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Last Updated: Saturday November 03 2007 17:08 GMT

In pictures: Flooding in Mexico

Aerial view of the city of Villahermosa, Tabasco, in Mexico

Heavy rain has caused some of the worst flooding to hit Mexico's southern state of Tabasco in more than 50 years.

Floods in Tabasco, Mexico

More than a million people have been affected by the floods, including about 800,000 people who've lost their homes to the rising waters.

Floods in Tabasco, Mexico

Thousands of people have been trapped in their homes or forced onto their rooftops to wait to be rescued.

Floods in Tabasco, Mexico

The politician who's in charge of Tabasco asked anyone who has a boat to help with the rescue operation.

A girl being lifted out of the helicopter that airlifted her away from the floods

This girl is one of thousands of people who've been airlifted to safety by the Mexican Navy.

People queuing for clean water

Dirty flood water has got into the state's water supply, which could lead to an outbreak of disease, so people are having to queue for clean water.

People hit by the floods gather in a church in Mexico

People have been gathering in churches and emergency shelters have been set up in Tabasco and the neighbouring states of Campeche and Veracruz.

A man sits on top of a car in the floods

About 80% of the state of Tabasco is already underwater, but weather experts have warned there could be more bad weather on the way.

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