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Tuesday, 13 August, 2002, 13:23 GMT 14:23 UK
In pictures: Waters rise in Prague
Prague is being deluged by the worst floods for more than a century, after a last-minute rush to protect vulnerable districts, and evacuate residents.

Cyclist at  Vltava river in central Prague
A surge of water moving down the Vltava river has now hit central Prague

River defences - Hradcany castle in the background
River defences have been erected in parts of the city

Slapy dam
Waters roar through the Slapy dam upstream from the city

River Club restaurant
The River Club is now in the river, rather than on the river bank...

Charles Bridge
... and only the roof of a restaurant next to the 14th Century Charles Bridge is now visible

Charles Bridge
The bridge - a Prague landmark adorned with statues - is closed to the public

Sandbags piled up on Kampa island
Defences are readied on Kampa Island

Volunteers help fill sandbags to protect Kampa island
Overnight volunteers helped prepare sandbags to protect the island


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