Some 10,000 people gathered at Mont Saint-Michel in northern France on Friday to watch what has been billed as "the high tide of the century" wash around the picturesque landmark.
Many US coastal communities already struggle with flooding at high tides, a problem that will become "chronic" in the coming 15 years due to global warming, scientists said Wednesday.
Heavy rains have struck Mumbai yet again.
High tides are extra high around the world when the Sun and the Moon align and are very near to the Earth, giving rise to the phenomenon, experts say.
Major earthquake rattles Nepal, India
Day in Pics: 26th April
Showbiz World - April 26, 2015