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Published September 24, 2013, 12:00 AM

Colorado Flood Damage

This photo taken on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, shows cleanup of damage from flooding underway in Lyons, Colo. Access to the small mountain town was cut off after bridges were destroyed by flash flooding. Days of rain and floods have transformed the outdoorsy mountain communities in Colorado's Rocky Mountain foothills from a paradise for backpackers and nature lovers into a disaster area with little in the way of supplies or services. Roadways have crumbled, scenic bridges are destroyed, and most shops are closed.(AP Photo/Kenneth Wajda)
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