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Floods Across The Balkans

Thousands of people have fled their homes amid massive floods in Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Cleanup operations have begun in some areas, but others were braced for worse flooding as river levels continued to rise in the Serbian capital, Belgrade, and regions to the west. More than two dozen people have died in Bosnia, more than a dozen in Serbia, and at least one death was reported in Croatia.

An aerial view shows the town of Brcko in northern Bosnia-Herzegovina on May 18.
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An aerial view shows the town of Brcko in northern Bosnia-Herzegovina on May 18.

A man stands on a roof in Pozega, Serbia.
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A man stands on a roof in Pozega, Serbia.

Residents of the town of Obrenovac, east of Belgrade, wait for evacuation assistance.
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Residents of the town of Obrenovac, east of Belgrade, wait for evacuation assistance.

A rescue effort in Obrenovac, Serbia
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A rescue effort in Obrenovac, Serbia

Residents of Gunja, eastern Croatia, ride a boat through flooded streets.
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Residents of Gunja, eastern Croatia, ride a boat through flooded streets.

Sunken vehicles in the flooded village of Gunja, eastern Croatia
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Sunken vehicles in the flooded village of Gunja, eastern Croatia

Bajina Basta, Serbia
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Bajina Basta, Serbia

A rescue team looks for residents in need of help evacuating the town of Obrenovac, Serbia.
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A rescue team looks for residents in need of help evacuating the town of Obrenovac, Serbia.

An aerial view of a flooded suburb of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina
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An aerial view of a flooded suburb of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Heavy equipment helps residents evacuate their flooded houses in Topcic Polje, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
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Heavy equipment helps residents evacuate their flooded houses in Topcic Polje, Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Serbian soldiers help a man out of his flooded house in the town of Obrenovac, Serbia.
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Serbian soldiers help a man out of his flooded house in the town of Obrenovac, Serbia.

A vehicle is buried in mud in Topcic Polje, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
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A vehicle is buried in mud in Topcic Polje, Bosnia-Herzegovina.

A street in Topcic Polje
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A street in Topcic Polje

A woman attempts to save furniture from her flooded office in Banja Luka, western Bosnia-Herzegovina.
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A woman attempts to save furniture from her flooded office in Banja Luka, western Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Evacuees from the Serbian town of Obrenovac take shelter at a hall in Belgrade.
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Evacuees from the Serbian town of Obrenovac take shelter at a hall in Belgrade.

An elderly woman from the town of Obrenovac at a shelter for flood victims in Belgrade
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An elderly woman from the town of Obrenovac at a shelter for flood victims in Belgrade

Sand bags line the banks of the Sava River in the Serbian city of Sremska Mitrovica.
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Sand bags line the banks of the Sava River in the Serbian city of Sremska Mitrovica.

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