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In pictures: UK flood misery continues

Flooding in the village of Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland Image copyright PA

Torrential downpours and gale-force winds have battered a great swathe of the UK, forcing people out of their homes and cutting off power supplies. Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England have borne the brunt, with some towns facing the second floods in a week.

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Image caption The people of Tadcaster, in North Yorkshire, have had their town split in two after its historic stone bridge collapsed. Fire crews and the military have been helping to restore some calm to the market town.
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Image caption The community rallied around to help one another too. Five-year-old Isabelle Scott handed out biscuits to the emergency services.
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Image caption People in the South Ayrshire village of Straiton needed help from fire crews to leave their homes as water levels rose all around them
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Image caption People in Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, were evacuated from low-lying properties. Most are now without electricity and phones.
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Image caption People watched as waves crashed over the Cobb at Lyme Regis, Dorset
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Image caption Further east along the coastline, Newhaven Lighthouse was being battered by waves too
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Image caption Roads have been flooded as heavy rain and 80mph winds whipped across Northern Ireland

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