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Colorado floods from above

<p>An aerial view shows a farm that lies flooded in Weld County, Colorado September 17, 2013. Search-and-rescue teams bolstered by National Guard troops fanned out across Colorado's flood-stricken landscape, as a week of torrential rains blamed for eight deaths and the destruction of at least 1,600 homes finally gave way to sunny skies. REUTERS/Rick Wilking</p>

An aerial view shows a farm that lies flooded in Weld County, Colorado September 17, 2013. Search-and-rescue teams bolstered by National Guard troops fanned out across Colorado's flood-stricken landscape, as a week of torrential rains blamed for...more

An aerial view shows a farm that lies flooded in Weld County, Colorado September 17, 2013. Search-and-rescue teams bolstered by National Guard troops fanned out across Colorado's flood-stricken landscape, as a week of torrential rains blamed for eight deaths and the destruction of at least 1,600 homes finally gave way to sunny skies. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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<p>Rows of vehicles lie flooded in Weld County, Colorado September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking</p>

Rows of vehicles lie flooded in Weld County, Colorado September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Rows of vehicles lie flooded in Weld County, Colorado September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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<p>Oil storage tanks on a well pad lies toppled by flood waters in Weld County, Colorado September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking</p>

Oil storage tanks on a well pad lies toppled by flood waters in Weld County, Colorado September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Oil storage tanks on a well pad lies toppled by flood waters in Weld County, Colorado September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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<p>A road is cut in half by flood waters in Weld County, Colorado September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking</p>

A road is cut in half by flood waters in Weld County, Colorado September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

A road is cut in half by flood waters in Weld County, Colorado September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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<p>Portable buildings lie piled together by flooding in a town in Weld County, Colorado September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking</p>

Portable buildings lie piled together by flooding in a town in Weld County, Colorado September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Portable buildings lie piled together by flooding in a town in Weld County, Colorado September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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<p>An oil well pad and a small herd of cows are surrounded by flood waters in Weld County, Colorado September 17, 2013.  REUTERS/Rick Wilking</p>

An oil well pad and a small herd of cows are surrounded by flood waters in Weld County, Colorado September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

An oil well pad and a small herd of cows are surrounded by flood waters in Weld County, Colorado September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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<p>An oil storage tank on a well pad lies toppled by flood waters in Weld County, Colorado September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking</p>

An oil storage tank on a well pad lies toppled by flood waters in Weld County, Colorado September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

An oil storage tank on a well pad lies toppled by flood waters in Weld County, Colorado September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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<p>An oil well pad is surrounded by flood waters in Weld County, Colorado September 17, 2013.  REUTERS/Rick Wilking</p>

An oil well pad is surrounded by flood waters in Weld County, Colorado September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

An oil well pad is surrounded by flood waters in Weld County, Colorado September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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<p>Mobile homes lie flooded in a town in Weld County, Colorado September 17, 2013.  REUTERS/Rick Wilking</p>

Mobile homes lie flooded in a town in Weld County, Colorado September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Mobile homes lie flooded in a town in Weld County, Colorado September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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<p>An oil storage tank on a well pad lies toppled near portable buildings surrounded with flood waters in Weld County, Colorado September 17, 2013.  REUTERS/Rick Wilking</p>

An oil storage tank on a well pad lies toppled near portable buildings surrounded with flood waters in Weld County, Colorado September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

An oil storage tank on a well pad lies toppled near portable buildings surrounded with flood waters in Weld County, Colorado September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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<p>An oil storage tank on a well pad lies toppled by flood waters in Weld County, Colorado September 17, 2013.  REUTERS/Rick Wilking</p>

An oil storage tank on a well pad lies toppled by flood waters in Weld County, Colorado September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

An oil storage tank on a well pad lies toppled by flood waters in Weld County, Colorado September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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<p>The South Platte river floods its banks in Weld County, Colorado September 17, 2013.  REUTERS/Rick Wilking</p>

The South Platte river floods its banks in Weld County, Colorado September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

The South Platte river floods its banks in Weld County, Colorado September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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