Year in Pictures: 2013 News

Image: Smethwick recycling factory fire
West Midland firefighters tackle a large blaze at a recycling plant called J & A Young, Dartmouth Road, Smethwick, central England on July 1, 2013. Reports state that more than 150 firefighters and 35 fire appliances are still tackling the blaze involving 100,000 tonnes of plastic recycling material sending a plume of smoke is rising 6,000ft into the air.JOHN MCCNAUGHTON / WEST MIDLANDS / EPA

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