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In pics: Thousands flee floods in America

Floodwaters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Cities in the US state of Iowa have been left underwater, after storms forced rivers to burst their banks.

A couple rescuing their pets from floods in Iowa

Around 24,000 people have been forced from their homes.

A carpet seller moving carpets above flood waters

People are now working hard to try and limit the damage caused by the floods.

North High School surrounded by flood waters

But many buildings and homes are already underwater, like this high school in the state's capital, Des Moines.