An Emergency Ministry soldier helps to repair religious icons in a church hit by flood water in the town of Nizhnebakansky, about 750 miles south of Moscow, on Tuesday. Sergey Ponomarev/AP hide caption

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A levee protects a home surrounded by floodwater from the Yazoo River near Vicksburg, Miss., May 18, 2011. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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