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In pictures: China floods

People wait to be evacuated in Yongfu County, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region

More than one million people have been forced from their homes by flooding that has affected nine provinces of southern China.

Residents of Zhangzhou town, in China's Fujian province, make their way by boat, 14 June

The floods are the result of torrential rain over the past week. More wet weather is forecast for the coming days.

Flood waters in Zhangzhou town, Fujian province, China, 14 June

The flood waters have swept away roads, damaged bridges and wrecked homes. More than 50 people have died, state media say.

Residents of Liuzhou, in China's Guizhou province, make their way through flood waters, 13 June

The flooding has also affected large areas of farmland, damaging crops. More rivers may burst their banks if heavy rain falls.

People use rafts to navigate the streets in Yangshuo county, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, 14 June

In the Guangxi region, officials have warned of potential rock and mudslides in mountainous areas.

A flooded street in Guangzhou, in China's Guangdong province, 14 June

China's government said it was sending disaster prevention teams to the affected regions to help local authorities weather the storm.




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