Dirtied books are seen in a flooded house following extreme rainfall in Olbia on Sardinia island November 20, 2013. A cyclone killed 18 people and made hundreds homeless as extreme rainfall flooded ... more 
Dirtied books are seen in a flooded house following extreme rainfall in Olbia on Sardinia island November 20, 2013. A cyclone killed 18 people and made hundreds homeless as extreme rainfall flooded eastern parts of the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, Italian authorities said on Tuesday. The government declared a state of emergency after Cyclone Cleopatra dropped 450mm of rain in an hour and a half overnight, causing rivers to burst their banks, sweeping away cars and flooding homes across the island. (REUTERS/Tony Gentile) less 
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Reuters | Photo By REUTERS/Tony Gentile
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 11:00 AM EST