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Paris is flooded, but so is Germany and Texas

Floods in Germany and France have killed at least 10 people and forced thousands away from their homes, while five soldiers have been killed as storms dumped more rain on flood-hit parts of Texas.

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Floods in Germany and France have killed at least 10 people and forced thousands from their homes, officials said as Paris’ Louvre museum announced it would move treasures out of reach of the swollen Seine.

Barges are moored together near the Eiffel Tower as high waters cover the banks of the Seine River in Paris, France, after days of almost non-stop rain caused flooding in the country. (Source:Reuters photo)

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The world’s most visited museum said it would shut its doors on Friday to evacuate artworks from its basement storage, as the nearby river began to burst its banks following days of torrential rain.

A man sits in a dinghy as he makes his way towards a houseboat along the banks of the Seine River in Paris.(Source:Reuters photo)

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Several towns in southern Germany have been devastated by flooding that has also seen rescuers in central France rowing lifeboats down streets turned into muddy rivers.

Padlocks clipped by lovers are seen in front of the flooded river-side of the River Seine in Paris. (Source:Reuters photo)

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Forecasters in both countries warned of more downpours over the next 24 hours.

A "Bateaux Mouches" tourist boat approaches the Zouave statue on the Pont de l'Alma as high waters causes minor flooding along the Seine River in Paris, France. The Zouave statue is considered an indicator of the level of the Seine, so when his feet are under water, emergency flood precautions are taken.(Source:Reuters photo)

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In France, a man on horseback died after he was swept away in a swollen river in Evry-Gregy-sur-Yerre, southeast of Paris, the local prefecture said.

A fireman pulls a woman and her dog to shore, by a row of houseboats on the river Seine in Paris France. The Seine River has overflowed embankments in Paris as floods hit or threaten cities and towns around France.(Source:AP photo)

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The 74-year-old’s body was recovered from the water by firefighters. The horse made its own way back to safety, police said.

Men paddle towards a houseboat along the banks of the Seine River in Paris. (Source:Reuters photo)

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There were also chaotic scenes in the German town of Simbach am Inn, where the force of the water swept away the entire stock of a sawmill, leaving huge stacks of splintered wood blocking roads.

Cars floating in the middle of the street between wooden blocks in the flood waters in Simbach, Germany, after heavy rainfalls. (Source:AP photo)

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On one street, a car could be seen parked vertically against the wall of a house, pushed there by the floodwaters. Many other vehicles lay flipped over on roads blanketed by mud.

Cars float in the flood waters in Simbach in Simbach am Inn, Germany. Several people have died. (Source:AP photo)

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Five people have been killed in the Simbach area, including three women from the same family — a mother, grandmother and daughter — who had been trapped in their house. Two other elderly people were also found dead in their homes.

An aerial view of damage caused by floods in the Bavarian village of Simbach am Inn east of Munich, Germany.(Source:Reuters photo)

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A US Army truck overturned in a swollen Fort Hood creek on Thursday, killing five soldiers and leaving four missing as storms dumped more rain on flood-hit parts of Texas.

Chance Morgan canoes past flooded townhouses in the Forest Cove neighborhood as he tries to get to his home near Kingwood, Texas. Parts of Texas have been inundated with rain in the last week, and more than half of the state is under flood watches or warnings, including the counties near Fort Hood. At least six people died in floods last week in Central and Southeast Texas. (Source:AP photo)

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The rising floodwaters in Texas scrambled transportation, further swelled rivers already over their banks and sent more people to evacuation shelters.

Chance Morgan, right, pulls Jake Wells past new sand bars and into the flood waters surrounding their townhouse on Aqua Vista Drive Thursday, June 2, 2016 near Kingwood, Texas. (Source:AP photo)

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Three soldiers were rescued from the water and were in stable condition at a hospital, the statement said. Fort Hood, about 70 miles (110 km) north of Austin, is the biggest active-duty armor post in the United States.

Cattle are driven west, away from the surging Brazos River, down FM 1462 in Brazoria County, Texas, on Thursday. (Source:AP photo)