This week was marked by extreme weather across the world. Severe storms hit the U.S. Northeast, leaving two dead and over 100,000 without power in three states. The storms also produced a tornado that caused damage in Elmira, New York, reported Reuters.

In China, storms hit Beijing and reportedly killed at least 77 people. According to AP, coverage of the disaster has been censored, with media focusing on "positive aspects of the storm, such as rescue efforts, heroic civilian acts and sacrifices by uniformed officials."

"The Colbert Report" host Stephen Colbert recently addressed the drought currently plaguing much of the U.S., noting that this summer's record heat "has caused a drought that rivals those of the 1930s Dust Bowl."

In weirder weather news, the dry conditions in the U.S. mean that business is booming for turf painters. Homeowners have been hiring companies to paint their lawns with "a non-toxic, environmentally friendly turf dye that ... is commonly used on golf courses and athletic fields to give them a lusher appearance," according to AP.

Below, find images of extreme weather taken around the world this week.

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  • A row of broken power lines reveal the path that a tornado took after it struck Elmira N.Y., Thursday, July 26, 2012. Power lines and trees were toppled and hospitals were placed on disaster alert but there were no immediate reports of injuries after a possible tornado hit the city of Elmira Thursday afternoon, Chemung County Office of Fire and Emergency Management spokeswoman Karen Miner said. (AP Photo/Heather Ainsworth)

  • TIANJIN, CHINA - JULY 26: Traffic policemen direct traffic in a flooded street on July 26, 2012 in Tianjin, China. Torrential rainfall hit Tianjin from Wednesday afternoon to Thursday, causing flooding in low-lying areas across the region. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)

  • Roman Stanley, 16, surveys the damage done to his Ford Mustang after a tree fell on three vehicles at the corner of West Ruffin Street and North Fourth Street in Mebane, N.C. Friday, July 27, 2012. Strong storms swept through the region downing many trees and causing estensive damage to vehicles and homes. (AP Photo/Burlington Times-News, Scott Muthersbaugh)

  • I felled tree lies on the ground Tuesday, July 24, 2012 in Arlington Heights, Ill. on Tuesday, July 24, 2012. Tens of thousands of people in northern Illinois were without electricity hours after a fast-moving thunderstorm downed trees and severed power lines. (AP Photo/Daily Herald, Mark Welsh)

  • TIANJIN, CHINA - JULY 26: Vehicles run along a flooded street on July 26, 2012 in Tianjin, China. Torrential rainfall hit Tianjin from Wednesday afternoon to Thursday, causing flooding in low-lying areas across the region. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)

  • OLMSTED, IL - JULY 26: A corn plant grows in a field parched by drought on July 26, 2012 near Olmsted, Illinois. The field, farmed by Kevin Ulrich, was one of several in the drought stricken region of Southern Illinois that were visited by officials from the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farm and Foreign Agriculture Services (FFAS) department and Farm Service Agency (FSA). Seventy percent of Illinois, the nation's number two corn producing state, is classified as experiencing some level of drought. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

  • In this Tuesday July 24, 2012 photo, vehicles damaged in a flood pile up off road in Yesanpo Scenic Zone, a resort near the capital Beijing, in Laishui county, in northern China's Hebei province. The People┬'s Daily newspaper says Beijing┬'s mayor and a vice mayor have resigned in what is likely a routine reshuffling but which comes amid public questioning of the government┬'s handling of rainstorms that left at least 37 dead in the capital. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT

  • Clouds gather over apartment buildings ahead of a thunderstorm on the east side of Manhattan July 26, 2012 in New York. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA

  • In this photo taken on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, People look at the houses damaged by floods in Fangshan district in Beijing, China. Chinese authorities on Thursday raised Beijing storm's death toll to 77 after the public questioned the days-old tally of 37, with some residents even compiling their own totals in a reflection of deep mistrust of the government's handling of the disaster. (AP Photo)

  • A thunderstorm rolls into the Brooklyn borough of New York on Thursday, July 26, 2012. An outbreak of severe thunderstorms including widespread damaging winds are sweeping over parts of New York with tornado warnings. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

  • Collapsed scaffolding caused by typhoon Vicente hang from a residential building in Hong Kong Tuesday, July 24, 2012. The strongest typhoon to hit Hong Kong in 13 years swirled into southern China as a tropical storm Tuesday, still potent enough for mainland authorities to order the evacuation of tens of thousands of people and warn residents of possible flooding. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

  • A taxi driver, right, and his passenger stand after the taxi was trapped in floodwaters in Tianjin, China Thursday, July 26, 2012. Residents impatient for official updates compiled their own death tolls Thursday for last weekend's massive flooding in Beijing and snapped up survival gear following new forecasts of rain, reflecting deep mistrust of the government's handling of the disaster. (AP Photo)

  • Bystanders survey the damage done to a vehicle after a power pole fell on on it on Ninth Street in Mebane, N.C. Friday, July 27, 2012. Strong storms swept through the region downing many trees and causing extensive damage to vehicles and homes. (AP Photo/Burlington Times-News, Scott Muthersbaugh)

  • New York Weather

    People work en masse to break-up felled trees and free cars underneath them in Elmira N.Y., after a severe storm in the area, Thursday, July 26, 2012. Power lines and trees were toppled and hospitals were placed on disaster alert but there were no immediate reports of injuries after a possible tornado hit the city of Elmira Thursday afternoon, Chemung County Office of Fire and Emergency Management spokeswoman Karen Miner said. (AP photos/Heather Ainsworth)

  • A man walks through the aftermath of a tornado that struck in Elmira, N.Y., Thursday, July 26, 2012. Power lines and trees were toppled and hospitals were placed on disaster alert but there were no immediate reports of injuries after a possible tornado hit the city of Elmira Thursday afternoon, Chemung County Office of Fire and Emergency Management spokeswoman Karen Miner said. (AP Photo/Heather Ainsworth)

  • In this photo taken on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, debris is scattered around flood damaged houses in Fangshan district in Beijing, China. Chinese authorities on Thursday raised Beijing storm's death toll to 77 after the public questioned the days-old tally of 37, with some residents even compiling their own totals in a reflection of deep mistrust of the government's handling of the disaster. (AP Photo)

  • In this Saturday, July 21, 2012 photo, people watch as rescuers search for victims near a flooded underpass after heavy rains in Beijing. Residents impatient for official updates compiled their own death tolls Thursday, July 26, 2012, for last weekend's massive flooding in Beijing and snapped up survival gear following new forecasts of rain, reflecting deep mistrust of the government's handling of the disaster. (AP Photo)

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