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    #Belgium fell silent for a minute of remembrance Tuesday as it held a day of #mourning for the victims of the devastating #floods that left 200 dead in western Europe. Heavy rains last week sent floodwaters sweeping through towns and villages, mostly in Belgium and Germany. FRANCE 24’s Dave Keating and Alix Le Bourdon report.

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