Horse is led through flood waters

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Trudging through the spring thaw

A man leads his horse through flood waters caused by snow melt on April 9 in the small village of Snyadin, Belarus.

Despite rising water levels in districts surrounding Minsk, careful preparation on behalf of the Belarusian government has pre-empted any life-threatening emergencies.

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Man and dog paddle through flood waters

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Alternative village tranportation

A dog takes a vigilant watch on April 9 as a man paddles a canoe through deep water flooding his village following the annual spring thaw.

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Farmer and pigs surrounded by flood waters

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Surrounded by snow melt

A man pets a pair of muddy pigs surrounded by floodwaters on April 9 in the small village of Snyadin.

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Old woman observes flood water around her home

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Observing the flood

A woman observes the melting snow and rising flood waters outside her home in Snyadin.

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