Floods hit north-east Australia

Deluge over the holiday weekend has gradually moved south from northeastern Queensland
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Flood waters cover the land near Warwick, Queensland on December 28, 2010 as entire towns were inundated by the worst deluges in decades (Getty Images)
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A resident evacuates his flooded home by boat in Chinchilla, Queensland on December 28, 2010 after entire towns were inundated by the worst deluges in decades (Getty Images)
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A boy wanders through the flooded centre of Chinchilla, Queensland on December 28, 2010 after entire towns were inundated by the worst deluges in decades (Getty Images)
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Residents evacuate their flooded businesses by boat in Chinchilla, Queensland on December 28, 2010 after entire towns were inundated by the worst deluges in decades (Getty Images)
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Emergency personnel rescue a resident from his flooded home in Chinchilla, Queensland on December 28, 2010 after entire towns were inundated by the worst deluges in decades (Getty Images)
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People evacuate their flooded homes in a boat in Chinchilla, Queensland on December 28, 2010 after entire towns were inundated by the worst deluges in decades (Getty Images)
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Flood waters cover the land near Warwick, Queensland on December 28, 2010 as entire towns were inundated by the worst deluges in decades (Getty Images)
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Emergency personnel rescue resident from her flooded home in Chinchilla, Queensland on December 28, 2010 as entire towns were inundated by the worst deluges in decades (Getty Images)
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Local children look at a flooded carpark in the CBD of Queanbeyan after heavy rainfall hit the capital region (Getty Images)
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State Emergency Services volunteers sand bag businesses in Queanbeyan to prevent flooding after heavy rainfall hit the capital region (Getty Images)