Locals dissolve the mud with water to remove it with a pump, on July 17, 2021, in a building in Insul near Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, western Germany. – Devastating floods in Germany and other parts of western Europe have been described as a “catastrophe”, a “war zone” and “unprecedented”, with more than 150 people dead and the toll still climbing on July 17, 2021 (Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE / AFP)