A car stands in the flooded village of Biser on Monday, Feb. 6. At least eight people drowned as torrential rains and overflowing rivers broke a dam wall and swept through whole villages in southern Bulgaria on Monday, officials said. Four elderly people drowned trapped in their houses in the southeastern village of Biser as a nearby dam wall broke, submerging the whole village under 2.5 metres (eight feet) of icy water, the interior ministry said.
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Floodwater inundated cotton crops around the town of Moree, Australia, on Friday, Feb. 3. Moree has been cut off by floods, isolating up to 10,000 people. The Mehi River is expected to swell to levels not seen since 1976 as the flooding continues in northwestern New South Wales.
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An aerial photograph shows a break in highway BR 356 that was washed away after several days of heavy rains swelled the Muriae River in Campos, 142 miles northeast of Rio de Janeiro, Jan. 5, 2012. Civil Defense officials said the 4,000 residents of the town are being evacuated, and they expect the flooding to continue for three to four months.
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A girl rests in a hammock at an evacuation center for Typhoon Washi survivors in the southern Philippines city of Cagayan de Oro December 22, 2011. Residents of two southern Philippine cities battered by a storm that left over 1,000 people dead and displaced hundreds of thousands started the hard work of reclaiming their lives as authorities buried dozens of bodies in concrete vaults on Wednesday.
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