Buddhist monks help 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... more 
Buddhist monks help 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 RELIGION) less 
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Reuters | Photo By DAMIR SAGOLJ / REUTERS
Wed, Oct 12, 2011 9:54 AM EDT