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    Seine Bursts Its Banks, Louvre to Close Amid Floods

    The City of Light is far from bright. Thousands have been forced to flee their homes after heavy rains caused severe flooding across France, Belgium and Germany. At least four people have died, including three in southern Bavaria and another in central France, where non-stop rain has caused the worst flooding in a century. President François Hollande has declared a state of emergency in some areas, promising funds to deal with the damage, and the famed Louvre museum will be closed tomorrow as staffers race to excavate artworks from its underground storage areas.

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