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People walk on the water as roads are flooded due to heavy rain in Dhaka, Bangladesh July 26, 2017. Image: REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

Talia Lakritz


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A man drives a motorcycle through sea water as high tide hits Muara Baru fishing port in Jakarta, Indonesia, December 5, 2017. Image: REUTERS/Beawiharta
People crowd a street at the central business district in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos ahead of Christmas December 23, 2016. Image: REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
Interstate highway 45 is submerged from the effects of Hurricane Harvey seen during widespread flooding in Houston, Texas, U.S. August 27, 2017. REUTERS/Richard Carson TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RC1BA1656450 Image: REUTERS/Richard Carson
Vehicles are seen at Kawran Bazar roundabout in Dhaka, Bangladesh, June 22, 2017. Image: REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain
Tourist walk in St.Mark's Square in Venice, Italy, April 2, 2019. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane Image: REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
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A levee gives way to high water in New Orleans, Louisiana, after hurricane Katrina struck on August 31, 2005. Hurricane Katrina strengthened into a rare top-ranked storm and barrelled into the vulnerable U.S. Gulf Coast for a second and more deadly assault on the Gulf Coast. Image: REUTERS/Marc Serota
Dredgers work to create new land in front of the Europort to create the Europort nr. 2 in Rotterdam September 1, 2009. With scientists predicting that sea levels will rise by about one metre (3.3 feet) this century, the Dutch are reversing centuries of tradition to create natural flood plains for rivers as well as rebuild mangrove swamps as buffers against the sea. Instead of raising dikes, the Dutch want to reclaim land and build public recreation areas that can absorb storm surges. Picture taken September 1, 2009. Image: REUTERS/Jerry Lampen
Egyptians crowd a public beach during a hot day in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, 230 km (143 miles) north of Cairo September 7, 2012. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh Image: REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
A general view of the cityscape and a port in Miami, Florida, U.S., June 21, 2019. Image: REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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