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IN PHOTOS: Vivid colours of our environment

August 07, 2013 08:26 IST

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We present a selection of the most striking imagery related to the environment from across the globe in the past month.

In this photograph, the snow-covered Popocatepetl volcano spews a cloud of steam into the air in Puebla, Mexico.

Mexican authorities raised the alert level for the Popocatepetl volcano last month after an increased level of explosive activity belched ash over Mexico City and pushed international airlines to suspend flights.

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Photographs: Imelda Medina/Reuters

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Rain is seen on a window of a ferry boat as it passes midtown Manhattan and the Empire State Building (centre) at sunset in New York.

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Photographs: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

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A worker rests on the roof of a building surrounded by sand as a result of desert encroachment at Ogrein Railway Station at the Red Sea State, Sudan.

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Photographs: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters

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A streak of lightning is seen above the skyline of Shanghai's financial district of Pudong.

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Photographs: Aly Song/Reuters

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Cows lie in grass in front of Hafelekar Mountains on a hot summer day in Innsbruck, Austria.

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Photographs: Dominic Ebenbichler/Reuters

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A river is seen flowing amongst sand dunes in the Tanami Desert located in Australia's Northern Territory.

The frontrunner to become Australia’s next prime minister, Tony Abbott, holds ambitious plans to develop the country's sparse and inhospitable north by 2030 to attract a new wave of mining investment and boost agricultural exports to Asia.

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Photographs: David Gray/Reuters

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Visitors ride camels as sun rises in Dunhuang, Gansu province, China.

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Photographs: Rooney Chen/Reuters

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The Sheldon Glacier with Mount Barre in the background, is seen from Ryder Bay near Rothera Research Station, Adelaide Island, Antarctica, in this NASA/British Antarctic Survey handout photo.

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Photographs: Reuters

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A monkey plays in a pond surrounded by carps at a wildlife park in Hefei, Anhui province, China.

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Photographs: Reuters

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A partially submerged statue of Lord Shiva stands amidst the flooded banks of the Ganga in Allahabad.

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Photographs: Jitendra Prakash/Reuters

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A fisherman squats on a boat to net fish on his fish farm covered by water hyacinths at a reservoir in Jinping county, Guizhou province, China.

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Photographs: Reuters

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A passenger jet is silhouetted against the moon as it flies over Shanghai.

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Photographs: Aly Song/Reuters

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A flame is seen on a burnt tree during a wildfire outside Cebreros, in northwestern Spain. More than 550 firefighters are working to contain the wildfire, which broke out on Saturday afternoon, according to regional officials.

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Photographs: Susana Vera/Reuters

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Water gushes through the Xiaolangdi Dam as flood is discharged on the Yellow River in Luoyang, Henan province, China.


Photographs: Carlf Zhang/Reuters

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