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Last Updated: Friday February 05 2010 06:18 GMT

Swans cut free from frozen lake

Swans on a frozen lake

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A group of swans have been pushed out of their home on a lake by big sheets of ice brought in by cold weather and flood damage.

Usually the lake in the Ukraine is the perfect place for swans to spend their winter because warm springs nearby stop it from freezing over.

Swans need to be able to swim around to keep warm and find food, so when 100 of them became stuck, emergency services rushed to free them.

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