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Soldiers Rescue Villagers From Balkans Flooding

Soldiers were deployed in Albania and Macedonia on Monday to help rescue villagers and strengthen flood barriers after rivers burst their banks under heavy rain that was forecast to continue through the week. A state of emergency was in place in much of eastern Macedonia and parts of northern and central Greece, where the 19th century Plaka Bridge - one of the largest single-arch stone bridges in Europe - was damaged over the weekend by raging floodwaters in the northwestern region of...

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