Flooding in Colorado and Mexico has produced images so similar, yet so different. Torrential rainfalls, days apart, caused widespread flooding that destroyed property and took lives in both places — with Mexico taking hits on both its Gulf and Pacific coasts by Hurricane Ingrid and tropical depression Manuel. In many ways, natural disasters are the great equalizers, with no mind to cultural or political boundaries.
(Left) September 13, 2013. Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Michael Ciaglo/Colorado Springs Gazette/MCT) (Right) September 17, 2013. Acapulco, Guerrero state, Mexico. (Pedro Pardo/AFP/Getty Images)