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Last Updated: Thursday March 18 2010 18:26 GMT

Sheep airlifted to safety

Sheep rescued after heavy rains

Hundreds of sheep have been rescued in parts of Australia because of the heavy rains there.

New South Wales has been hit by some really bad weather and more is on the way, increasing the chances of flooding.

Sheep which were grazing on low level land have been airlifted to higher ground by helicopter to keep them away from any danger.

The sheep were put into pens and then carried away to safety.