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17 Aerial Photos Of Germany's Perilously Flooded Towns

The rising waters are believed to be the worst in the region in 400 years. Seventeen people have died and thousands have been evacuated.

Posted on June 7, 2013, at 2:35 p.m. ET

The swollen Danube river has flooded the Autobahn and several Southeast Germany suburbs.
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The swollen Danube river has flooded the Autobahn and several Southeast Germany suburbs.

The swollen Danube river near Fischerdorf, a suburb of Deggendorf on June 6.
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The swollen Danube river near Fischerdorf, a suburb of Deggendorf on June 6.

A police car on a highway near Deggendorf on June 6.
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A police car on a highway near Deggendorf on June 6.

Near Deggendorf on June 6.
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Near Deggendorf on June 6.

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A farm flooded by the Danube in Deggendorf on June 6. The following are also nearby farms on the same day.
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A farm flooded by the Danube in Deggendorf on June 6. The following are also nearby farms on the same day.

Deggendorf, June 6.
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Deggendorf, June 6.

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Residents push a car out of a garage flooded by the river Elbe in Dresden on June 5.
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Residents push a car out of a garage flooded by the river Elbe in Dresden on June 5.

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Flooded alotment gardens in Riesa on June 5.
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Flooded alotment gardens in Riesa on June 5.

Flooded streets of Goehlis on June 5.
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Flooded streets of Goehlis on June 5.

The flooded city of Meissen on June 5.
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The flooded city of Meissen on June 5.

A flooded container storage facility in Riesa on June 5.
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A flooded container storage facility in Riesa on June 5.

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The swollen Danube river (right) and the Inn river (left) in Passau on June 6.
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The swollen Danube river (right) and the Inn river (left) in Passau on June 6.

A house near Meissen on June 5.
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A house near Meissen on June 5.

Passau again on June 6.
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Passau again on June 6.

A boat on the streets of Meissen on June 5.
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A boat on the streets of Meissen on June 5.

A flooded alley near Meissen on June 5.
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A flooded alley near Meissen on June 5.

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