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After the flood: Alberta cleans up

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As the water receded, Albertans returned to flooded homes and businesses to clean up and take stock of the damage.

  • The extent of the flooding in downtown Calgary is seen from the air Saturday.

    Jonathan Hayward / The Canadian Press

    The extent of the flooding in downtown Calgary is seen from the air Saturday.

  • The Calgary Saddledome is seen from above Saturday.

    Jonathan Hayward / The Canadian Press

    The Calgary Saddledome is seen from above Saturday.

  • Clean-up crews work outside the Saddledome Monday.

    Jeff McIntosh / The Canadian Press

    Clean-up crews work outside the Saddledome Monday.

  • Clean-up crews venture inside the Saddledome Monday.

    Jeff McIntosh / The Canadian Press

    Clean-up crews venture inside the Saddledome Monday.

  • A cyclist and road crew survey the washed-out northbound lanes of MacLeod Trail in Calgary Monday.

    Jeff McIntosh / The Canadian Press

    A cyclist and road crew survey the washed-out northbound lanes of MacLeod Trail in Calgary Monday.

  • A clean-up crew member hoses down a statue at the Calgary Stampede grounds Monday. Stampede officials say the 2013 event is a go.

    Jeff McIntosh / The Canadian Press

    A clean-up crew member hoses down a statue at the Calgary Stampede grounds Monday. Stampede officials say the 2013 event is a go.

  • City of Calgary Police officers patrol the community of Bowness in Calgary on horseback Monday.

    Nathan Denette / The Canadian Press

    City of Calgary Police officers patrol the community of Bowness in Calgary on horseback Monday.

  • Resident Lisa Nguyen (right) cleans of the mud from photographs and negatives in Calgary Monday as volunteer Jacinta Babbitt shows a cleaned-up picture of Nguyen.

    Nathan Denette / The Canadian Press

    Resident Lisa Nguyen (right) cleans of the mud from photographs and negatives in Calgary Monday as volunteer Jacinta Babbitt shows a cleaned-up picture of Nguyen.

  • Law office owner Lonny Balbi cleans up at his firm in Calgary Monday.

    Jeff McIntosh / The Canadian Press

    Law office owner Lonny Balbi cleans up at his firm in Calgary Monday.

  • Thaya Gallant helps with the flood clean-up at a law office in Calgary Monday.

    Jeff McIntosh / The Canadian Press

    Thaya Gallant helps with the flood clean-up at a law office in Calgary Monday.

  • Sarah Watts sports hip-waders as she sweeps water from the house to the garage in the community of Bowness in Calgary Monday.

    Nathan Denette / The Canadian Press

    Sarah Watts sports hip-waders as she sweeps water from the house to the garage in the community of Bowness in Calgary Monday.

  • Robert Watts surveys his front yard as he tries to pump the water out of his house in the community of Bowness in Calgary Monday.

    Nathan Denette / The Canadian Press

    Robert Watts surveys his front yard as he tries to pump the water out of his house in the community of Bowness in Calgary Monday.

  • The community of Bowness in Calgary continues with the clean-up Monday.

    Nathan Denette / The Canadian Press

    The community of Bowness in Calgary continues with the clean-up Monday.

  • Water laps at the front of houses in the community of Bowness in Calgary Monday as residents clean up.

    Nathan Denette / The Canadian Press

    Water laps at the front of houses in the community of Bowness in Calgary Monday as residents clean up.

  • Bowness residents and volunteers take a break in a raft Monday.

    Nathan Denette / The Canadian Press

    Bowness residents and volunteers take a break in a raft Monday.

  • A women shows carries her muddy boots as she takes a break from cleaning up in the community of Bowness in Calgary Monday.

    Nathan Denette / The Canadian Press

    A women shows carries her muddy boots as she takes a break from cleaning up in the community of Bowness in Calgary Monday.

  • Water slowly recedes from the deserted streets of High River, Alta. on Saturday after the Highwood River overflowed its banks.

    Jordan Verlage / The Canadian Press

    Water slowly recedes from the deserted streets of High River, Alta. on Saturday after the Highwood River overflowed its banks.

  • Excavators work on the Cougar Creek bed two days after it tore through Canmore, Alta.

    Jonathan Hayward / The Canadian Press

    Excavators work on the Cougar Creek bed two days after it tore through Canmore, Alta.

  • Alberta Premier Alison Redford looks over the devastation at the Cougar Creek area in the town of Canmore, west of Calgary, Monday. At right is Canmore Mayor John Borrowman and at left is Alberta Minister of Municipal Affairs Doug Griffiths.

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    Alberta Premier Alison Redford looks over the devastation at the Cougar Creek area in the town of Canmore, west of Calgary, Monday. At right is Canmore Mayor John Borrowman and at left is Alberta Minister of Municipal Affairs Doug Griffiths.

  • A clean-up crew worker has a rest as the job of cleaning up continues in Calgary Monday.

    Jeff McIntosh / The Canadian Press

    A clean-up crew worker has a rest as the job of cleaning up continues in Calgary Monday.

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