In pictures: Floods in France

The Zouave statue at the bridge Pont de l'Alma which serves as a measuring instrument for water levels during floods, is partly overflowing by the river Seine in Paris, on Friday. Photo: AP
Combo of images, from Sunday, April 12, 2015, top, and Friday June 3, 2016 showing the extent of the rise in the floodwaters of the Seine river in Paris. Photo: AP
Authorities shut the Louvre museum, the national library, the Orsay museum and the Grand Palais, Paris’ striking glass-and-steel topped exhibition centre. Photo: AP
At the Louvre (pictured in the background), home to Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa,” curators were scrambling to move some 2,50,000 artworks from basement storage areas at risk of flooding to safer areas upstairs. Photo: AP
Floods inundating parts of France and Germany have left five people dead and thousands trapped in homes or cars, as rivers have broken their banks from Paris to Bavaria. Photo: AP
Basements and apartments in the capital’s well-to-do 16th district began to flood Friday as the river crept higher, and authorities evacuated a campground in the Bois de Boulogne park on the western edge of the city. Photo: AP
View of the flooded banks of the river Seine in front of the Eiffel tower in Paris, Friday, June 3, 2016. Photo: AP

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