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Last Updated: Thursday, 30 March 2006, 09:32 GMT 10:32 UK
In pictures: Central Europe floods

Children run past water falling out of the Jordan pond in the southern Bohemian city of Tabor, south of Prague, Czech Republic

Rain and melting snow have been causing floods in central Europe. Here in Tabor, south of Prague, Czech Republic, water had to be released to ease the threat.

Water pours down the street in the village of Stara Myjava

Water from the flooded Myjava river pours down the street in a village in western Slovakia.

A fireman fixes a metal post to prevent water spilling into streets in the medieval Kampa district

In Prague, the city has begun erecting flood defences which were introduced in the wake of the devastating 2002 floods.

Flooded cycle ways are seen opposite the Church of Our Lady and the Art Academy building in Dresden

In Dresden, Germany, the river Elbe is expected to keep on rising.

The River Donau floods the promenade in Passau, southern Germany

In Passau, southern Germany, the River Donau has flooded the promenade.


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