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Wednesday, 14 August, 2002, 14:35 GMT 15:35 UK
In pictures: Flooded Prague
The Czech capital has been swamped by the worst floods for more than a century, forcing residents to join emergency services in shoring up flood defences.

Prague's Charles Bridge
Waters have threatened to inundate residential areas

Firefighters in Prague
Some 40,000 people have been evacuated from their homes

Police question a woman in a flooded suburb of Prague
Residents in some areas need special permits to stay

Kadir the elephant submerged in water shortly before he was shot
Some zoo animals could not be saved and had to be shot

Volunteers outside the  Alesovo Bank in Prague
Volunteers teamed up to build sandbag defences

Sand bags stacked up against an old restaurant in the Old Town
Historical buildings have received special attention

Prague
Officials do not know when the worst of the flooding will be over


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