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In Pictures: Britain’s latest bout of flooding

The River Thames has burst its banks after reaching its highest level in years, flooding riverside towns upstream of London.

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Britain's Defence Secretary Philip Hammond walks along a flooded road in the village of Wraysbury, southern England February 11, 2014.

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A resident carries sandbags to protect his property from the floods, in the centre of the village of Datchet, England, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. The River Thames has burst its banks after reaching its highest level in years, flooding riverside towns upstream of London.

Lefteris Pitarakis/AP

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The River Thames has burst its banks after reaching its highest level in years, flooding riverside towns upstream of London.

Lefteris Pitarakis/AP

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A woman sits in a boat pulled by a companion through a flooded street, in the centre of the village of Datchet, England, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. The River Thames has burst its banks after reaching its highest level in years, flooding riverside towns upstream of London.

Lefteris Pitarakis/AP

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A man sits in a boat pulled by a companion through a flooded street, in the centre of the village of Datchet, England, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.

Lefteris Pitarakis/AP

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A girl walks in a flooded park in the village of Datchet, England, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. The River Thames has burst its banks after reaching its highest level in years, flooding riverside towns upstream of London. Residents and British troops piled up sandbags to protect properties from the latest bout of flooding, but the river overwhelmed their defenses in several places Monday, leaving areas including the center of the village of Datchet underwater.

Lefteris Pitarakis/AP

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A man stands at a crossing next to the flooded railway in the village of Datchet, England, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. The River Thames has burst its banks after reaching its highest level in years, flooding riverside towns upstream of London. England has had its wettest January since 1766.

Lefteris Pitarakis/AP

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Children paddle their inflatable boat through a flooded street, in the centre of the village of Datchet, England, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.

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A resident moves sandbags to surround a property from the floods, in the centre of the village of Datchet, England, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.

Lefteris Pitarakis/AP

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A resident's Wellington boots are seen splashing through water after the river Thames flooded the village of Wraysbury, southern England February 11, 2014.

Eddie Keogh/Reuters

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Resident Jo Samuel Blackstock (C) is rescued from her house after the river Thames flooded the village of Wraysbury, southern England February 11, 2014. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh (BRITAIN - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)

Eddie Keogh/Reuters

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