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    • In this January 10, 2005 photo, an elephant which belongs to forest ministry removes debris in Banda Aceh, Indonesia.
    • The damage from hurricane Katrina near New Orleans is seen from Air Force One. In 2005 hurricane Katrina, the largest and third strongest hurricane ever recorded to make landfall in the US, left 1,300 people dead.
    • A large statue of Buddha sits in water at a temple that was heavily damaged by cyclone Nargis, that hit Myanmar in 2008 and left at least 140,000 people dead or missing.
    • In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, rescuers inspect a crack at Fengshou reservoir dam, caused by Monday's 7.9 magnitude earthquake in Anxian County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, in May 2008.
    • A Chilean UN peacekeeper works in the rubble of the Montana Hotel searching for victims of the earthquake in Port-au-Prince in 2010 after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, carrying away more than 220,000 lives.
    • A wallaby stands on a large round hay bail trapped by rising flood waters outside the town of Dalby in Queensland, Australia.
    • Japanese policemen search for bodies in the area devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Minamisoma, inside the 20-kilometer (12-mile) evacuation zone, in Fukushima Prefecture
    • A woman looks out of a window covered in frost on a bus in Bucharest, Romania, in February 2012
    • Filipino children play as houses damaged by Typhoon Haiyan are seen in the background in Marabut, Philippines in 2013.
    • Britain's Prince Charles, right, disembarks from his transport during the tour to visit the flood hit area in southwest England in 2014.
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    In this January 10, 2005 photo, an elephant which belongs to forest ministry removes debris in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. One of the deadliest natural disasters in world history: a tsunami, triggered by a massive earthquake off the Indonesian coast, leaving more than 230,000 people dead in 14 countries and causing about $10 billion in damage. Countries from Indonesia to India to Africa's east coast were hit, leaving shocking scenes of death and destruction.

    Aprill 22 marks Earth Day, the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. For years environmental groups around the world have been tackling consequences of man-made and natural disasters. We take a look at some of the worst natural crises of the 21st century.

    Aprill 22 marks Earth Day, the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Throughout the years environmental groups around the world have been tackling consequences of man-made and natural disasters. Here are some of the worst natural crises of the 21st century.

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