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Last Updated: Monday January 07 2008 17:20 GMT

In pictures: Australia hit by floods


Heavy rain has meant eastern Australia has been hit with the worst flooding in 20 years.

Flooding near a house

Storms have been battering the coast for days, causing rivers to burst their banks.

People walking in the water

The rising flood waters have forced hundreds of people to leave their homes.

Buildings surrounded by water

Helicopters are being used to get food and other supplies to those who are trapped.

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