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Dozens killed in China floods

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A man jumps across a flooded path on the outskirts of Chongqing, China on July 22, 2012. More torrential rain is forecast in China's northeast and southwest.

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Residents try to get through a residential alley which is blocked by a taxi which was washed there after a storm hit the city, blowing off rooftops which killed two people and injured six others, in Beijing on July 22, 2012 .

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Cars submerged in floodwaters around a residential block after heavy rains in Beijing on July 21, 2012. Photo made available to NBCNews.com on July 23, 2012.

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A rescue boat approaches a partially submerged car on a flooded highway after heavy rainfalls hit Fangshan District in Beijing, July 22, 2012.

Reuters reports from Beijing — The Chinese capital's heaviest rainstorm in six decades killed at least 37 people, flooded streets and stranded 80,000 people at the main airport, state media and the government said on Sunday.

The storm, which started on Saturday afternoon and continued late into the night, flooded major roads and sent torrents of water tumbling down steps into underpasses. Read the full story.

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