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Germany counts cost of floods as hopes of finding survivors fade

A man passes by a pile of damaged vehicles after heavy rainfalls in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, along Ahr river in Rhineland-Palatinate state, Germany, July 22, 2021. More than 170 people died in last week\u0027s flooding, Germany\u0027s worst natural disaster in more than half a century, and thousands went missing. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
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A man passes by a pile of damaged vehicles after heavy rainfalls in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, along Ahr river in Rhineland-Palatinate state, Germany, July 22, 2021. More than 170 people died in last week's flooding, Germany's worst natural disaster in more than half a century, and thousands went missing. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

Jul 22, 2021 4:34 PM EDT
People help to clean up following heavy rainfalls, in Bad Muenstereifel, North Rhine-Westphalia state, Germany, July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen
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People help to clean up following heavy rainfalls, in Bad Muenstereifel, North Rhine-Westphalia state, Germany, July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Jul 22, 2021 4:34 PM EDT
A pile of debris is seen after heavy rainfalls in Ahrweiler, along Ahr river in Rhineland-Palatinate state, Germany, July 22, 2021. REUTERS/Christian Mang
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A pile of debris is seen after heavy rainfalls in Ahrweiler, along Ahr river in Rhineland-Palatinate state, Germany, July 22, 2021. REUTERS/Christian Mang

Jul 22, 2021 4:34 PM EDT
A couple walks on a street in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, along Ahr river in Rhineland-Palatinate state, Germany, July 22, 2021. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
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A couple walks on a street in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, along Ahr river in Rhineland-Palatinate state, Germany, July 22, 2021. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

Jul 22, 2021 4:34 PM EDT
Debris is collected after heavy rainfalls in Ahrweiler, along Ahr river in Rhineland-Palatinate state, Germany, July 22, 2021. REUTERS/Christian Mang
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Debris is collected after heavy rainfalls in Ahrweiler, along Ahr river in Rhineland-Palatinate state, Germany, July 22, 2021. REUTERS/Christian Mang

Jul 22, 2021 4:34 PM EDT
People clean the debris after heavy rainfalls in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, along Ahr river in Rhineland-Palatinate state, Germany, July 22, 2021. REUTERS/Christian Mang
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People clean the debris after heavy rainfalls in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, along Ahr river in Rhineland-Palatinate state, Germany, July 22, 2021. REUTERS/Christian Mang

Jul 22, 2021 4:34 PM EDT
A damaged vehicle is seen in a cemetery after heavy rainfalls in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, along Ahr river in Rhineland-Palatinate state, Germany, July 22, 2021. REUTERS/Christian Mang
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A damaged vehicle is seen in a cemetery after heavy rainfalls in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, along Ahr river in Rhineland-Palatinate state, Germany, July 22, 2021. REUTERS/Christian Mang

Jul 22, 2021 4:34 PM EDT
A message is seen on the muddy windshield of a wehicle after heavy rainfalls in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, along Ahr river in Rhineland-Palatinate state, Germany, July 22, 2021. REUTERS/Christian Mang
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A message is seen on the muddy windshield of a wehicle after heavy rainfalls in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, along Ahr river in Rhineland-Palatinate state, Germany, July 22, 2021. REUTERS/Christian Mang

Jul 22, 2021 4:34 PM EDT
Debris is seen on a muddy street after heavy rainfalls in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, along Ahr river in Rhineland-Palatinate state, Germany, July 22, 2021. REUTERS/Christian Mang
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Debris is seen on a muddy street after heavy rainfalls in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, along Ahr river in Rhineland-Palatinate state, Germany, July 22, 2021. REUTERS/Christian Mang

Jul 22, 2021 4:34 PM EDT
German Bundeswehr soldiers help to clean up the debris following heavy rainfalls, in Bad Muenstereifel, North Rhine-Westphalia state, Germany, July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen
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German Bundeswehr soldiers help to clean up the debris following heavy rainfalls, in Bad Muenstereifel, North Rhine-Westphalia state, Germany, July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Jul 22, 2021 4:34 PM EDT
A soldier throws water out of a house, following heavy rainfalls, in Bad Muenstereifel, North Rhine-Westphalia state, Germany, July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen
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A soldier throws water out of a house, following heavy rainfalls, in Bad Muenstereifel, North Rhine-Westphalia state, Germany, July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Jul 22, 2021 4:34 PM EDT
German Bundeswehr soldiers rescue a German national flag as they help to clean up following heavy rainfalls, in Bad Muenstereifel, North Rhine-Westphalia state, Germany, July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen
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German Bundeswehr soldiers rescue a German national flag as they help to clean up following heavy rainfalls, in Bad Muenstereifel, North Rhine-Westphalia state, Germany, July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Jul 22, 2021 4:34 PM EDT
German Bundeswehr soldiers help to clean up the debris following heavy rainfalls, in Bad Muenstereifel, North Rhine-Westphalia state, Germany, July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen
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German Bundeswehr soldiers help to clean up the debris following heavy rainfalls, in Bad Muenstereifel, North Rhine-Westphalia state, Germany, July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Jul 22, 2021 4:34 PM EDT
Cars are piled up, following heavy rainfalls, in Dernau, Germany July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Christian Mang
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Cars are piled up, following heavy rainfalls, in Dernau, Germany July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Christian Mang

