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Olympic Sochi Under Water

Floods caused by heavy rain have prompted Russian authorities to declare a state of emergency in the city of Sochi, which will host the 2014 Winter Olympics in less than five months. Emergency Situations Ministry personnel are working to clean up the streets and pump out water after torrential rain caused local rivers to burst their banks and flood some sections of highways and a few residential areas in the Black Sea resort. (Photos by RFE/RL's Russian Service correspondent Andrei Korolyov and