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Belarusians brave high water for their animals

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A woman feeds a cat at her house as water from the Stviga river overflows its banks during in the village of Ozerany, Belarus, on April 16, 2013.

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A man paddles on a boat in his yard during a spring flood in the Belarus village of Snyadin, on April 16.

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A woman feeds a pig in her yard during a spring flood in the Belarus village of Snyadin, on April 16.

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A woman sits in front of her house on a flooded street as water from the Prypyat river overflows its banks during spring flooding in the village of Pererov, about 168 miles south of Minsk, Belarus, on April 16.