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In pictures: UK flooding continues

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Image caption A resident watches flood waters recede after the rivers Ouse and Foss burst their banks

Flooding continues to disrupt many parts of the north of England.

Torrential downpours caused rivers to burst their banks in Yorkshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester, leaving homes and businesses wrecked and infrastructure damaged.

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Image caption Streets usually flooded with tourists in York are empty of people after they were swamped by river water. Seen here is King Street
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Image caption And here in Tower Street, yards from the remains of York Castle, built by William the Conqueror
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Image caption Businesses are continuing to clean up traces of the water in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
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Image caption This bookshop in Hebden Bridge was badly affected by the rising waters
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Image caption Cawood Bridge in Cawood, between York and Selby, has been overwhelmed
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Image caption Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, Duke of Lancaster's Regiment are seen grabbing a brief rest from helping with flood relief
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Image caption Residents and shop owners have had to clear their belongings onto the streets of Tadcaster in Yorkshire
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Image caption This Tadcaster shop has been badly damaged by the flood waters
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Image caption Cars have been overwhelmed by the scale of the flooding in some areas
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Image caption Workers from a taxi firm found time for a pot of tea amid the clean-up in York
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Image caption This car park in Shipley, West Yorkshire, was left underwater
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Image caption Meanwhile, some residents in York were forced to use a canoe to paddle from their homes
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Image caption Others were given piggybacks by rescue crews as a quick method of getting them to dry land

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