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In pictures: Europe's floods

The swollen river Danube floods the compound of the Weltenburg monastery near Kelheim, southern Germany

The swollen river Danube floods the compound of the Weltenburg monastery near Kelheim, southern Germany.

A man on a ladder in the flooded German  city of Passau

In much of the country flood waters have ebbed, but in the city of Passau, crossed by three rivers, levels are still dangerously high.

In the Austrian city of Woergl a man cleans up in a supermarket after floodwaters receded

In the Austrian city of Woergl, a man cleans up in a supermarket after flood waters receded.

A man rides a bike through flooded Lucerne

Switzerland, too, has been badly hit. In lakeside Lucerne, jetties have been erected and life is going on as normally as possible.

Residents put sandbags in front of one of Lucerne's banks

Residents put sandbags in front of one of Lucerne's banks.

In Thun, Switzerland, workers remove flotsam

In Thun, Switzerland, workers remove flotsam blocking a watergate of the Aare river.





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