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In Pictures: UK under water

Flood defences holding back flood waters in Upton-on-Severn

Heavy rain and flooding has hit much of the country. Here, flood defences hold back the swollen River Severn as it flows through Upton-on-Severn, Worcestershire.

A car covered in mud.  Picture: Jonathan Golomb

This car was left completely covered in mud by the floods which rose from the River Don near Sheffield city centre. Picture by Jonathan Golomb.

Two teenage girls wading through flood water in a street

Amy Meran, (left) and Jody Granger, both aged 18, had to wade through flood waters when families were forced to leave their homes in Bentley, near Doncaster.

Ludlow bridge destroyed.  Picture: Bianca Hill in Ludlow

This picture, submitted by Bianca Hill, shows the place where Ludlow Bridge in Shropshire once stood.

A boy jumping on to a brick wall

This youth has to jump onto a wall in Bentley near Doncaster to avoid the flood waters.

A Chinook helicopter transporting large sand bags

This Chinook helicopter was photographed by Graham Stott as it transported tonnes of sand to build barriers close to Thorpe Marsh, near Doncaster.

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