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Barges sunk, pushed into place in effort to shore up dyke in Germany

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A third barge is pushed to a broken dyke in Fischbeck, Germany, on June 16, after two barges were countersunk with the intent to close a leak in the dyke.

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Smoke rises in the air after blasts that sunk two ships to close the gap in a broken dyke in Fischbeck, Germany on June 15. Germany's 16 state premiers agreed with federal officials on an $10.6 billion funding target for aid to repair buildings and farmland devastated this month by floods.

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An aerial view shows the flooded area around Fischbeck, Germany, at the Elbe River, June 15.