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Thomas Frey

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The Danube River reached its highest level in 500 years. The Elbe, Rhine, and other rivers and tributaries are cresting high as well as swathes of central Europe lie inundated by floodwaters that have killed 12 and displaced tens of thousands. Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Czech Republic have been severely affected, as Hungary prepares for the swell of water. Gathered here are images of the flooding and people affected in the last several days. -- Lane Turner (40 photos total)
The river Rhine floods Mainz, Germany on June 2, 2013 (picture taken with an underwater camera). (Fredrik Von Erichsen/AFP/Getty Images)     

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EFFORTLESS: Rafael Nadal of Spain faced off against Juan Monaco of Argentina during day one of the final Davis Cup match between Spain and Argentina Friday in Seville, Spain. (Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)

DANGEROUS FIND: Firemen eyed a bomb from World War II, lying near a temporary dam in the Rhine River. In the biggest evacuation of German postwar history, all residents living within 1.8-kilometer radius are being evacuated so the bomb can be defused Sunday. (Thomas Frey/European Pressphoto Agency)

WELCOME PRESENCE: Pro-democracy opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, right, embraced U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after the two spoke to the press at Ms. Suu Kyi’s residence in Yangon, Myanmar, Friday. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

WHAT GOES AROUND: A man with an eye injury joined people protesting against Egypt’s military government in prayers Friday in Cairo. (Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images)

SHATTERED? Glass bottles waited to be wrapped for shipping at the Vitro SAB plant in Toluca, Mexico, Thursday. The Mexican glassmaker, which defaulted on $1.5 billion of bonds, probably won’t conclude its debt restructuring by the end of the year, as forecast, according to a court-appointed arbitrator. (Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg)

NO MORE MUSIC: Agents with Brazil’s Revenue Service destroyed nearly three million pirated products, including music, movies, publications and software, on the eve of the National Day Against Piracy. (Pedro Ladeira/Agencia Estado/Zuma Press)

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