In this Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 photo provided by the Russian Emergency 

In this Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 photo provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, the Amur region branch, Emergency Ministry helicopter lifts a cage carrying a bear from a flooded Amur river in the Amur region in Riussia. The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry says around 20,000 people have been forced to leave their homes since July in the wake of floods in Russia’s Far East. (AP Photo/ Russian Emergency Ministry, The Amur Region Branch)
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In this Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 photo provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, the Amur region branch, Emergency Ministry helicopter lifts a cage carrying a bear from a flooded Amur river in the Amur region in Riussia. The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry says around 20,000 people have been forced to leave their homes since July in the wake of floods in Russia’s Far East. (AP Photo/ Russian Emergency Ministry, The Amur Region Branch)
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