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Dec 5, 2017

Photos Of The Year 2017: Planet Earth

Photos Of The Year 2017: Planet Earth

She can be harsh, unrelenting and ruthless, but most of the time Earth is a beautiful place.
We really should be taking better care of her.

Photos Of The Year 2017: Planet Earth
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A villager is seen following an eruption of Mount Sinabung volcano, in Beganding Village, Karo, North Sumatra YT Haryono/REUTERS

Photos Of The Year 2017: Planet Earth
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Carving out Michelangelo's marble dream Alessandro Bianchi/REUTERS

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Cypresses are seen in a field in the world famous "Crete Senesi" (Siennese clays) in Val D' Orcia south Tuscany Stefano Rellandini/REUTERS

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Battling deforestation in the Amazon Bruno Kelly/REUTERS

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Snow-covered trees are seen at Lake Koenigssee Michael Dalder/REUTERS

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Thousands of wading birds form a murmuration as they fly onto dry sandbanks during the month's highest tide at The Wash estuary, near Snettisham in Norfolk Toby Melville/REUTERS

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The sky turns red over buildings in Canary Wharf as dust from the Sahara carried by storm Ophelia filters sunlight over London Reuters Staff/REUTERS

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A man sifts through rubbish in the Yamuna river in Delhi Cathal McNaughton/REUTERS

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Snow-covered chapel is seen in Tulfes Dominic Ebenbichler/REUTERS

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A dead whale is seen on the shore of Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro Pilar Olivares/REUTERS

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Men feed seagulls along the Yamuna river on a smoggy morning in New Delhi Saumya Khandelwal/REUTERS

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Italy's Mount Etna, Europe's tallest and most active volcano, spews lava as it erupts on the southern island of Sicily Antonio Parrinello/REUTERS

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Italy's Mount Etna, Europe's tallest and most active volcano, spews lava as it erupts on the southern island of Sicily Antonio Parrinello/REUTERS

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A machine works its way through the snow, clearing the road crossing the mountain Sognefjellet, in Krossbu Norsk Telegrambyra AS/REUTERS

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A boat sails during the sunset in the sea of Fortaleza Paulo Whitaker/REUTERS

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Brazil's new oil frontier threatens Amazon reef Ricardo Moraes/REUTERS

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A girl walks amidst a dust storm on the banks of the Ganges river in Allahabad Jitendra Prakash/REUTERS

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Residents and tourists enjoy the sea at Barra da Tijuca beach during a summer day in Rio de Janeiro Nacho Doce/REUTERS

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Brazil's race to save drought-hit city Ueslei Marcelino/REUTERS

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A woman pushes a pram as she walks over a frozen lake during sundown at the Pajulahti sports center near Lahti Kai Pfaffenbach/REUTERS

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Gale force winds blow back the waves at Church Rock on Broad Haven Beach in Pembrokeshire Rebecca Naden/REUTERS

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Smog is seen over the city during hazy weather in Tianjin, China, China Stringer Network/REUTERS

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Steam rises from chimneys of a heating power plant near a monument of Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin in Moscow Maxim Shemetov/REUTERS

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Wild horse border patrol Jim Urquhart/REUTERS

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A man climbs an artificial wall of ice in the city of Liberec David W Cerny/REUTERS

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Waves hit a train during heavy seas and high winds in Dawlish in south west Britain Toby Melville/REUTERS

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A long time exposure shows molten lava which flows from the Piton de la Fournaise, one of the world's most active volcanoes, on the French Indian Ocean Reunion Island GILLES ADT/REUTERS

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Mongolia's toxic smog Rentsendorj Bazarsukh/REUTERS

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Dying "Mother Ganges": holy river succumbs to pollution Danish Siddiqui/REUTERS

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A British Airways airplane flies near a rainbow on its way to Heathrow Airport in London, Britain Kevin Coombs/REUTERS

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Fireflies seeking mates light up in synchronised bursts inside a forest at Santa Clara sanctuary near the town of Nanacamilpa Edgard Garrido/REUTERS

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The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is seen over the sky near the village of Pallas (Muonio region) of Lapland Stringer ./REUTERS

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Autumn leaves are reflected in the water of Loch Faskally where a swan and ducks swim, Pitlochry Russell Cheyne/REUTERS

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Residents clear their cars and street of snow in Weehawken Eduardo Munoz/REUTERS

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Julia Lu, 5, and Amy Liu, 5, walk through a massive spring wildflower bloom caused by a wet winter in Lake Elsinore Lucy Nicholson/REUTERS

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A worker of the cavern of Poco Azul (Blue well) dives to search for tourist dropped belongings, ahead of World Water Day, in Bahia Pilar Olivares/REUTERS

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Deadly U.S. wildfires leave ranches in ruins Lucas Jackson/REUTERS

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