Audio slideshow: Australia's inland sea

Heavy summer rains have left huge swathes of Queensland swamped by muddy brown floodwaters , which have cut off rural communities and created a vast inland sea the size of France and Germany combined.

With the help of audio from BBC News and Australia's ABC - and images from across the state - take a look at the scale of the challenge facing hundreds of thousands of people who live there.

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Some audio courtesy The Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Images courtesy Reuters, AP, AFP and Getty Images.

Music by Kylie Minogue and courtesy KPM Music. Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 5 January 2011.

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