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Sunday, 18 August, 2002, 17:31 GMT 18:31 UK
In pictures: Europe under water
Flood waters from the swollen Danube and Elbe rivers are continuing their path of devastation through Hungary and eastern Germany respectively.

Levels are expected to peak in Budapest in a matter of hours, and while waters in historic Dresden are receding, other German cities remain under threat.

Submarged riverside restaurant in Budapest
The Danube's banks have already burst in the Hungarian capital

Flooded road in Pest county (AP)
Low-lying areas north of the city have been evacuated

Slanting house at Freital near Dresden (AP)
The devastation in eastern Germany is becoming increasingly apparent

Helicopter carries sandbags near Hartenfels castle, Torgau (AFP)
A dam burst at Torgau, prompting extra efforts to bolster defences

Railway line near Dresden
Railway lines have been destroyed around Dresden

Romano Prodi views damage in Weesenstein, south of Dresden
European Commission President Romano Prodi saw the damage for himself

Entrance to former Nazi prison and Jewish ghetto Theresienstadt (Terezin) (AFP)
Parts of the Czech Republic remain under water, including this former Nazi prison

Czech rescue worker sleeps near the German border (AP)
And some volunteers are starting to feel the strain

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