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In pictures: Flooding sweeps Balkans

  • 19 May 2014
  • From the section Europe
Boat carrying rescued pigs during heavy floods in Vojskova, Bosnia. 19 May 2014
Floods have affected more than a million Bosnians - a quarter of the population - the government says. Here, villagers in Vojskova rescue pigs from the water.
Volunteers carry food for residents in Obrenovac, Serbia
In neighbouring Serbia, authorities have ordered the evacuation of Obrenovac where a river surge threatens the country's largest power plant. Emergency supplies are being brought in.
Man waits to be rescued from his house in Vojskova, Bosnia. 19 May
At least 35 people have died in five days of floods and the toll is expected to rise. Thousands have fled their homes.
Volunteers and police pass sandbags to reinforce bank of River Sava near Sabac, west of Belgrade. 19 May 2014
Volunteers and police formed a human chain to help reinforce the banks of the swollen River Sava, west of Belgrade.
Landslide in Topcic Polje, near the Bosnian town of Zenica. 19 May 2014
Torrential rain has triggered hundreds of landslides, like here in the Bosnian village of Topcic Polje.
Man waits to be rescued from his house in Vojskova, Bosnia. 19 May 2014
The floods are the worst in the region since records began, 120 years ago.