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In pictures: Europe floods

A man rows through the street flooded by the Danube, in the village of Oresac, southeast of Belgrade.

Thousands of people were evacuated in Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia after melting snow swelled the River Danube to its highest level for more than a century.

Southeast of the Romanian capital, Bucharest, villagers cross a dam swamped by water.

Southeast of the Romanian capital, Bucharest, villagers cross a dam swamped by water.

Romanian villagers build a sandbag dam to limit the floods in Fetesti, east of Bucharest.

Romanian villagers built a sandbag dam to limit the floods in Fetesti, east of Bucharest.

In the town of Lom, Bulgaria, a man rows to his home on the flooded streets.

Waters are expected to remain high for at least a week in Bulgaria, which has also suffered extensive flooding.

Boy walks on planks to cross street in Nikopol, Bulgaria

In Nikopol, Bulgaria, residents erected planks to enable them to cross their flooded streets.

A man struggles in the Sava River flood waters in Belgrade, Serbia

In the Serbian capital, Belgrade, some streets have been under water for several days.

Dog jumps out of canoe at a sandbag dam on River Danube in Veliko Gradiste, Serbia

Civil defence teams in Serbia have built sandbag dams along the banks of the Danube, while a state of emergency has been declared in 10 regions.

Serbian farmers rescue a cow from the floodwaters

East of the capital, Serbian farmers rescue a cow from the floodwaters.

A flooded forest in Bechet, Romania

The floods have left whole tracts of woodland under water - a scenic picture amid wider devastation.




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