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August 3, 2010
Flooding continues in Pakistan
KOT ADDU, Pakistan (AP) -- Floodwaters that devastated Pakistan's mountainous northwest surged into the heartland Tuesday, submerging dozens of villages along bloated rivers whose torrents have killed at least 1,500 people and put 100,000 at risk of disease. Fresh rains in the hardest-hit northwest threatened to overwhelm a major dam and unleash a new deluge. Relief work for some 3.2 million people has been delayed by swamped roads, washed-out bridges and downed communication lines, and survivors have complained about government inaction. Countries including the U.S. have pledged assistance to Pakistan, which is already struggling to control a rapacious Taliban militant movement. As floodwaters swept southward into Punjab province, about 3,000 people were marooned in the Kot Addu area after the water breached a protection bank, forcing the army to stage an evacuation using boats and helicopters, said Maj. Farooq Feroz, a military spokesman. (26 images)

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Flood-stricken Pakistanis wait outside a relief center to get food supply on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010. Relief work for some 3.2 million people has been delayed by swamped roads, washed-out bridges and downed communication lines, and survivors have complained about government inaction. Countries including the U.S. have pledged assistance to Pakistan, which is already struggling to control a rapacious Taliban militant movement. AP / Mohammad Sajjad


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Flood-stricken Pakistanis wait outside a relief center to get food supply on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010. AP / Mohammad Sajjad



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Pakistani flood affected women show their national identity cards to receive relief food on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010. AP / Mohammad Sajjad



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Afghan refugee children wait to get relief in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010. AP / Mohammad Sajjad



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Pakistani men and children gather to receive food at a camp for the displaced set up inside a college on the outskirts of Nowshera on August 2, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / Behrouz Mehri



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Local residents scramble to recover water bottles dropped from a Pakistan Air force helicopter on August 2, 2010 in Nowshera, Pakistan. Getty Images / Daniel Berehulak



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People stand in a queue at a field medical camp set up for flood survivors Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010 in Risalpur, northwestern Pakistan. AP / Anjum Naveed



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Pakistani family members carry belongings across a bridge as they prepare to evacuate after authorities issued fresh flood warnings in Peshawar on August 3, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / Hasham Ahmed



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People wait to cross a flooded road in Bannu, northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010. AP / Ijaz Mohammad



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A family evacuating Nowshera waits in traffic as other residents block the road in pursuit of relief supplies on August 2, 2010 in Nowshera, Pakistan. Getty Images / Daniel Berehulak



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An Afghan refugee family waits to be settled in a camp, after their home was submerged in floodwaters in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010. AP / Mohammad Sajjad



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A Pakistani family prepares to evacuate by truck after authorities issued fresh flood warnings in Peshawar on August 3, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / Hasham Ahmed



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A Pakistani girl stands outside her house destroyed by heavy flooding in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010. AP / Mohammad Sajjad



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A man leads his donkey as he carts his belongings from his home hit by heavy floods in Peshawar, Pakistan on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010. AP / Mohammad Sajjad



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A Pakistani flood survivor walks towards a camp as rain falls in Nowshera on August 3, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / A Majeed



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Pakistani flood survivors rest on the higher ground of a railway track in Nowshera on August 3, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / A Majeed



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A Pakistani flood survivor carries a mat in a waterlogged area of Nowshera on August 3, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / A Majeed



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People carry their belongings after their homes were destroyed by heavy flood in Nowshera, Pakistan on Monday, Aug. 2, 2010. AP / Mohammad Sajjad



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A Pakistani flood survivor carries food supplies on her head at the UNHCR camp in Charsadda district on August 3, 2010, in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. AFP/ Getty Images / A Majeed



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Pakistani flood victims cross under a damage bridge following a flash flood in Medain, a town of Swat valley on August 2, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / A Majeed



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Pakistani flood survivors lineup beside a damaged bridge in Medain, a town of Swat valley on August 2, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / A Majeed



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A man surveys damage to his flood affected home on August 2, 2010 in Nowshera, Pakistan. Getty Images / Daniel Berehulak



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Jowhar Ali (R) stands among the debris of his house destroyed by the floods in Majuky village near Charsadda on August 3, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / Behrouz Mehri



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A Pakistani man inspects his muddied belongings at his flooded house in Nowshera on August 2, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / Behrouz Mehri



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A Pakistani man gathers up some of his belongings outside his flooded house in Nowshera on August 2, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / Behrouz Mehri



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Pakistani women pray at sunset by the Ravi river in Lahore on August 2, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / Arif Ali



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