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Floods Hit Central Europe

Torrential rains caused widespread flooding and landslides across Central Europe. At least six people have died and thousands have been evacuated as floodwaters hit parts of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, and Poland. It is described as the worst flooding in Central Europe for more than a decade.

Czech soldiers erect metal barriers on the bank of the Vltava River in Prague.
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Czech soldiers erect metal barriers on the bank of the Vltava River in Prague.

The statue of the late Indian spiritual leader Sri Chinmoy partially submerged in the Vltava River outside a modern art museum in Prague.
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The statue of the late Indian spiritual leader Sri Chinmoy partially submerged in the Vltava River outside a modern art museum in Prague.

Cars wait on a highway over the flooded Berounka River on the outskirts of Prague.
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Cars wait on a highway over the flooded Berounka River on the outskirts of Prague.

The northern Austrian city of Steyr
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The northern Austrian city of Steyr

The western Austrian village of Koessen
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The western Austrian village of Koessen

An area along the Danube River near Vienna
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An area along the Danube River near Vienna

The Bavarian city of Passau, known as the "City of Three Rivers" because the Danube, Inn, and Ilz rivers all meet there.
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The Bavarian city of Passau, known as the "City of Three Rivers" because the Danube, Inn, and Ilz rivers all meet there.

Passau, Germany
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Passau, Germany

People on the second story of a building in Passau, Germany.
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People on the second story of a building in Passau, Germany.

Rescue workers evacuate people in the eastern German city of Goessnitz.
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Rescue workers evacuate people in the eastern German city of Goessnitz.

The Elbe River in Dresden, Germany
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The Elbe River in Dresden, Germany

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