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El Nino Effect

Fisherman Gabriel Barreto stands on the shore of the Magdalena river, the longest and most important river in Colombia, in the city of Honda, January 14, 2016. While flooding and intense rain wreak havoc on several countries in Latin America, El Nino has brought severe drought to Colombia. 
Dams containing small amounts of water can be seen in a drought affected farming area located west of Melbourne in Australia. Indications are emerging that the current El Nino weather pattern could be easing, after causing drought and other extreme weather affecting millions of people. The ongoing El Nino has already been linked to serious crop damage, forest fires and flash floods. An El Nino, a warming of sea-surface temperatures in the Pacific, typically leads to scorching weather across Asia and East Africa, but heavy rains and floods in South America.
Farmers chat near dried maize at a field in Wesselsbron, a small maize farming town in the Free State province of South Africa. About 14 million people face hunger in Southern Africa because of a drought that has been exacerbated by El Nino, says the United Nations World Food Programme.
Wind damage by a possible tornado is seen at a commercial building after an El Nino-strengthened storm in Vernon, California.
Morning commuter traffic travels through a section of ground fog following an El Nino-strengthened storm in Solana Beach, California.
A worker wades through the flooded 5 freeway after an El Nino-strengthened storm brought rain to Los Angeles. 
A California Highway Patrol officer gestures at motorists after rocks and debris fell on Malibu Canyon Road following a El-Nino strengthened storm.
A man sits near houses partially submerged in flood waters in Asuncion, December 27, 2015. More than 100,000 people had to evacuate from their homes in the bordering areas of Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina due to severe flooding in the wake of heavy summer rains brought on by El Nino.
Fresh snow clings to trees near Big Bend, California.
A farmer inspects the soil ahead of planting at a maize field in Wesselsbron, a small maize farming town in the Free State province of South Africa.
A driver climbs out of a window of his car after driving onto a flooded road in Van Nuys, California.

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