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22 Pictures Of The Worst Flooding To Hit Kashmir In Over A Century

A week of flooding in northern India and eastern Pakistan has left more than 400 people dead.

Posted on September 15, 2014, at 4:20 p.m. ET

1. A week of fierce flooding in the Indian-administered state of Kashmir and parts of Pakistan has left more than 400 people dead, 150,000 stranded, and thousands of homes and businesses destroyed.

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2. Indian authorities are calling it the worst flooding in the politically disputed region of Kashmir in over a century.

An aerial view of the flooded outskirts of Srinagar, in Indian-controlled Kashmir, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. India and Pakistan dispute each other's claims to the territory of Kashmir.
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An aerial view of the flooded outskirts of Srinagar, in Indian-controlled Kashmir, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. India and Pakistan dispute each other's claims to the territory of Kashmir.

3. Over the weekend, flood waters in some areas of Indian-administered Kashmir began to recede for the first time since the monsoons began on Sept. 3.

Residents check the receding water levels of their neighborhood in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Sunday, Sept. 14.
AP Photo/Dar Yasin

Residents check the receding water levels of their neighborhood in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Sunday, Sept. 14.

4. But on Monday, Indian emergency workers warned that the region was now at risk for waterborne diseases like cholera, which could spread fast in the fetid water still filling the Kashmir Valley.

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5. The floods have also destroyed many vital crop fields and roads, further complicating the recovery process.

An aerial view taken from a Pakistani Air Force helicopter of a flooded area in Shujabad Punjab province, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.
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An aerial view taken from a Pakistani Air Force helicopter of a flooded area in Shujabad Punjab province, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.

6. Emergency workers in Indian-administered Kashmir have struggled to reach residents stranded in inhospitable areas.

A volunteer rescue team in Kashmir evacuates an elderly flood victim from her house in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.
AP Photo/Altaf Qadri

A volunteer rescue team in Kashmir evacuates an elderly flood victim from her house in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.

7. Over the weekend, Pakistan blew up several dikes in an attempt to revert river waters and relieve pressure on Kashmir, AP reported.

A partially submerged car in a flooded neighborhood of Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.
AP Photo/ Altaf Qadri

A partially submerged car in a flooded neighborhood of Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.

8. Some residents of Indian-controlled Kashmir have sought relief from non-governmental organizations.

Kashmiri volunteers prepare packets of food for flood victims at a non-governmental relief camp in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.
AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan

Kashmiri volunteers prepare packets of food for flood victims at a non-governmental relief camp in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.

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9. But now, as some of the flooding finally begins to recede, new needs and health risks are rising.

Indian migrant workers wade through receding flood waters in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.
AP Photo/Altaf Qadri

Indian migrant workers wade through receding flood waters in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.

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A dog stranded on a tree in an flooded neighborhood in Indian-controlled Kashmir, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.
AP Photo/ Altaf Qadri

A dog stranded on a tree in an flooded neighborhood in Indian-controlled Kashmir, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.

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Flood victims sit by a damaged road in Muzzafargarh, Punjab province, India, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.
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Flood victims sit by a damaged road in Muzzafargarh, Punjab province, India, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.

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Kashmiri flood victim Nazir Ahamed Dar hugs his sister, Rafiqa, after they reunited at a relief camp for flood victims in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.
AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan

Kashmiri flood victim Nazir Ahamed Dar hugs his sister, Rafiqa, after they reunited at a relief camp for flood victims in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.

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13.

A Kashmiri flood victim sits outside his damaged home in Rakshalina village south of Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.
AP Photo/ Dar Yasin

A Kashmiri flood victim sits outside his damaged home in Rakshalina village south of Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.

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Flood victims wade through receding flood waters in Rakshalina village, south in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.
AP Photo/ Dar Yasin

Flood victims wade through receding flood waters in Rakshalina village, south in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.

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Kashmiri women salvage what they can from the debris of their flood-damaged house in Chak village, south of Srinagar, India, Monday, Sep. 15, 2014.
AP Photo/Dar Yasin

Kashmiri women salvage what they can from the debris of their flood-damaged house in Chak village, south of Srinagar, India, Monday, Sep. 15, 2014.

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Kashmiri flood victims leave wet clothes and bedding to dry on a railway track near Srinagar, India, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.
AP Photo/Altaf Qadri

Kashmiri flood victims leave wet clothes and bedding to dry on a railway track near Srinagar, India, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.

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A Kashmiri flood victim carrying a sack of relief material walks towards Teing village near Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.
AP Photo/Altaf Qadri

A Kashmiri flood victim carrying a sack of relief material walks towards Teing village near Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.

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Flood victims in Kashmir make their way back through receding flood waters after after collecting relief material near Srinagar, India, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.
AP Photo/Altaf Qadri

Flood victims in Kashmir make their way back through receding flood waters after after collecting relief material near Srinagar, India, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.

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A Kashmiri man carries his mother in Srinagar, Kashmir, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.
AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan

A Kashmiri man carries his mother in Srinagar, Kashmir, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.

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Kashmiri women cover their faces to block out the foul smell of an animal carcass as they prepare to leave in a boat in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.
AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan

Kashmiri women cover their faces to block out the foul smell of an animal carcass as they prepare to leave in a boat in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.

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The submerged Lal Ded hospital, the only government maternity hospital in the flooded area of Wazir Bagh in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.
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The submerged Lal Ded hospital, the only government maternity hospital in the flooded area of Wazir Bagh in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.

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Flood water gushes through the main roads in the Wazirbagh area of Srinagar, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.
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Flood water gushes through the main roads in the Wazirbagh area of Srinagar, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.

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