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In pictures: Mexico floods

Stranded horses stands amongst submerged cars in Villahermosa, Mexico, Nov. 2, 2007

The state of Tabasco on the Gulf of Mexico is suffering its worst flooding in more than half a century, with 1m people affected and at least one death.

People stand on the roofs of their homes in Villahermosa, Mexico, Nov. 2, 2007

Four-fifths of the state has been flooded and the waters are still rising, according to Red Cross officials.

A boat moves through floodwaters in Villahermosa, Mexico, Nov. 2 2007

The state governor has asked boat-owners to assist with the rescue efforts, alongside army and navy crews.

Flood victims wait in line to fill their containers with drinkable water in the city of in Villahermosa, Mexico, Nov. 2, 2007

The floods have contaminated the state's clean water supply, according to Tabasco's ministry of health, and people are having to queue for safe water.

A woman prays at a church where residents have taken shelter after evacuating flooded areas in Villahermosa, Mexico, Nov. 2, 2007

Shelters have been set up throughout the state, with some people gathering in churches.

A man swims in flood waters in Villahermosa, Mexico, Nov. 2, 2007

The state capital, Villahermosa, is badly flooded after the Grijalva river burst its banks.

A boat moves through floodwaters in Villahermosa, Mexico, Nov. 2, 2007

Weather forecasters are predicting that a new cold front could bring more rain over the weekend, and the state has been placed on high alert.





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