A Buddhist monk carries sand bags as he helps local residents building a barrier to fight floods in Pathum Thani province October 12, 2011. At least 281 people have been killed by heavy monsoon rain, ... more 
A Buddhist monk carries sand bags as he helps local residents building a barrier to fight floods in Pathum Thani province October 12, 2011. At least 281 people have been killed by heavy monsoon rain, floods and mudslides since late July and 26 of Thailand's 77 provinces are inundated, according to the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER) less 
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Reuters | Photo By DAMIR SAGOLJ / REUTERS
Wed, Oct 12, 2011 10:08 AM EDT