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Winter weather Feb 19th...Ducks take refuge on a park bench which is surrounded by flood water in Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday February 19, 2014. See PA story WEATHER Floods.

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Ducks rest on a park bench surrounded by flood water in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire Read more

***BESTPIX***  Aerial Views Show The Extent Of The Flooding On The Somerset Levels...BRIDGWATER, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 10:  Water surrounds flooded properties in the village of Moorland on the Somerset Levels on February 10, 2014 in Somerset, England. Thousands of acres of the Somerset Levels have been under water for weeks, yet flood levels are still rising and worryingly, more rain is forecast for later this week.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***

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Marooned properties in the village of Moorland on the Somerset Levels, England. Thousands of acres in the area have been under water for weeks, yet flood levels are still rising and more rain is forecast. Read more

***BESTPIX***  Prince Charles Visits Flood-Hit Communities On The Somerset Levels...MUCHLENEY, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 04:  Prince Charles, Prince of Wales meets locals as he visits flood affected parts of Somerset on February 4, 2014 in Muchleney, United Kingdom.

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Prince Charles, Prince of Wales meets locals as he visits flood affected parts of Somerset on Tuesday in Muchleney, United KingdomRead more

A man plays a guitar as flood affected people seek refuge under a bridge in Jakarta on January 21, 2014. More than 4,300 people in the capital have been displaced by the floods, which also worsened the city's notorious traffic jams.

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A man plays a guitar as people affected by a flood seek refuge under a bridge in Jakarta. More than 4,300 people in the capital have been displaced by the floods, which also worsened the city’s traffic jams

Pedestrians make their way along a flooded road while vehicles make slow progress in heavy traffic on Thursday, Aug 22, 2013, in Yangon, Myanmar. Heavy rains on Thursday evening caused road flooding and traffic congestion in many parts of Yangon. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)

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Pedestrians make their way along a flooded road while vehicles make slow progress in heavy traffic on Thursday in Yangon, MyanmarRead more

A girl, one of the thousands affected by flooding due to heavy rains exacerbated by Tropical Storm Trami, cries after a cup of congee she received slipped from her hands during a food distribution in Marikina, east of Manila on August 21, 2013, as rains pounded the capital city for the third day.  Heavy rain pounded the Philippine capital and surrounding areas for a third day August 21, adding to the misery of nearly 300,0000 exhausted people displaced from their flooded homes.

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A young girl is distressed after a cup of congee (rice porridge) she received during a food distribution in Marikina, east of Manila, slipped from her hands. The girl is one of the thousands of people affected by flooding brought on by tropical storm Trami, which has been pounding the Philippine capital for a third day on Wednesday

Workers wade through floodwaters caused by monsoon rain, intensified by tropical storm Trami, in Kawit town of Cavite city

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Workers wade through floodwaters caused by monsoon rain, intensified by tropical storm Trami, in Kawit, Cavite province, south of Manila, on Monday. Heavy rain in the Philippine capital forced the closure of government offices, schools, banks and most private companies on Monday, and residents in parts of the city and nearby provinces had to flee from their homes because of floods.

A man holds his broken umbrella against heavy winds in Hong Kong on August 13, 2013 as the city braces for deadly Typhoon Utor which earlier swept through the Philippines. The strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year caused floods and landslides, killing at least two people as rescuers raced to reach isolated villages in the storm's path.

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Hong Kong is bracing for Typhoon Utor, which swept through the Philippines. The strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year caused floods and landslides, killing at least two people as rescuers raced to reach isolated villages in the storm’s path.

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A child runs over a wall of sandbags at river Elbe in Dresden, eastern Germany on Thursday. Read more

14.00 Rescue workers on a rubber boat make the...Rescue workers on a rubber boat make their way through a street flooded by the river Elbe in Meissen, eastern Germany, on June 5, 2013. Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged 100 million euros in emergency aid for flood-ravaged areas as surging waters that have claimed at least 11 lives and forced tens of thousands of evacuations across central Europe bore down on eastern Germany.     AFP PHOTO / ROBERT MICHAELROBERT MICHAEL/AFP/Getty Images

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Rescue workers on a rubber boat make their way through a street flooded by the river Elbe in Meissen, eastern Germany. Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged €100m in emergency aid for flood-ravaged areas as surging waters that have claimed at least 11 lives and forced tens of thousands of evacuations across central Europe bore down on eastern Germany. Read more