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In Pictures: Edinburgh Flooding

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image captionA heavy downpour caused flash flooding in on roads in Morningside, Colinton and Oxgangs. Picture taken by Arran Wilson.
image captionNick Pike took this photo of lightning over the capital. He lives in a top floor flat with a balcony. He said the weather had been "really strange".
image captionResidents in Balcarres Street said water being pushed to the side by cars and buses was shunting parked cars into each other.
image captionCars struggled through the water logged streets after the sudden heavy downpours across the city. Pic by Arran Wilson.
image captionThe Saab showroom on Balcarres Street in Edinburgh was flooded during the torrential downpour. Pic by James O'Brien.
image captionThe emergency services unblocked drains to get rid of the flood water.
image captionFirefighters worked to move parked cars after the flash flooding.
image captionParked cars bumped into each other as water levels rose on streets in the capital.
image captionDrainage trucks worked to clear the flood water in the Morningside area of the capital.

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