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Last Updated: Wednesday January 12 2011 18:26 GMT

People flee Brisbane to escape Australian floods

More than two hundred thousand people have been caught up in the flooding that's swept across Queensland in Australia, and at least 12 have died.

The centre of Brisbane is practically deserted after police ordered people to leave their homes.

But lots of damage has already been done and rescuers are searching for the missing.

Ricky's got the story...