BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 12: The rising river level is shown at Southbank on January 12, 2011 in Brisbane, Australia. Nine people so far have been confirmed dead in towns in the Lockyer Valley ... more 
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 12: The rising river level is shown at Southbank on January 12, 2011 in Brisbane, Australia. Nine people so far have been confirmed dead in towns in the Lockyer Valley and many more are reported missing after devastating floods inundated the region. Evacuations are underway in several towns and suburbs in and around Brisbane with residents and emergency services fearing the worst floods in over 35 years. (Photo by Jonathan Wood/Getty Images) less 
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Wed, Jan 12, 2011 9:08 PM EST