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An areal view after flooding at Erftstadt-Blessem, Germany, July 16, 2021.  

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An areal view after flooding at Erftstadt-Blessem, Germany, July 16, 2021.   REUTERS/Rhein-Erft-Kreis

An areal view after flooding at Erftstadt-Blessem, Germany, July 16, 2021.   REUTERS/Rhein-Erft-Kreis
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Debris and damaged vehicles are seen, following heavy rainfalls, in Trooz, Belgium, July 16. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Debris and damaged vehicles are seen, following heavy rainfalls, in Trooz, Belgium, July 16. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Debris and damaged vehicles are seen, following heavy rainfalls, in Trooz, Belgium, July 16. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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A view of a damaged building following heavy rainfalls in Erftstadt-Blessem, Germany, July 16. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

A view of a damaged building following heavy rainfalls in Erftstadt-Blessem, Germany, July 16. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

A view of a damaged building following heavy rainfalls in Erftstadt-Blessem, Germany, July 16. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen
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A person tries to enter a building in an area affected by floods, following heavy rainfalls, in Pepinster, Belgium, July 16. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A person tries to enter a building in an area affected by floods, following heavy rainfalls, in Pepinster, Belgium, July 16. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A person tries to enter a building in an area affected by floods, following heavy rainfalls, in Pepinster, Belgium, July 16. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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Austrian rescue team members use boats as they go through a flooded street in an area affected by floods, following heavy rainfalls, in Pepinster, Belgium, July 16. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Austrian rescue team members use boats as they go through a flooded street in an area affected by floods, following heavy rainfalls, in Pepinster, Belgium, July 16. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Austrian rescue team members use boats as they go through a flooded street in an area affected by floods, following heavy rainfalls, in Pepinster, Belgium, July 16. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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Rescue team paddle along flooded cars stuck on the road following heavy rainfalls in Erftstadt, Germany, July 16. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Rescue team paddle along flooded cars stuck on the road following heavy rainfalls in Erftstadt, Germany, July 16. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Rescue team paddle along flooded cars stuck on the road following heavy rainfalls in Erftstadt, Germany, July 16. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen
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A destroyed building is pictured after flooding in Erftstadt Blessem, Germany,  July 16.  REUTERS/Alexander Franz

A destroyed building is pictured after flooding in Erftstadt Blessem, Germany,  July 16.  REUTERS/Alexander Franz

A destroyed building is pictured after flooding in Erftstadt Blessem, Germany,  July 16.  REUTERS/Alexander Franz
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A view of a flooded street following heavy rainfalls in Erftstadt-Blessem, Germany, July 16. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

A view of a flooded street following heavy rainfalls in Erftstadt-Blessem, Germany, July 16. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

A view of a flooded street following heavy rainfalls in Erftstadt-Blessem, Germany, July 16. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen
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Rene Guissard, 88, stands in front of his house, which was damaged by heavy rainfalls, in Trooz, Belgium, July 16. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Rene Guissard, 88, stands in front of his house, which was damaged by heavy rainfalls, in Trooz, Belgium, July 16. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Rene Guissard, 88, stands in front of his house, which was damaged by heavy rainfalls, in Trooz, Belgium, July 16. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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A view of rubble following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 16. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

A view of rubble following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 16. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

A view of rubble following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 16. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
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Rescue personnel recover a damaged van following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 16. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

Rescue personnel recover a damaged van following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 16. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

Rescue personnel recover a damaged van following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 16. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
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A destroyed road is pictured after flooding in Erftstadt Blessem, Germany, July 16.  REUTERS/Alexander Franz

A destroyed road is pictured after flooding in Erftstadt Blessem, Germany, July 16.  REUTERS/Alexander Franz

A destroyed road is pictured after flooding in Erftstadt Blessem, Germany, July 16.  REUTERS/Alexander Franz
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Trucks are stuck on a flooded street following heavy rainfalls in Erftstadt, Germany, July 16.  REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Trucks are stuck on a flooded street following heavy rainfalls in Erftstadt, Germany, July 16. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Trucks are stuck on a flooded street following heavy rainfalls in Erftstadt, Germany, July 16. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen
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A damaged vehicle is seen in the river, following heavy rainfalls in Verviers, Belgium, July 16. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A damaged vehicle is seen in the river, following heavy rainfalls in Verviers, Belgium, July 16. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A damaged vehicle is seen in the river, following heavy rainfalls in Verviers, Belgium, July 16. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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A damaged car is towed following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 16. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

A damaged car is towed following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 16. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

A damaged car is towed following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 16. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
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A child looks on as water floods through a fence, in Wessem, Netherlands, July 16. REUTERS/Eva Plevier

A child looks on as water floods through a fence, in Wessem, Netherlands, July 16. REUTERS/Eva Plevier

A child looks on as water floods through a fence, in Wessem, Netherlands, July 16. REUTERS/Eva Plevier
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A view of damaged houses following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 16. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

A view of damaged houses following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 16. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

A view of damaged houses following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 16. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
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A view of damaged houses following heavy rainfalls in Erftstadt-Blessem, Germany, July 16. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

A view of damaged houses following heavy rainfalls in Erftstadt-Blessem, Germany, July 16. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

A view of damaged houses following heavy rainfalls in Erftstadt-Blessem, Germany, July 16. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen
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Vehicles damaged by heavy rainfalls are pictured in Pepinster, Belgium, July 16. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Vehicles damaged by heavy rainfalls are pictured in Pepinster, Belgium, July 16. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Vehicles damaged by heavy rainfalls are pictured in Pepinster, Belgium, July 16. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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A view of a damaged building following heavy rainfalls in Erftstadt-Blessem, Germany, July 16. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

