Residents reinforce a barrier with sand bags against the rising ...
May 22nd, 2010
(Reuters) - Residents reinforce a barrier with sand bags against the rising water of the Sleza river in Wroclaw in southern western Poland May 22, 2010. Seven people have been killed by flash floods sweeping central Europe since last weekend, five of them in southern Poland, while thousands have been forced from their homes. REUTERS/Agencja Gazeta/Maciej Swierczynski (POLAND - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT) POLAND OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN POLAND -
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