neighbourhood after wildfires destroyed an area of Phoenix, Oregon, September 10. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A man inspects a neighbourhood after wildfires destroyed an area of Phoenix, Oregon, September 10. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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The San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge is seen under a smoke filled sky from various California wildfires in San Francisco, September 10. REUTERS/Stephen Lam  

The San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge is seen under a smoke filled sky from various California wildfires in San Francisco, September 10. REUTERS/Stephen Lam  

The San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge is seen under a smoke filled sky from various California wildfires in San Francisco, September 10. REUTERS/Stephen Lam  
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A man walks along the Redwood highway by the Pacific Ocean coast as smoke from wildfires covers an area near Orick, California, September 9.    REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A man walks along the Redwood highway by the Pacific Ocean coast as smoke from wildfires covers an area near Orick, California, September 9. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A man walks along the Redwood highway by the Pacific Ocean coast as smoke from wildfires covers an area near Orick, California, September 9. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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India this week

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Photos of the month: October

Our top photos from October 2020.

Strong earthquake collapses buildings in Turkey

Strong earthquake collapses buildings in Turkey

A strong earthquake struck the Aegean Sea and was felt in both Greece and Turkey, where some buildings collapsed in the coastal province of Izmir.

Faces from the coronavirus frontlines

Faces from the coronavirus frontlines

Exhaustion, fear and hope on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.

Kenya braces for second COVID-19 wave

Kenya braces for second COVID-19 wave

COVID-19 cases in Kenya have increased by 45% per week on average over the past four weeks as the country braces for a second coronavirus wave.

Our world re-engineered for social distancing

Our world re-engineered for social distancing

From movies to haircuts, the ways our lives have changed amid the COVID outbreak.

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Top Photos of the Day

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Signs of the times: Voters share their 2020 election views

Signs of the times: Voters share their 2020 election views

Americans voice their electoral opinions with signs as campaigning for the 2020 presidential election enters the home stretch.

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