People stand on the Alma bridge as they look at the Zouave statue, which is used as a measuring instrument during floods, in Paris
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The rain-swollen River Seine in Paris receded after reaching its highest level in three decades as attention turned Sunday to other areas of France where alert warnings have been issued.From a peak of 6.1 meters in the early hours of Saturday, the river began to subside, falling to 5.77 meters at 8 a.m., the Environment Ministry's Vigicrues flood watch website said.Alerts have also been issued in 15 other regions, including Ile-de-France, where Paris is located, Lorraine in the northeast as well as parts of the country's central areas.More than 20,000 people have been evacuated over the past week from the Loire Valley and the greater Paris area.
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