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Heavy rains spur flooding in southern China

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Rescuers on the river bank watch a passenger boat capsize after it was hit by a restaurant boat during a rescue operation in the flooded Jialing River in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality on Sept. 20. Heavy rains that have unleashed flooding across southwest China and left at least 14 people dead will continue to pound the region in the coming days.

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Paramilitary police officers evacuate stranded residents from a flooded area in Bazhong city in southwestern China's Sichuan province. Flooding in southern China's Henan, Shaanxi and Sichuan regions this month has already forced more than 1 million people to evacuate and left more than 80 people dead or missing, according a report posted on the Ministry of Civil Affairs website.

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Residents are evacuated from a flood zone in Guang'an in southwest China's Sichuan province on September 19. Heavy rains that have unleashed flooding across southwest China and left at least 14 people dead will continue to pound the region in the coming days, according to the country's meteorological agency.

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In this photo taken Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, rescue workers reach a house in a flooded area by boat in Daxian county in southwest China's Sichuan province.