April 29, 2011 Natural disasters are no respecters of political parties or any of the other numerous ways humans use to separate themselves from each other. That seems to get largely ignored until calamities strike. Then, state officials who usually pan feds as intrusive welcome help from Washington.
A Pakistani man and boy, displaced by floods, walk through flood waters on Aug. 22, 2010 in the village of Baseera near Muzaffargarh in Punjab, Pakistan.
Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images
February 19, 2011 For six weeks photographer Daniel Berehulak relentlessly covered the 2010 floods in Pakistan, revealing the immense suffering endured by millions of Pakistanis.
Cars sit in debris in a flooded street in Teresopolis, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, on Wednesday (Jan. 12, 2011).
January 13, 2011 Many more people are missing, local news media report. Driving rains sent earth sliding down mountains into towns in the south-eastern part of the country.
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