A view of a damaged building following heavy rainfalls in Erftstadt-Blessem, Germany, July 16. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

A view of a damaged building following heavy rainfalls in Erftstadt-Blessem, Germany, July 16. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen
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Trucks and cars are stuck on a flooded street following heavy rainfalls in Erftstadt, Germany, July 16. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Trucks and cars are stuck on a flooded street following heavy rainfalls in Erftstadt, Germany, July 16. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Trucks and cars are stuck on a flooded street following heavy rainfalls in Erftstadt, Germany, July 16. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen
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People walk among debris, following heavy rainfalls, in Trooz, Belgium, July 16. REUTERS/Yves Herman

People walk among debris, following heavy rainfalls, in Trooz, Belgium, July 16. REUTERS/Yves Herman

People walk among debris, following heavy rainfalls, in Trooz, Belgium, July 16. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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People walk past branches and damaged vehicles, following heavy rainfalls, in Trooz, Belgium, July 16. REUTERS/Yves Herman

People walk past branches and damaged vehicles, following heavy rainfalls, in Trooz, Belgium, July 16. REUTERS/Yves Herman

People walk past branches and damaged vehicles, following heavy rainfalls, in Trooz, Belgium, July 16. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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An areal view after flooding at Erftstadt-Blessem, Germany, July 16.  REUTERS/Rhein-Erft-Kreis

An areal view after flooding at Erftstadt-Blessem, Germany, July 16.  REUTERS/Rhein-Erft-Kreis

An areal view after flooding at Erftstadt-Blessem, Germany, July 16.  REUTERS/Rhein-Erft-Kreis
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A street is flooded following heavy rainfalls in Erftstadt, Germany, July 16. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

A street is flooded following heavy rainfalls in Erftstadt, Germany, July 16. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

A street is flooded following heavy rainfalls in Erftstadt, Germany, July 16. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen
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Wreckage lies on the river, following heavy rainfalls in Verviers, Belgium, July 16. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Wreckage lies on the river, following heavy rainfalls in Verviers, Belgium, July 16. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Wreckage lies on the river, following heavy rainfalls in Verviers, Belgium, July 16. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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A man and firefighter walk through debris, following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

A man and firefighter walk through debris, following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

A man and firefighter walk through debris, following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
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A general view of flood-affected area following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Staff

A general view of flood-affected area following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Staff

A general view of flood-affected area following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Staff
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Cars destroyed by flood are pictured on a flood-affected area, following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

Cars destroyed by flood are pictured on a flood-affected area, following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

Cars destroyed by flood are pictured on a flood-affected area, following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
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A destroyed road is seen on a flood-affected area following heavy rainfalls in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

A destroyed road is seen on a flood-affected area following heavy rainfalls in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

A destroyed road is seen on a flood-affected area following heavy rainfalls in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
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Firefighters speak with people next to debris brought by the flood following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

Firefighters speak with people next to debris brought by the flood following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

Firefighters speak with people next to debris brought by the flood following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
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A general view of flood-affected area following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Staff

A general view of flood-affected area following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Staff

A general view of flood-affected area following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Staff
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A destroyed building is seen at a flood-affected area following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

A destroyed building is seen at a flood-affected area following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

A destroyed building is seen at a flood-affected area following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
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Collapsed houses are seen on a flood-affected area following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

Collapsed houses are seen on a flood-affected area following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

Collapsed houses are seen on a flood-affected area following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
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A general view of a flood-affected area following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

A general view of a flood-affected area following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

A general view of a flood-affected area following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
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A man carries a dog next to debris brought by the flood, following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

A man carries a dog next to debris brought by the flood, following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

A man carries a dog next to debris brought by the flood, following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
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A woman wades across floodwater as she goes out shopping following heavy rainfalls in Gross-Vernich, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

A woman wades across floodwater as she goes out shopping following heavy rainfalls in Gross-Vernich, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

A woman wades across floodwater as she goes out shopping following heavy rainfalls in Gross-Vernich, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
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Partially submerged vehicles are pictured on a flood-affected area, following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

Partially submerged vehicles are pictured on a flood-affected area, following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

Partially submerged vehicles are pictured on a flood-affected area, following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
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A cat walks next to debris brought by the flood, following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

A cat walks next to debris brought by the flood, following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

A cat walks next to debris brought by the flood, following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
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A destroyed car is seen next to the Ahr river, following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

A destroyed car is seen next to the Ahr river, following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

A destroyed car is seen next to the Ahr river, following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
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Firefighters work at a flood-affected area following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

Firefighters work at a flood-affected area following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

Firefighters work at a flood-affected area following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
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A car partly covered with debris from collapsed houses is seen, following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

A car partly covered with debris from collapsed houses is seen, following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

A car partly covered with debris from collapsed houses is seen, following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
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A general view of a flood-affected area following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

A general view of a flood-affected area following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

A general view of a flood-affected area following heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
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A flooded street is seen following heavy rainfalls in Hagen, Germany, July 14.   REUTERS/Leon Kuegeler

A flooded street is seen following heavy rainfalls in Hagen, Germany, July 14.   REUTERS/Leon Kuegeler

A flooded street is seen following heavy rainfalls in Hagen, Germany, July 14.   REUTERS/Leon Kuegeler
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A vehicle travels on a flood affected road after the Erft river swelled following heavy rainfalls in Erftstadt, near Cologne, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

A vehicle travels on a flood affected road after the Erft river swelled following heavy rainfalls in Erftstadt, near Cologne, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

A vehicle travels on a flood affected road after the Erft river swelled following heavy rainfalls in Erftstadt, near Cologne, Germany, July 15. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
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