Pictures: Huge floods in China's Sichuan province

10 July 2013 Last updated at 10:51 BST

Heavy rain in south west China's Sichuan province causes severe flooding in some areas, with bridges and buildings washed away and a landslide reported.
This picture taken on 9 July 2013 shows heavy flood waters sweeping through Beichuan in south-west China's Sichuan province
Heavy rain in south west China's Sichuan province has caused severe flooding in some areas, with bridges and buildings washed away and a landslide reported.
This picture taken on July 9, 2013 shows residents walking along a flooded street in a district in Chengdu, southwest China's Sichuan province.
The rain, which has been going on for days, has flooded many parts of the province, meaning many people have had to leave their homes.
In this image taken by mobile phone camera, what remains of the Qinglian bridge that was swept away by heaving flood waters is seen in the city of Jiangyou in Sichuan on 9 July 2013
On Tuesday, the Qinglian bridge in Jiangyou city was washed away, with at least 12 people reported missing. On Wednesday, up to 40 people were reported buried in a landslide elsewhere in the province.
A policeman carries a man on his back as he walks on a flooded street after heavy rainfalls hit Chengdu, Sichuan province, 9 July 2013
Transport in flood-hit parts of Sichuan and neighbouring Yunnan province has been paralysed, state media say.
Residents travel on an excavator as others commute through flooded streets in a district in Chengdu, southwest China's Sichuan province.
Chinese officials said that the heavy rain had affected more than 500,000 people in Sichuan and Yunnan provinces.
This picture taken on 9 July 2013 shows rescuers looking for victims as heavy flood waters sweep through Beichuan in south-west China's Sichuan province
Thousands of rescue workers have been working to bring stranded residents to safety. Heavy rain like this is common at this time of year in the region - but these floods are particularly extreme.
This picture taken on 9 July 2013 shows a man standing in his flooded shop in a district in Chengdu, south-west China's Sichuan province
Heavy rainfall is forecast in Sichuan province over the next 24 hours - so there could be more flooding.