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Last Updated: Sunday, 10 February 2008, 02:12 GMT
In pictures: Bolivia floods

An aerial view of the city of Trinidad, in northern Bolivia, partially flooded due to heavy rains, 9 February 2008

Around 50 people have been killed and more than 40,000 families left homeless after weeks of heavy rain caused severe flooding in Bolivia.

An aerial view of the city of Trinidad, in northern Bolivia, partially flooded due to heavy rains, 9 February 2008

Two rivers in one of the worst-hit provinces, Beni, have broken their banks and are threatening to cut off the main city in the region, Trinidad.

A woman bakes bread at her flooded home in Trinidad, northern Bolivia, 9 February 2008

A woman bakes bread at her flooded home in Trinidad. The rains have been aggravated by La Nina, a periodic cooling of waters in the Pacific Ocean.

Children wade through a flooded area of Trinidad, 9 February 2008

Children wade through Trinidad's floods on Saturday. Bolivia is used to seeing heavy rains at this time of year but the latest floods are particularly bad and more rain is expected.

Livestock near Trinidad, 9 February 2008

The floods have caused hundreds of millions of dollars' damage to Bolivia's ranching and agriculture, according to industry groups.

Soldiers carry boxes filled with supplies for victims of the floods in Trinidad, 9 February 2008

The government declared a state of emergency and launched relief efforts. Soldiers shifted boxes filled with supplies donated by the Brazilian government.



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