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Last Updated: Tuesday, 15 January 2008, 20:45 GMT
Flooding in the UAE

Picture: Peter Jackson

Website reader Peter Jackson sent these photos of flooding in Sharjah, one of the seven United Arab Emirates.

Picture: Peter Jackson

Rain started to fall in the UAE on Sunday - the day US President George W Bush arrived in Abu Dhabi on a regional tour. Here, Sharjah's Government Square looks like a lake.

Picture: Peter Jackson

Businesses have been closing early, to allow staff to start their lengthy journeys home.

Picture: Peter Jackson

Many roads have been blocked. This is Sharjah's King Abdul Aziz Street. The Emirates Highway - which links Dubai to Sharjah - is flooded at many of its major junctions.

Picture: Peter Jackson

The flooding is an unusual sight in the normally dry and dusty desert emirate.

Photo: Sara Clark-Jones

Teacher Sara Clark-Jones sent this picture from Dubai. Schools in five of the seven emirates are closed until Sunday.

Photo: David Norman

David Norman took this picture as he was driving along Sheikh Zayed Highway, the main road running through central Dubai. Send your photos to yourpics@bbc.co.uk





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