China torrential rains force 55,000 people to evacuate homes

New round of heavy rain batters several southern regions, causing more deaths, floods and landslides
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This photo taken on June 12, 2011 shows a damaged house after a landslide hit Linxiang, central China's Hunan province. China's weather authorities warned June 13, 2011 torrential rain that has triggered deadly floods and landslides would continue, as experts said a recent drought was making the situation worse (AFP/Getty Images)
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This photo taken on June 12, 2011 shows a collapsed bridge after a flood hit Tongcheng, central China's Hebei province (AFP/Getty Images)
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This photo taken on June 12, 2011 show a general view of a buried villiage after a landslide in Linxiang, central China's Hunan province (AFP/Getty Images)
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Rescuers pull out a body of a victim from the debris after a landslide in Linxiang, central China's Hunan province on June 12, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
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A general view shows damaged homes after flood water swept through Linxiang, central China's Hunan province on June 11, 2011. Floods triggered by torrential rain in southern and central China have killed 52 people and forced more than 100,000 to flee their homes, state media reported (AFP/Getty Images)
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A rescuer stands amid caused after flood water swept through Linxiang, central China's Hunan province on June 11, 2011(AFP/Getty Images)
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A general view shows damaged homes after flood water swept through Linxiang, central China's Hunan province on June 11, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
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A Chinese woman walks among the tents at a relief centre after flood water swept through Linxiang, central China's Hunan province on June 11, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
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A Chinese woman grieves during a mass funeral for victims of the floods in Linxiang, central China's Hunan province on June 11, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
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Chinese families attend a mass funeral for victims of the floods in Linxiang, central China's Hunan province on June 11, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)