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In Pictures: Calgarians cope with flood waters

Scenes from Alberta's largest city, parts of which are under evacuation order

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Olive Norquay checks over her medications after arriving at her temporary hotel accommodations in Calgary after she was evacuated from a seniors care facility June 21, 2013.

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Residents leave the flooding downtown core as new orders evacuating all of downtown were issued in Calgary on June 21, 2013.

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A woman photographs a mannequin sitting in a closed restaurant in a deserted downtown neighbourhood of Calgary on June 21, 2013.

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A couple looks on as floodwaters rise downtown during a mandatory evacuation in Calgary on June 21, 2013.

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Calgarians look out over a flooded Calgary Stampede grounds and Saddledome in Calgary on June 21, 2013.

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A man records a view of the flooded Calgary Stampede grounds and Saddledome due to heavy rains that have caused flooding, closed roads, and forced evacuations in Calgary on June 21, 2013.

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The Calgary Stampede grounds are flooded due to the heavy rains that have caused flooding, closed roads, and forced evacuations in Calgary on June 21, 2013.

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Men navigate a fence above flooded streets in Calgary on June 21, 2013.

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The C-Train station at Stampede Park in Calgary is shown under water on June 21, 2013, as the city faced a state of emergency after the river crested early in the morning and as many as 100,000 people have been told to evacuate.

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A flooded street in Calgary's Mission neighbourhood June 21, 2013.

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A Humvee drives through a flooded street in Calgary's Mission neighbourhood June 21, 2013.

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Neighbours survey the area of Elbow Park as Calgary faces a city-wide state of emergency after the river crested early in the morning and as many as 100,000 people have been told to evacuate.

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A man walks past the C-Train station at Stampede Park in Calgary on June 21, 2013.

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A police officer tries to clear a stream of water that spilled over the banks of the Elbow River in Calgary's Mission neighbourhood on June 21, 2013.

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A view of downtown Calgary on, June 21, 2013, with the Bow River and Langevin bridge on the left.

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A resident in Calgary's Mission neighbourhood rides her scooter on June 21, 2013.

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The city of Calgary faces a city-wide state of emergency after the Elbow River crested early in the morning on June 21, 2013.

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Emergency responders survey the scene on a flooded street in Calgary's Mission neighbourhood June 21, 2013.

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A flooded street in Calgary's Mission neighbourhood, June 21, 201

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A flooded street in Calgary's Mission neighbourhood June 21, 2013.

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The Calgary neighborhood of Elbow Park and its houses sit under water.

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Lance Shabatura takes a photo of the flooded Bow River and downtown area of Calgary on June 21, 2013.

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Residents of Chinatown leave the downtown core as Chinatown residents were on a mandatory evacuation order in Calgary on June 21, 2013

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Sunnyside residents check out the flooding on Memorial Drive from the rising waters of the Bow River in Calgary on June 21, 2013.

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