1998 Photo Contest, General News, 3rd prize

Maciej Skawinski

Rzeczpospolita Magazine

01 January, 1997

In July, Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic suffered the worst floods to hit the area this century. Over a period of two weeks more than 100 people perished. Cattle drowned, harvests were lost and thousands of homes, factories, roads and bridges were damaged or destroyed. The river Oder on the border between Germany and Poland rose four meters above its normal level.

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Maciej Skawinski

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