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Senegal town submerged after 'exceptional' rain

A resident makes his way through a flooded street while a woman hangs clothes to dry on a terrace after last week's heavy rains in Keur Massar, Senegal, September 8. The town on the outskirts of Senegal's capital Dakar remains underwater after a massive downpour, with residents saying some cannot access their homes and that dangerous animals are lurking in the waters.   REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A resident makes his way through a flooded street while a woman hangs clothes to dry on a terrace after last week's heavy rains in Keur Massar, Senegal, September 8. The town on the outskirts of Senegal's capital Dakar remains underwater after a...more

A resident makes his way through a flooded street while a woman hangs clothes to dry on a terrace after last week's heavy rains in Keur Massar, Senegal, September 8. The town on the outskirts of Senegal's capital Dakar remains underwater after a massive downpour, with residents saying some cannot access their homes and that dangerous animals are lurking in the waters. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Residents make their way through a flooded street after last week's heavy rains in Keur Massar, Senegal, September 8. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra  

Residents make their way through a flooded street after last week's heavy rains in Keur Massar, Senegal, September 8. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra  

Residents make their way through a flooded street after last week's heavy rains in Keur Massar, Senegal, September 8. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra  
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Residents wade through a flooded street after last week's heavy rains in Keur Massar, Senegal, September 8. 
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Residents wade through a flooded street after last week's heavy rains in Keur Massar, Senegal, September 8. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Residents wade through a flooded street after last week's heavy rains in Keur Massar, Senegal, September 8. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Residents make their way through a flood street after last week's heavy rains in Keur Massar, Senegal, September 8.  
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Residents make their way through a flood street after last week's heavy rains in Keur Massar, Senegal, September 8. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Residents make their way through a flood street after last week's heavy rains in Keur Massar, Senegal, September 8. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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A man speaks as he wades through a flooded street after last week's heavy rains in Keur Massar, Senegal, September 8.  REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A man speaks as he wades through a flooded street after last week's heavy rains in Keur Massar, Senegal, September 8. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A man speaks as he wades through a flooded street after last week's heavy rains in Keur Massar, Senegal, September 8. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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A resident shows his shovel that he uses to row through flooded streets after last week's heavy rains in Keur Massar, Senegal, September 8.   REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra  

A resident shows his shovel that he uses to row through flooded streets after last week's heavy rains in Keur Massar, Senegal, September 8. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra  

A resident shows his shovel that he uses to row through flooded streets after last week's heavy rains in Keur Massar, Senegal, September 8. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra  
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A resident walks through a flooded street after last week's heavy rains in Keur Massar, Senega, September 8. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A resident walks through a flooded street after last week's heavy rains in Keur Massar, Senega, September 8. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A resident walks through a flooded street after last week's heavy rains in Keur Massar, Senega, September 8. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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An aerial view of a flooded street after last week's heavy rains in Keur Massar, Senegal, September 8. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

An aerial view of a flooded street after last week's heavy rains in Keur Massar, Senegal, September 8. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

An aerial view of a flooded street after last week's heavy rains in Keur Massar, Senegal, September 8. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Residents carry their belongings as they try make their way through a flooded street after last week's heavy rains in Keur Massar, Senegal, September 8. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Residents carry their belongings as they try make their way through a flooded street after last week's heavy rains in Keur Massar, Senegal, September 8. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Residents carry their belongings as they try make their way through a flooded street after last week's heavy rains in Keur Massar, Senegal, September 8. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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A resident makes his way through a flooded street after last week's heavy rains in Keur Massar, Senegal, September 8. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A resident makes his way through a flooded street after last week's heavy rains in Keur Massar, Senegal, September 8. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A resident makes his way through a flooded street after last week's heavy rains in Keur Massar, Senegal, September 8. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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A resident makes his way through a flooded street after last week's heavy rains in Keur Massar, Senegal, September 8. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A resident makes his way through a flooded street after last week's heavy rains in Keur Massar, Senegal, September 8. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A resident makes his way through a flooded street after last week's heavy rains in Keur Massar, Senegal, September 8. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Residents carry their furniture which they recovered from their flooded house in Keur Massar, Senegal, September 8. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Residents carry their furniture which they recovered from their flooded house in Keur Massar, Senegal, September 8. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Residents carry their furniture which they recovered from their flooded house in Keur Massar, Senegal, September 8. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Residents walk through a flooded street after last week's heavy rains in Keur Massar, Senegal, September 8. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Residents walk through a flooded street after last week's heavy rains in Keur Massar, Senegal, September 8. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Residents walk through a flooded street after last week's heavy rains in Keur Massar, Senegal, September 8. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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A resident makes his way through a flooded street after last week's heavy rains in Keur Massar, Senegal, September 8. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A resident makes his way through a flooded street after last week's heavy rains in Keur Massar, Senegal, September 8. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A resident makes his way through a flooded street after last week's heavy rains in Keur Massar, Senegal, September 8. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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