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Flooding In Southern Russia

Russia is holding a day of national mourning for victims of the devastating floods in the south of the country. The death toll in the Krasnodar region now stands at 171. Some 5,000 homes have been flooded, most in Krymsk, the worst-hit town in the Black Sea resort region.

An icon hangs on the wall with dirt from the floodwaters marking it, in the town of Krymsk in the Krasnodar region.
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An icon hangs on the wall with dirt from the floodwaters marking it, in the town of Krymsk in the Krasnodar region.

Flooding hits the town of Gelendzhik, where two months of rain is reported to have fallen in 24 hours.
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Flooding hits the town of Gelendzhik, where two months of rain is reported to have fallen in 24 hours.

Locals inspect their flooded house in the southern Russian town of Krymsk on July 8.
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Locals inspect their flooded house in the southern Russian town of Krymsk on July 8.

A local resident looks at the debris of a house damaged by floods in the town of Krymsk.
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A local resident looks at the debris of a house damaged by floods in the town of Krymsk.

Flooding in Gelendzhik
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Flooding in Gelendzhik

Bodies of floods victims are transported from a local mortuary to a truck in the town of Krymsk on July 8.
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Bodies of floods victims are transported from a local mortuary to a truck in the town of Krymsk on July 8.

A local resident passes by a damaged car stuck in a flooded street in Krymsk.
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A local resident passes by a damaged car stuck in a flooded street in Krymsk.

A flooded street in Krymsk
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A flooded street in Krymsk

A local resident walks in mud from the floods in the town of Krymsk past a sign reading  "Everyone has escaped (found salvation)."
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A local resident walks in mud from the floods in the town of Krymsk past a sign reading  "Everyone has escaped (found salvation)."

Friends and relatives cry next to the body of a victim of flooding in the village of Moldavskoe, 5 kilometers from Krymsk, on July 8.
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Friends and relatives cry next to the body of a victim of flooding in the village of Moldavskoe, 5 kilometers from Krymsk, on July 8.

Women mourn at the grave of a flood victim at Krymsk's cemetery on July 9.
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Women mourn at the grave of a flood victim at Krymsk's cemetery on July 9.

Grieving for a flood victim at a funeral ceremony at Krymsk's central cemetery on July 9.
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Grieving for a flood victim at a funeral ceremony at Krymsk's central cemetery on July 9.

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