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Posted at 2:19 PM ET, 01/ 7/2011

Australia reels from flooding with more rain to come (Photos)

By Melissa Bell
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An aerial photo shows the flooded Depot Hill area south of the flood disaster area of Rockhampton. (Patrick Hamilton/AFP/Getty Images)

Already swamped with flooded roads and muddied homes, Australians are bracing for another round of rainstorms. The floods in Queensland have resulted in 10 deaths and affected more than 200,000 people across an area as large as France and Germany combined. Read more about the flooding here and here.

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The top image was taken Jan. 4. The lower image, taken on Dec. 14, shows the basin before the flooding started. (HO/AFP/Getty Images)
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A building in the city center is reflected in flood water at dusk in Rockhampton. (Jonathan Wood/Getty Images)
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A resident sits in his home surrounded by floodwaters. (Jonathan Wood/Getty Images)
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Mining equipment is submerged by floodwaters. (Jonathan Wood/Getty Images)
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A child's toy floats in floodwaters. (Jonathan Wood/Getty Images)
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Australia's Great Barrier Reef is under threat from harmful debris and sediment pouring into the sea from the flooding. (James Cook University/AFP/Getty Images)

By Melissa Bell  | January 7, 2011; 2:19 PM ET
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