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Far left: courtesy of Department of Agriculture/Agricultural Research Service. Photograph by Scott Bauer.

Middle left: Borden, K., and S. Cutter. 2008. Spatial patterns of natural hazards mortality in the United States. International Journal of Health Geographics 7 (1):64.

Middle right: Courtesy of DOE/NREL; Credit - Sandia National Laboratories.

Far right: Courtesy of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Department of Commerce. Photograph by Commander John Bortniak, NOAA Corps, August 1991.

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