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In pictures: Flooding in China

Soldiers of the People's Armed Police Force clean silt in the flooded old city area of Guangan.

Soldiers of the People's Armed Police Force clean silt in the flooded old city area of Guangan, in south-west China's Sichuan province.

An old man weeps over the destruction caused by flooding to his home in China

Hua Dinghong, 74, weeps over the destruction caused by flooding to his home in Hanzhong, north-west China's Shaanxi province.

A man carries a woman across a flooded street in Nanjing of Jiangsu province.

Proving that the age of gallantry is not past, a man carries a woman across a flooded street in Nanjing, Jiangsu province.

Local residents look at collapsed houses after floods in Guangan.

Residents survey the damage to houses that collapsed during the flooding in Guangan.

Residents negotiate the floods by boat in China.

People negotiate the floods by boat in Quxian County, Sichuan province.

A woman in a dinghy is evacuated by rescuers.

A woman householder glances up warily as though to check on the weather as she is evacuated by rescuers in Nanjing.

A resident makes his way on a raft made from plastic basins in flood waters after torrential rain hit Nanjing China.

Elsewhere in Nanjing, a resident makes his way through the flood waters on a raft made from plastic basins.

A man rows a rubber dingy on a street submerged by flood waters in the city of Nanjing of Jiangsu province.

And still the rain keeps falling in Nanjing, as a man paddles a rubber dingy up a submerged street.

A businessman counts the cost of flood damage to his shop.

And elsewhere in the city, a businessman counts the cost of flood damage to his shop.

Firemen rescue passengers from a coach that was trapped in water in Guangan.

Firemen rescue passengers from a coach that was trapped in the flooding in Guangan.




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