Storm Ciara: In pictures

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Storm Ciara swept across the UK on Sunday, with heavy rain and gusts of up to 97mph causing widespread flooding and major disruption on the transport network.

Waves crash over Newhaven Lighthouse on the south coast of EnglandImage source, AFP
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Large areas of the UK were covered by an amber warning for very strong winds, which hit the south coast of England on Sunday morning
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Parts of the promenade were closed in Newcastle, County Down in Northern Ireland as the storm moved in during the day
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There was strong sea spray in Porthcawl, Wales
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The storm also brought widespread flooding. The town of Appleby-in-Westmorland in Cumbria was submerged after the River Eden burst its banks
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Residents in the area were left battling to protect their homes
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As the floodwaters rose in Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire, geese swam in the streets
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Homes were also flooded in Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire
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One car in the area was completely submerged by the water
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Water from the River Tweed submerged trees in the Scottish Borders near Peebles
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This group of sheep became stranded as a result
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Drivers were warned to take extra care during the severe weather. Firefighters in Blackpool had to rescue a stranded driver whose car got stuck in floodwater
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Fallen trees and other debris blocked roads during the storm
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This tree in Newborough, near Peterborough, fell on power lines. Thousands of people were without electricity across the UK amid the severe weather conditions
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Flood warnings were issued around the UK, while airports cancelled dozens of flights, and ferry passengers faced delays and cancellations
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Sporting events were cancelled throughout the UK, including in Manchester, which was also hit by floods. Manchester City's Premier League match against West Ham was among the cancellations
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But despite the disruption, some in West Bay, Dorset, enjoyed leaning into the strong winds
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Meanwhile, body boarders took advantage of the stormy waves at Broad Haven, Pembrokeshire, in Wales

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