Richard Tomas in Fargo, ND, shows the levels of floodwaters from the Red River on March 18. The sign shows the 41 foot level the river reached last year. The Red River hasn't even crested yet but some areas near Fargo are already under water. M. Spencer Green/AP
The Red River floods a neighborhood south of Fargo, ND on March 17. Michael Vosburg/AP
Volunteers build a sandbag levee in the River Vili neighborhood of Fargo, ND, on Thursday. City officials delivered about 12,000 sandbags Friday and put out an emergency "code red" call to residents in the area. The Red River is expected to crest on Sunday in Fargo. M. Spencer Green/AP
Three-year-old Carsen Gianaoks uses his plastic shovel to assist in the sandbagging efforts on Tuesday at 'Sandbag Central,' a warehouse in Fargo, ND, on March 16. The Red River is expected to reach near-record flood levels this weekend. Extremely heavy snowfall this winter has contributed to the flooding. The river is expected to reach 38-39 feet this weekend. Jay Pickthorn/AP
Katie Worral reacts after falling in the mud on March 17 in Fargo, ND. The students were taking a break after sandbagging outside of Oak Grove Lutheran School in the afternoon. Jay Pickthorn/AP
Residents watch as the rising Red River covers a roadway in Fargo, ND, on March 17. M. Spencer Green/AP
Ball fields a Mickelson Park, which are normally irrigated by the river, are now covered with several feet of water on March 17 as the water continues to rise. M. Spencer Green/AP
Dwayne Shell climbs over the temporary levee he built around his home in Fargo, ND on March 18. M. Spencer Green/AP
The Chinese government says it has cleaned up rumors and and libelous information on the Internet. Observers argue the government crackdown has lead to self-censorhip and curtailed speech.
Didi Tang, Associated Press /
November 30, 2013
The Chinese government has declared victory in cleaning up what it considers rumors, negativity and unruliness from online discourse, while critics say the moves have suppressed criticism of the government and ruling Communist Party.