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Photos: Heavy flooding hits Australia

Updated 1:53 PM ET, Wed January 30, 2013
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A resident reacts to the damage to his house on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 in Bundaberg, Australia. Parts of southern Queensland experienced record flooding from torrential rains. Floodwaters began receding overnight. Chris Hyde/Getty Images
Debris lies in a street in Bundaberg, Australia, on Wednesday, January 30. Chris Hyde/Getty Images
A man checks out flood damage to houses in Bundaberg, Australia, on Tuesday, January 29 Chris Hyde/Getty Images
Emergency workers patrol flooded streets by boat in Bundaberg on January 29. The coastal town northwest of Brisbane has been particularly hard hit. Chris Hyde/Getty Images
A teddy bear floats down a street in Bundaberg on January 29. Chris Hyde/Getty Images
A man comforts his daughter on the roof of their flooded house in Bundaberg on January 29. More than 2,000 homes have been inundated with water in the town, the mayor said. Chris Hyde/Getty Images
Water engulfs houses in Bundaberg on January 29. The town's hospital has been evacuated as floodwaters advance. Chris Hyde/Getty Images
An aerial view shows rising floodwaters in Bundaberg on January 29. Chris Hyde/Getty Images
A man lugs sandbags in front of shops in Brisbane's inner city suburb of Rosalie before high tide on January 29. Matt Roberts/Getty Images
Roger Barnes rescues a friend's surfboard from a flooded home in the inner Brisbane suburb of Newmarket in Queensland on Monday, January 28. PATRICK HAMILTON/AFP/Getty Images
Tourists and local residents take shelter at an evacuation center in Bundaberg, Queensland, on January 28. Thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes. DAN PELED/EPA/Landov
Lindsay Enright starts to clean up the flooded area of his Cullen Street home in Newmarket on January 28. PATRICK HAMILTON/AFP/Getty Images
Andrew Cooney and his pet parrot, Jake, survey the uprooted trees outside his storm-damaged home in Bargara, Queensland. Paul Beutel/EPA/Landov
Geraldine Marino stands at her front door surrounded by floodwater on January 28 in Bundaberg. DAN PELED/EPA/Landov
Tony Hall stands in floodwaters as he checks his washing on a clothesline on January 28 in Newmarket. PATRICK HAMILTON/AFP/Getty Images
Cows graze near flooded farms in Gold Coast, Queensland, on January 28. Chris Hyde/Getty Images
Peter Wison, left, and Beata Jaremko sit on a bench surrounded by floodwaters after the Brisbane River broke its banks on January 28. PATRICK HAMILTON/AFP/Getty Images
A man films large waves battering the coast on Sunday, January 27, at Snapper Rocks in Coolangatta on the Queensland and New South Wales border. DAVE HUNT/EPA/Landov