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Kevin Corriveau | 29 Sep 2012 08:18 GMT
Residents survey the damage and loss to property after heavy rains have flooded the region.
Mud and flood waters as high as chest deep have caused extensive damage to property.
A man climbs over a car covered with mud.
Southern Spain has seen over a month(***)s worth of rain in just 3 days.
Similar to this scene, an elderly woman died in floods driven by a rainstorm that overturned cars and forced hundreds from their homes.
People pull a cupboard through the flooded streets.
Whole towns and cities across southern Spain are in the process of cleaning up from the flood waters and mud.
Flood waters are easing gradually, but dangerous low water crossings pose a threat to driving.
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Human Rights, Politics, Racism
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Egypt, Sudan, Middle East
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