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An important historic event: For the first time a container ship sailed the Northern Sea Route through the Russian Arctic, traveling from China to Amsterdam. The journey, which began on August 15 and was completed on September 10, is only now possible due to high levels of Arctic sea ice melt that have occurred in the past several years.
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23 Sep 2013 12:57:00
The container ship MSC Fabiola (R) is seen docked at the Port of Oakland on March 22, 2012, in Oakland, California

“MSC Fabiola is a container ship owned by Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), the largest such vessel ever to dock in North America. In March 2012 the ship shifted from its initial Asia-to-Europe service to begin trans-Pacific service. On March 19, 2012, Fabiola docked at the Port of Long Beach, breaking earlier records for the largest container ship at a US port, and at any North American port”. – Wikipedia

Photo: The container ship MSC Fabiola (R) is seen docked at the Port of Oakland on March 22, 2012, in Oakland, California. The MSC Fabiola is the largest container ship ever to dock at any seaport in North America with an overall length of nearly one quarter mile long. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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23 Mar 2012 11:18:00
Workers clean empty cooking oil containers at a roadside recycling workshop in Kolkata, India, July 13, 2016. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)

Workers clean empty cooking oil containers at a roadside recycling workshop in Kolkata, India, July 13, 2016. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)
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18 Jul 2016 12:16:00


Florida Division of Forestry fire fighter, Tim Abramczyk, sprays foam on a hotspot that flared up as he works on containing a 50,316-acre brush fire on June 10, 2011 in West Dade, Florida. The fire started last weekend as South Florida continues to endure a dry start to the rainy season and drought conditions have begun to appear. The forestry division has the fire about 55 percent contained. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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11 Jun 2011 12:08:00
Young girls carry containers filled with drinking water beside the railway station in Agartala, India, April 20, 2016. (Photo by Jayanta Dey/Reuters)

Young girls carry containers filled with drinking water beside the railway station in Agartala, India, April 20, 2016. (Photo by Jayanta Dey/Reuters)
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25 Apr 2016 09:10:00
A helicopter drops water over a wildfire as a firefighter works to contain it in Benahavis, southern Spain, May 19, 2015. (Photo by Jon Nazca/Reuters)

A helicopter drops water over a wildfire as a firefighter works to contain it in Benahavis, southern Spain, May 19, 2015. (Photo by Jon Nazca/Reuters)
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20 May 2015 08:47:00
A man wearing a mask and dressed in a clown costume rides an electric tricycle while carrying a container in the shape of a rubber duck amid heavy smog in Beijing, China, December 29, 2015. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)

A man wearing a mask and dressed in a clown costume rides an electric tricycle while carrying a container in the shape of a rubber duck amid heavy smog in Beijing, China, December 29, 2015. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)
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12 Jan 2016 08:00:00
Savita, a street performer, helps her dog to balance on empty tin containers as they perform at a roadside in Ahmedabad September 7, 2014. (Photo by Amit Dave/Reuters)

Savita, a street performer, helps her dog to balance on empty tin containers as they perform at a roadside in Ahmedabad September 7, 2014. (Photo by Amit Dave/Reuters)
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31 Mar 2015 13:09:00