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Monday, 12 August, 2002, 22:22 GMT 23:22 UK
In pictures: Europe under a cloud
Holidaymakers in western Europe are suffering from unseasonal weather, including rain and snow, while further east the clean-up begins after a flooding disaster.

Nufenen pass, southern Switzerland
Switzerland's Alpine scenery is blanketed by snow, and a number of mountain passes are blocked

The Milan-Genoa highway
A rainstorm creates treacherous driving conditions on the Milan to Genoa road

At Ouistreham, northern France, holidaymakers take refuge in beach cabins

Dresden, after heavy rain and flooding from the river Elbe
Dresden, meanwhile, is under water

Flood waters in Traunstein, Germany
As is the town of Traunstein after torrential rains

Floods at Unterlaus
South-east of Munich, emergency workers struggle to hold back floodwaters...

Spectators in Munich
... while spectators of the final stages of the European Athletics Championships hid under a sea of umbrellas

Maria Spiridonidi near the village of Shirokaya Balka, close to the port of Novorossiisk
On Russia's Black Sea coast Maria Spiridonidi grieves for four relatives missing since rain swept their car away

Rescue workers examine a car that was swept away
Meanwhile rescue workers continued to search for bodies after the death toll climbed to 55

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