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Air rescue for brown bears trapped by floods in Russia

19 August 2013 Last updated at 16:56 BST

Two brown bears have been airlifted to safety amid severe flooding in Russia's far east.

Rescuers decided to move the animals from a tourist camp near the city of Blagoveshchensk as flood waters rose.

More than 20,000 people have been evacuated from flood-stricken areas and the Amur river has burst its banks after heavy rain.

Mike Embley has more details.