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In pictures: Massive flooding leaves parts of the Balkans under water

Communities in Serbia and Bosnia battled to protect towns and power plants on Monday from rising flood waters and landslides that have devastated swathes of both countries and killed dozens of people.

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A flooded area is seen in Obrenovac, some 30 kilometres southwest of Belgrade, Serbia, Monday, May 19, 2014. Belgrade braced for a river surge Monday that threatened to inundate Serbia's main power plant and cause major power cuts in the crisis-stricken country as the Balkans struggle with the consequences of the worst flooding in southeastern Europe in more than a century. At least 35 people have died in Serbia and Bosnia in the five days of flooding caused by unprecedented torrential rain, laying waste to entire towns and villages and sending tens of thousands of people out of their homes, authorities said.

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Bosnian men rescue a stranded dog, as they search for people and animals after flooding in the village of Vojskova near the Bosnian town of Bosanski Samac, 200 kilometres north of Sarajevo, on Monday, May 19, 2014.

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People look for clothes among a donated pile during heavy floods in Bosanski Samac May 19, 2014. Bosnia said on Monday that more than a quarter of its four million people had been affected by the worst floods to hit the Balkans in living memory, comparing the "terrifying" destruction to that of the country's 1992-95 war.

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People ride a boat during heavy floods on a main street in Bosanski Samac May 19, 2014.

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Men sit on a car porch during heavy floods in Bosanski Samac May 19, 2014.

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A Bosnian soldier searches for mines in fields near the banks of the river Bosnia, which flooded near the town of Visoko, 30 kilometres north of Sarajevo Tuesday May 20, 2014.

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Sheep are seen on the terrace of a flooded house in Obrenovac, southwest of Belgrade, May 20, 2014.

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A veterinarian places a dead deer along with drowned pigs in a boat for disinfection, during heavy floods in the village of Prud, May 20, 2014.

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A Bosnian worker prepares to take away dead cows from a farm near the Bosnian town of Bosanski Samac on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.

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Villagers paddle a boat carrying rescued pigs during heavy floods in Vojskova May 19, 2014. More than a quarter of Bosnia's four million people have been affected by the worst floods to hit the Balkans in more than a century, the government said on Monday, warning of "terrifying" destruction comparable to the country's 1992-95 war.

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A man climbs on the roof of a house to feed pigs they rescued during heavy floods in the village of Vojskova, May 19, 2014. Communities in Serbia and Bosnia battled to protect towns and power plants on Monday from rising flood waters and landslides that have devastated swathes of both countries and killed dozens of people.

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A man waits to be rescued from his house during heavy floods in Vojskova, May 19, 2014. More than a quarter of Bosnia's four million people have been affected by the worst floods to hit the Balkans in more than a century, the government said on Monday, warning of "terrifying" destruction comparable to the country's 1992-95 war.

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A man waits to be rescued from his house during heavy floods in Vojskova, May 19, 2014. More than a quarter of Bosnia's four million people have been affected by the worst floods to hit the Balkans in more than a century, the government said on Monday, warning of "terrifying" destruction comparable to the country's 1992-95 war.

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A man waits to be rescued from his house during heavy floods in the village of Vojskova, May 19, 2014. Communities in Serbia and Bosnia battled to protect towns and power plants on Monday from rising flood waters and landslides that have devastated swathes of both countries and killed dozens of people.

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A pig is stranded on a roof during heavy floods in Vojskova, May 19, 2014. More than a quarter of Bosnia's four million people have been affected by the worst floods to hit the Balkans in more than a century, the government said on Monday, warning of "terrifying" destruction comparable to the country's 1992-95 war.

SRDJAN ZIVULOVIC/REUTERS

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People ride on tractor in a flooded street in Obrenovac, some 30 kilometers (18 miles) southwest of Belgrade, Serbia, Monday, May 19, 2014. Belgrade braced for a river surge Monday that threatened to inundate Serbia's main power plant and cause major power cuts in the crisis-stricken country as the Balkans struggle with the consequences of the worst flooding in southeastern Europe in more than a century.

Darko Vojinovic/AP

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A military amphibious vehicle drives through street where flood waters are retreating in Obrenovac, some 30 kilometers (18 miles) southwest of Belgrade, Serbia, Monday, May 19, 2014. Belgrade braced for a river surge Monday that threatened to inundate Serbia's main power plant and cause major power cuts in the crisis-stricken country as the Balkans struggle with the consequences of the worst flooding in southeastern Europe in more than a century.

Darko Vojinovic/AP

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Two men trying to restart their van stuck in a flooded street in Obrenovac, some 30 kilometers (18 miles) southwest of Belgrade, Serbia, Monday, May 19, 2014. Belgrade braced for a river surge Monday that threatened to inundate Serbia's main power plant and cause major power cuts in the crisis-stricken country as the Balkans struggle with the consequences of the worst flooding in southeastern Europe in more than a century.

Darko Vojinovic/AP

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People stand on the top of a building, waiting for food, in Maglaj, May 16, 2014. Last three days city Maglaj is cut off. The whole city is floded, army and police rescue people and bring them food.

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A pig waits to be rescued during heavy floods in Vojskova, May 19, 2014. More than a quarter of Bosnia's four million people have been affected by the worst floods to hit the Balkans in more than a century, the government said on Monday, warning of "terrifying" destruction comparable to the country's 1992-95 war.

SRDJAN ZIVULOVIC/REUTERS

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A man reacts near a house tilted by floods in the village of Krupanj, west from Belgrade, May 19, 2014. Communities in Serbia and Bosnia battled to protect towns and power plants on Monday from rising flood waters and landslides that have devastated swathes of both countries and killed dozens of people.

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