Jul 22, 2021 4:34 PM EDT
German Bundeswehr soldiers help to clean up the debris following heavy rainfalls, in Bad Muenstereifel, North Rhine-Westphalia state, Germany, July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen
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German Bundeswehr soldiers help to clean up the debris following heavy rainfalls, in Bad Muenstereifel, North Rhine-Westphalia state, Germany, July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Jul 22, 2021 4:34 PM EDT
German Bundeswehr soldiers help to clean up the debris following heavy rainfalls, in Bad Muenstereifel, North Rhine-Westphalia state, Germany, July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen
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German Bundeswehr soldiers help to clean up the debris following heavy rainfalls, in Bad Muenstereifel, North Rhine-Westphalia state, Germany, July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Jul 22, 2021 4:34 PM EDT
Debris is piled up in front of a closed outlet store, following heavy rainfalls, in Bad Muenstereifel, North Rhine-Westphalia state, Germany, July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen
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Debris is piled up in front of a closed outlet store, following heavy rainfalls, in Bad Muenstereifel, North Rhine-Westphalia state, Germany, July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Jul 22, 2021 4:34 PM EDT
German Bundeswehr soldiers help to clean up following heavy rainfalls, in Bad Muenstereifel, North Rhine-Westphalia state, Germany, July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen
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German Bundeswehr soldiers help to clean up following heavy rainfalls, in Bad Muenstereifel, North Rhine-Westphalia state, Germany, July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Jul 22, 2021 4:34 PM EDT
People move the debris following heavy rainfalls, in Bad Muenstereifel, North Rhine-Westphalia state, Germany, July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen
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People move the debris following heavy rainfalls, in Bad Muenstereifel, North Rhine-Westphalia state, Germany, July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Jul 22, 2021 4:34 PM EDT
Damages are seen in an area affected by floods caused by heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 20, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen
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Damages are seen in an area affected by floods caused by heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 20, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Jul 22, 2021 4:34 PM EDT
Debris is piled up in front of a closed shop following heavy rainfalls, in Bad Muenstereifel, North Rhine-Westphalia state, Germany, July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen
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Debris is piled up in front of a closed shop following heavy rainfalls, in Bad Muenstereifel, North Rhine-Westphalia state, Germany, July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Jul 22, 2021 4:34 PM EDT
Debris are seen in an area affected by floods caused by heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 20, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen
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Debris are seen in an area affected by floods caused by heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 20, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Jul 22, 2021 4:34 PM EDT
People remove debris and rubbish, following heavy rainfalls, in Insul, Rhineland-Palatinate state, Germany, July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Christian Mang
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People remove debris and rubbish, following heavy rainfalls, in Insul, Rhineland-Palatinate state, Germany, July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Christian Mang

Jul 22, 2021 4:34 PM EDT
People cross a makeshift bridge made by members of the Bundeswehr near the destroyed bridge, following heavy rainfalls along the nearby Ahr river, in Insul, Rhineland-Palatinate state, Germany, July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Christian Mang
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People cross a makeshift bridge made by members of the Bundeswehr near the destroyed bridge, following heavy rainfalls along the nearby Ahr river, in Insul, Rhineland-Palatinate state, Germany, July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Christian Mang

Jul 22, 2021 4:34 PM EDT
Damages are seen in an area affected by floods caused by heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 20, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen
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Damages are seen in an area affected by floods caused by heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 20, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Jul 22, 2021 4:34 PM EDT
Wreckage and debris are pictured around a damaged house, following heavy rainfalls, in Insul, Rhineland-Palatinate state, Germany, July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Christian Mang
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Wreckage and debris are pictured around a damaged house, following heavy rainfalls, in Insul, Rhineland-Palatinate state, Germany, July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Christian Mang

Jul 22, 2021 4:34 PM EDT
People remove debris and rubbish, following heavy rainfalls, in Bad Muenstereifel, North Rhine-Westphalia state, Germany, July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen
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People remove debris and rubbish, following heavy rainfalls, in Bad Muenstereifel, North Rhine-Westphalia state, Germany, July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Jul 22, 2021 4:34 PM EDT
Debris are seen in an area affected by floods caused by heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 20, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen
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Debris are seen in an area affected by floods caused by heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 20, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Jul 22, 2021 4:34 PM EDT
Debris is piled up in front of a closed outlet store following heavy rainfalls, in Bad Muenstereifel, North Rhine-Westphalia state, Germany, July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen
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Debris is piled up in front of a closed outlet store following heavy rainfalls, in Bad Muenstereifel, North Rhine-Westphalia state, Germany, July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Jul 22, 2021 4:34 PM EDT
Debris are seen in an area affected by floods caused by heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 20, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen
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Debris are seen in an area affected by floods caused by heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 20, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Jul 22, 2021 4:34 PM EDT
Debris are seen in an area affected by floods caused by heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 20, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen
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Debris are seen in an area affected by floods caused by heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 20, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Jul 22, 2021 4:34 PM EDT
A woman empties a bucket of water, following heavy rainfalls, in Bad Muenstereifel, North Rhine-Westphalia state, Germany, July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen
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A woman empties a bucket of water, following heavy rainfalls, in Bad Muenstereifel, North Rhine-Westphalia state, Germany, July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Jul 22, 2021 4:34 PM EDT
A destroyed house is pictured, following heavy rainfalls along the nearby Ahr river, in Insul, Rhineland-Palatinate state, Germany, July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Christian Mang
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A destroyed house is pictured, following heavy rainfalls along the nearby Ahr river, in Insul, Rhineland-Palatinate state, Germany, July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Christian Mang

Jul 22, 2021 4:34 PM EDT
Debris are seen in an area affected by floods caused by heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 20, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen
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Debris are seen in an area affected by floods caused by heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 20, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Jul 22, 2021 4:34 PM EDT
A man arranges objects outside a bar affected by floods caused by heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 20, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen
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A man arranges objects outside a bar affected by floods caused by heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 20, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Jul 22, 2021 4:34 PM EDT
Damages are seen in an area affected by floods caused by heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 20, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen
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Damages are seen in an area affected by floods caused by heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, July 20, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Jul 22, 2021 4:34 PM EDT
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