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More Flooding in Central Europe

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The historic flooding throughout central Europe continues, as the Elbe River has broken through several dikes in northern Germany, and the crest of the swollen Danube River has reached southern Hungary, and threatens Serbia. Parts of Austria and the Czech Republic are now in recovery mode, as thousands of residents return home to recover what they can. Gathered here are images from the past several days of those affected by these continuing floods. See earlier entry: Flooding Across Central Europe. [24 photos]

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A garden with a swimming pool is inundated by the waters of the Elbe River during floods near Magdeburg in the state of Saxony Anhalt, on June 10, 2013. Tens of thousands of Germans, Hungarians and Czechs were evacuated from their homes as soldiers raced to pile up sandbags to hold back rising waters in the region's worst floods in a decade. (Reuters/Thomas Peter)
A garden with a swimming pool is inundated by the waters of the Elbe River during floods near Magdeburg in the state of Saxony Anhalt, on June 10, 2013. Tens of thousands of Germans, Hungarians and Czechs were evacuated from their homes as soldiers raced to pile up sandbags to hold back rising waters in the region's worst floods in a decade. (Reuters/Thomas Peter)
Clouds reflect in the floods by the Elbe River near Tangermuende, Germany, on June 11, 2013. Weeks of heavy rain this spring have sent the Elbe, the Danube and other rivers such as the Vltava and the Saale overflowing their banks, causing extensive damage in central and southern Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer) #
Cars damaged by the floodwaters of the Danube River, at a car dealer in Fischerdorf near Deggendorf, Germany, on June 11, 2013. (Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images) #
Houses in the flooded town of Lauenburg, beside the Elbe River, on June 12, 2013. (Reuters/Fabian Bimmer) #
A Super Puma of the German Federal Police Bundespolizei carries sandbags to fix a broken dam built to contain the swollen Elbe River during floods near the village of Fischbeck, on June 10, 2013. (Reuters/Tobias Schwarz) #
A helicopter drops sandbags next to a broken dam near the Elbe River during floods near the village of Fischbeck, on June 10, 2013. (Reuters/Tobias Schwarz) #
A flood-damaged drugstore in Pirna, Germany, on June 8, 2013. (AP Photo/dpa, Arno Burgi) #
A dead deer, hung up on a fence along the flooded A3 motorway near Deggendorf, on June 8, 2013. (Reuters/Wolfgang Rattay) #
Floods of the Elbe River submerge rail tracks near Schoenhausen, Germany, on June 11, 2013. (Christian Charisius/AFP/Getty Images) #
Helpers control a wall to protect a restaurant from Elbe floodwater in Lauenburg, Germany, on June 10, 2013. (AP Photo/dpa,Christian Charisius) #
A firefighter sprays two members of Bavaria's water rescue service Wasserwacht with fresh water to remove spilled heating oil and other waste from the flooded Danube River near the small settlement of Singerhof, on June 8, 2013. (Reuters/Wolfgang Rattay) #
Uwe Peterle rows across an area flooded by the Mulde River with a boat made from a bathtub in Niesau, Germany, on June 11, 2013. (AP Photo/dpa, Jan Woitas) #
An aerial view of houses partially submerged in flood waters from the swollen Danube River, near Nagymaros, Hungary, on June 9, 2013. (Reuters/Laszlo Balogh) #
Fleeing from the flood, two deer swim in the water of the swollen Danube River in the Gemenc Forest, about 170 km south of the Hungarian capital of Budapest. About 4-5 thousand deer, boars and foxes live on the largest contingent, cared for by the Gemenci Forest and Game Co. (Peter Kohalmi/AFP/Getty Images) #
Local residents fill and transport sandbags to hold back the floods of the Elbe River, in Wittenberge, Germany, on June 10, 2013. (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images) #
The flooded River Danube, with a city view of the parliament building in downtown Budapest, on June 10, 2013. The Danube peaked at 891 cm, 31 cm higher than the record levels of 2006. (Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images) #
Fisherman Gernot Quaschny rescues a deer from the floods near Schoenhausen, Germany, on June 12, 2013. Due to a broken dike on the Elbe River, several villages in the area were flooded. (AP Photo/dpa, Christian Charisius) #
A hovercraft drives through a flooded area by the Elbe River near the village of Fischbeck, Germany, on June 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer) #
Manuela Schmid takes a picture for the insurance company of her previously flooded kitchen after the floods of the nearby Danube River subsided in Fischerdorf, on June 11, 2013. (Reuters/Wolfgang Rattay) #
A street submerged in the floods of the Elbe River in Schoenhausen, Germany, on June 11, 2013. (Christian Charisius/AFP/Getty Images) #
A partially submerged billboard on the flooded embankments of the Danube River in Budapest, on June 10, 2013. (Reuters/Laszlo Balogh) #
A helicopter transports sandbags to a flooded area by the Elbe River at sunset, near Fischbeck, Germany, on June 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer) #
A man inspects a sandbag wall near the Elbe River in the German town of Schoenebeck, on June 9, 2013. (Reuters/Tobias Schwarz) #
Women work to empty their home flooded by River Danube in Dunabogdany, 36 km (22.3 mi) north of Budapest, Hungary, on June 8, 2013. (AP Photo/MTI, Balazs Mohai) #

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