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Last Updated: Sunday August 05 2007 12:48 GMT

In pictures: Floods devastating parts of Asia

China floods

Weeks of torrential rain, landslides and floods in China have left more than 700 people dead and forced about 5m others to flee their homes.

China floods

Charities working in the area have launched an urgent appeal to help the victims. This man's house was badly damaged by floods in China's north west province of Shaanxi.

Bangladesh floods

Thousands of people have also been cut off from their homes in eastern India and Bangladesh as monsoon floods continue to cause widespread devastation.

Bangladesh floods

In Bangladesh, people have been trying to save their belongings and make their way to higher ground as water in the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers rise.

Bangladesh floods

Boats are being used to rescue people and get medicines and food to stranded residents.

Bangladesh floods

This shopkeeper in Dhaka, Bangladesh, decided to stay opened despite his shop being awash with flood water.

Indian Army soldiers giving out food to flood victims

Throughout southern Asia, more than 1,400 people are thought to have been killed by floods, disease and landslides linked to the monsoon rains. In India, the Army has been giving out food to those affected.

Flood victims queue to see Army doctors in India

And Army doctors are on hand to give medical checks to those who were caught up in the floods.

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