Monsoon Rain Floods Manila

The capital city of the Philippines has been drenched by heavy, deadly rainfall for 11 days now, beginning with the arrival of Typhoon Saola last week, leading to mudslides and extensive flooding. About 60 percent of Manila is currently flooded, and authorities are reporting 72 deaths so far. Nearly 850,000 remain stranded or displaced, as residents wait for a break in the downpour, predicted to begin on Thursday.
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1. Residents ride on a makeshift raft during a heavy downpour along a flooded street in Malabon, Metro Manila, on August 1, 2012. Typhoon Saola (Gener) pounded the Philippine territory for days, followed by heavy monsoon rains.




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2. A man carries puppies back inside their house as other dogs stay on the roof at a flooded area in Marikina City, east of Manila, Philippines, on August 8, 2012.




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3. Residents wait for their family members being rescued at the end of a flooded street in the village of Tumana, Marikina town, in suburban Manila, on August 7, 2012, after torrential rains inundated most of the capital.




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4. A woman watches floodwater flow into a house following a dike breach caused by the storm, on August 3, 2012 in Navotas City, north of Manila, Philippines.




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5. A Department of National Defense aerial photograph shows buildings and roads submerged by floodwaters in Rodriguez town, Rizal province, east of Manila, on August 8, 2012. Emergency workers and troops rushed food, water and clothes to nearly 850,000 people displaced and marooned from deadly floods spawned by 11 straight days of southwest monsoon rains that soaked the Philippine capital and nearby provinces.




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6. A resident wades along a flooded street in suburban Manila, on August 8, 2012. More than a million people in and around the Philippine capital battled deadly floods on August 8 as more monsoon rain fell, with neck-deep waters trapping both slum dwellers and the wealthy on rooftops.




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7. Residents wade through floodwaters as another looks down from a rooftop in Marikina City, Metro Manila, on August 7, 2012. Rescuers rushed to reach trapped residents across the Philippine capital on Tuesday, as torrential rains triggered severe flooding. Flood waters reached up to two meters (6.5 feet) in the village of Tumana in Marikina City, an eastern suburb of metropolitan Manila, where some residents were stranded in their homes.




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8. Volunteers bag relief goods for flood victims in Bulacan, north of Manila, on August 8, 2012.




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9. A rooster is trapped on its perch as it watches a makeshift raft drifting by at a flooded school at Malabon city, north of Manila, on August 1, 2012.




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10. A resident sits in the window of a house swamped with floodwaters in Quezon city, Metro Manila, on August 8, 2012.




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11. Residents look for salvageable materials in debris from destroyed houses and garbage washed by floodwaters that clogged a river in Manila, on August 8, 2012.




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12. A father carrying his daughter on his back holds onto a rope as they cross a strong current while a rescuer guides them through the flood waters in the village of Tumana, Marikina town, on August 7, 2012.




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13. Rescuers dig through the rubble of a landslide to try to rescue people buried after a landslide hit Quezon City in suburban Manila, on August 7, 2012.




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14. Flood victims take shelter at an evacuation center in suburban Manila on August 8, 2012.




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15. Residents stay on their roof as floods rise in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, on August 7, 2012. Relentless rains submerged half of the sprawling Philippine capital, triggered a landslide that killed eight people and sent emergency crews scrambling Tuesday to rescue and evacuate tens of thousands of residents.




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16. A man holds his shoes as he swims in floodwaters along a road in Marikina, Metro Manila, on August 7, 2012.




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17. A group of Philippine farm workers huddle beneath a bridge to seek shelter from rains and rising floodwaters north of Manila, on August 8, 2012.




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18. A bicycle cart and a bus drive through floodwaters along a main street of city hall in Manila, on August 7, 2012.




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19. Residents cross a flooded road in Marikina City, east of Manila, Philippines, on August 8, 2012.




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20. Two men hang onto a basketball hoop in floodwaters after a river overflowed in Manila, on August 7, 2012, caused by torrential rains across the capital.




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21. People walk through a flooded M Street, inside Manila South Cemetery, in Makati City, Philippines, on August 7, 2012.




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22. Residents look at vehicles washed up by floodwaters in Manila on August 8, 2012.




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23. Filipino rescuers carry a landslide victim after pulling him out of the debris where four homes collapsed in a landslide incident in Quezon City, north of Manila, on Tuesday August 7, 2012.




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24. A resident uses a rope to cross a flooded area in Quezon City, north of Manila, on Tuesday August 7, 2012.




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25. A resident talks to rescuers as she is evacuated from her flooded home in Quezon City, on August 7, 2012.




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26. A girl carries her sister as they share a temporary shelter with other evacuees inside a classroom turned into evacuation center in Marikina City, Metro Manila, on August 8, 2012. Emergency workers and troops rushed food, water and clothes to nearly 850,000 people displaced and marooned from deadly floods spawned by 11 straight days of southwest monsoon rains that soaked the Philippine capital and nearby provinces.




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27. Evacuees stay inside a Catholic church converted into a temporary evacuation center in Quezon City, on August 8, 2012.




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28. Residents wade through a flooded street under heavy rains in suburban Manila on August 8, 2012.




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29. Residents are evacuated by rescuers in the village of Tumana, Marikina town, on August 7, 2012.




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30. Residents float down a flooded street in Manila on August 8, 2012, after torrential rains inundated most of the capital the past few days.




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31. A soaking wet child sits on a post on a flooded street in suburban Manila, on August 8, 2012. More than one million people in and around the Philippine capital battled deadly floods on August 8 amid relentless monsoon rains, not predicted to let up until Thursday at the earliest.