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Storm Desmond: Floods and disruption in pictures

Disruption and rescues have continued in the aftermath of Storm Desmond which has hit parts of the UK, particularly Cumbria and Lancashire.

Here are some images from the severe flooding caused.

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Image caption Cumbria, the county worst affected by Storm Desmond, declared a major incident over the weekend
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Image caption People were determined to do their shopping despite having to wade through the flood waters
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Image caption The clear-up operation was under way in many parts of Cumbria, such as here in Cockermouth
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Image caption This image from Carlisle gives an idea of the depth of the flooding.
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Image caption And in another street a car is left stricken, almost submerged by the high waters.
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Image caption A man places flood-damaged goods outside a shop in Keswick. More than 2,000 homes and businesses were flooded in Cumbria.
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Image caption A footbridge in Keswick, covered with debris, bears the scars of the fierce storm. Police said the flooding was of an "unprecedented scale".
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Image caption That most British of solutions to a crisis, tea and sandwiches, is in evidence in this Carlisle street.

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