Torrential rain from a storm that swept across the Mediterranean Sea over the weekend caused two dams to burst near Derna, a coastal city in the North African nation of Libya, killing thousands and washing entire neighborhoods out to sea. At least 10,000 more people were estimated to be missing and 30,000 to have been displaced.
What is your reaction to the photo above, which shows a group of men looking out over their destroyed city? What do you imagine is going through their minds? What questions does the image raise for you?
If you could send a message to some of the survivors of the flood, what would you like to say?
Tell us in the comments, then go to the related article to see more photos of the damage and rescue efforts.
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