Striking images of what has been revealed by droughts across the globe – in pictures

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A major heatwave across Europe has caused rivers and lakes to dry up, revealing objects not seen in decades.

In Spain, ancient settlements from Dolmen of Guadalperal - dubbed the Spanish Stonehenge - to a Roman camp on the River Limia have emerged.

Elsewhere, the dried-out River Po in Italy has uncovered ordnance from the Second World War and on the Danube in Hungary a shipwreck from the same period.

In the Americas, severe drought over several years has seen some stretches of water reach record lows. At Lake Mead, the reservoir created by the Hoover Dam, sunken boats, tyres and at least five bodies have been discovered.

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Moscow claimed it hit the largest military fuel storage facility in Ukraine, triggering a huge fireball at the site.

A plume of black smoke rose from a fuel storage facility in the village of Kalynivka outside Kyiv on Friday after Russia said it had destroyed the military site with Kalibr cruise missiles.

"On the evening of March 24, Kalibr high-precision sea-based cruise missiles attacked a fuel base in the village of Kalynivka near Kyiv," the Russian defence ministry said in a statement.

Ukraine confirmed the strike, saying the village some 40 kilometres south-west of Kyiv was targeted.

Updated: August 19, 2022, 12:07 PM