Japan Self Defense soldiers and firefighters conduct rescue operations on September 28, 2014. (Reuters/Kyodo)
A temple stands amid the waters of the overflowing river Tawi during heavy rains in Jammu, Kashmir Valley, on September 6, 2014
'An aerial view shows the site of Friday's landslide that buried Abi Barik village in Badakhshan province, northeastern Afghanistan, on May 5, 2014. Afghan officials said they plan to build new houses for hundreds of families made homeless by a landslide that entombed a northeastern village and killed at least 300 people, perhaps as many as 2,700.' Wakil Kohsar
Colorado Heli-Ops, Dennis Pierce
'An aerial picture shows the view of Minxian after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit the county in Gansu province, on July 22, 2013’
Fires in Lake Hughes California 2013 by David McNew
'Aerial view of the Elbe River that has flooded fields next to the city of Elster, Germany, on June 5, 2013.' Patrick Pleul
'Shipping containers, partly immersed in water at the flooded harbor in Riesa in the federal state of Saxony after the Elbe River broke through its banks, on June 5, 2013.' Thomas Peter
Flooding Across Central Europe
‘Emergency crews pump water at a dam along the flooded Danube River near the village of Deggendorf, Germany, on June 6, 2013’ Christof Stache
Damaged banana plantation, Montevista township, Compostela Valley, on December 8, 2012.
AP Photo/Bullit Marquez Typhoon Bopha
Debris made up toppled trees and crops in the aftermath of Typhoon Bopha in the southern Philippines, on December 7, 2012.