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22 Pictures Of The Worst Flooding To Hit Kashmir In Over A Century

A week of flooding in northern India and eastern Pakistan has left more than 400 people dead.

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2. Indian authorities are calling it the worst flooding in the politically disputed region of Kashmir in over a century.

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An aerial view of the flooded outskirts of Srinagar, in Indian-controlled Kashmir, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. India and Pakistan dispute each other's claims to the territory of Kashmir.

3. Over the weekend, flood waters in some areas of Indian-administered Kashmir began to recede for the first time since the monsoons began on Sept. 3.

AP Photo/Dar Yasin

Residents check the receding water levels of their neighborhood in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Sunday, Sept. 14.

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4. But on Monday, Indian emergency workers warned that the region was now at risk for waterborne diseases like cholera, which could spread fast in the fetid water still filling the Kashmir Valley.

5. The floods have also destroyed many vital crop fields and roads, further complicating the recovery process.

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An aerial view taken from a Pakistani Air Force helicopter of a flooded area in Shujabad Punjab province, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.

6. Emergency workers in Indian-administered Kashmir have struggled to reach residents stranded in inhospitable areas.

AP Photo/Altaf Qadri

A volunteer rescue team in Kashmir evacuates an elderly flood victim from her house in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.

7. Over the weekend, Pakistan blew up several dikes in an attempt to revert river waters and relieve pressure on Kashmir, AP reported.

AP Photo/ Altaf Qadri

A partially submerged car in a flooded neighborhood of Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.

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8. Some residents of Indian-controlled Kashmir have sought relief from non-governmental organizations.

AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan

Kashmiri volunteers prepare packets of food for flood victims at a non-governmental relief camp in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.

9. But now, as some of the flooding finally begins to recede, new needs and health risks are rising.

AP Photo/Altaf Qadri

Indian migrant workers wade through receding flood waters in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.

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AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan

Kashmiri flood victim Nazir Ahamed Dar hugs his sister, Rafiqa, after they reunited at a relief camp for flood victims in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.

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AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan

Kashmiri women cover their faces to block out the foul smell of an animal carcass as they prepare to leave in a boat in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.

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The submerged Lal Ded hospital, the only government maternity hospital in the flooded area of Wazir Bagh in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.

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