An aerial view of partially submerged houses in flooded Theodore in Australia's state of Queensland January 2, 2011. Large parts of Australia's coastal northeast were flooded on Sunday in a spreading environmental disaster as thousands of residents fled their homes to avoid the runoff from a Christmas deluge. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz (AUSTRALIA - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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An aerial view of partially submerged houses in flooded Theodore in Australia's state of Queensland January 2, 2011. Large parts of Australia's coastal northeast were flooded on Sunday in a spreading environmental disaster as thousands of residents fled their homes to avoid the runoff from a Christmas deluge. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz (AUSTRALIA - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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