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Germany's leader has expressed her fears about climate change.
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She said she was horrified by the destruction across swathes of her country.
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She visited some of the hardest hit areas in Germany.
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The German language does not have words to describe the destruction.
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She said the world had to escalate its efforts to tackle the climate crisis.
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Torrential rains caused many of Europe's major rivers to swell and overflow.
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Many burst their banks and caused flash floods in adjacent towns.
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The floodwaters washed away houses roads and bridges across Germany.
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The floods reshaped many parts of towns beyond recognition.
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Germany's preparedness for floods and the effectiveness of flood defences.
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