An image of the catastrophic reality of the force that comes with earthquakes. This photo, from the October Kashmir Earthquake, shows a building toppled completely to its side and the tragic rescue efforts that ensued.
A road is engulfed by water and rocks after a landslide on June 2012 in Wenzhou, China. Heavy rainstorms hit east China's Zhejiang province on Monday, causing flooding in low-lying areas across the region.
During the Hadean Eon volcanoes played an integral part in the formation of the Earth. Even today volcanoes play a key role in the Earth's continued renewal of itself. Children and adults alike, it seems, are fascinated by these fountains of living.
Weather pictures of the year 2011: lightning, auroras, snow and ice