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Rain-swollen river floods Catholic shrine town in France

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The Gave de Pau, the river passing through Lourdes, France, floods parts of the city in front of the Basilica, on Oct. 20. It has been raining in Lourdes since Oct. 18, and hundreds of pilgrims were evacuated today from hotels as the grotto is under nearly five feet of water.

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