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In Pictures: Southwestern Alberta under raging water

Images from smaller communities in a state of emergency: High River, Canmore and others

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A swelled Cougar Creek rips through Canmore, Alta., during heavy flooding on June 21, 2013.

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A swelled Cougar Creek rips through Canmore, Alta., during heavy flooding on June 21, 2013.

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A police car blocks a flooded Trans-Canada Highway in Canmore, Alta. Friday, June 21, 2013.

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Flood waters surround the hospital in Canmore, Alta. Friday, June 21, 2013.

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Firefighters monitor flood waters that spilled over a highway north of High River, Alta., on June 21, 2013.

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Firefighter Cole Crawford peers through binoculars at flood waters that spilled over a highway north of High River, Alta., on June 21, 2013.

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Firefighters monitor flood waters that spilled over a highway north of High River, Alta., on June 21, 2013.

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A search and rescue boat carries rescued passengers from a flooded industrial site near a highway north of High River, Alta., on June 21, 2013. The rescued passengers spent the night moored on a structure they built in the water.

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An RCMP cruiser blocks access to the Trans Canada Highway in Canmore, Alta. on June 20, 2013.

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Flood waters made banks along Cougar Creek unstable and dangerous on June 20, 2013. Many residents of Canmore, Alta., on the south side of the creek, have been forced to evacuate.

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Canmore, Alta., residents survey rising waters along Cougar Creek on June 20, 2013.

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Workers deal with high water levels on Cougar Creek in Canmore, Alta., on June 20, 2013.

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Rising waters in Canmore, Alta., on June 20, 2013.

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Flooded stores in Black Diamond, Alta., after heavy rains have caused flooding, closed roads, and forced evacuations in southern Alberta on June 20, 2013.

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Local store fronts are under water in downtown High River, Alberta on Thursday, June 20, 2013. The town was under mandatory evacuation this morning they declared a state of emergency at 9:20 a.m. and anyone who lived near a river, creek or stream was asked to leave. Recently heavy rains caused the river to break the banks which runs right through town.

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Local store fronts are under water in downtown High River, Alberta on Thursday, June 20, 2013. The town was under mandatory evacuation this morning they declared a state of emergency at 9:20 a.m. and anyone who lived near a river, creek or stream was asked to leave. Recently heavy rains caused the river to break the banks which runs right through town.

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The main river breaks its banks and flows over the main bridge in downtown High River, Alberta on Thursday, June 20, 2013. The town was under mandatory evacuation this morning they declared a state of emergency at 9:20 a.m. and anyone who lived near a river, creek or stream was asked to leave. Recently heavy rains caused the river to break the banks which runs right through town.

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Local store fronts are under water in downtown High River, Alberta on Thursday, June 20, 2013. The town was under mandatory evacuation this morning they declared a state of emergency at 9:20 a.m. and anyone who lived near a river, creek or stream was asked to leave. Recently heavy rains caused the river to break the banks which runs right through town.

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A local drives through high water in downtown High River, Alberta on Thursday, June 20, 2013. The town was under mandatory evacuation this morning they declared a state of emergency at 9:20 a.m. and anyone who lived near a river, creek or stream was asked to leave. Recently heavy rains caused the river to break the banks which runs right through town.

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Employees at Sobeys wait behind sandbags at the main entrance in High River, Alberta on Thursday, June 20, 2013. The town was under mandatory evacuation this morning 60 kms south of Calgary and declared a state of emergency at 9:20 a.m. They asked anyone who lived near a river, creek or stream to leave. Recently heavy rains caused the river to break the banks which runs right through downtown. Photo by Chris Bolin / For The Globe and Mail

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Francois Gougeon, trips in deep water crossing the main road in High River, Alberta on Thursday, June 20, 2013. The town was under mandatory evacuation this morning 60 kms south of Calgary and declared a state of emergency at 9:20 a.m. They asked anyone who lived near a river, creek or stream to leave. Recently heavy rains caused the river to break the banks which runs right through downtown.

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