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Melting snow floods German rivers

According to Reuters: After weeks of snow and ice, rising temperatures combined with heavy rain, many German rivers have swollen drastically over the last few days, triggering flood warnings in many regions.

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An aerial view shows the floodplain of the Sieg river near Bonn, on January 10, 2011.

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Aerial view of the flooded Deutsches Eck (German Corner), the headland in Koblenz where the Mosel joins the Rhine, on January 10, 2011 in Koblenz, Germany.

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A woman receives help of a firefighter and her husband to enter her home through a window in the flooded suburb Neuendorf of the city of Koblenz where the river Moselle flows into the Rhine in Germany on January 10, 2011.

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A firefighter carries sandbags through Weisse Elster river in Leipzig, Germany, on January 10, 2011.

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A man pushes his scooter through flood waters of Weisse Elster river in Leipzig, Germany, on January 10, 2011.