Formidable clean-up ahead for Philippines

Associated Press
People carry their merchandise on a muddy part of the collapsed road in suburban Antipolo City, east of Manila, Philippines, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. The road collapsed at the height of the rain yesterday as a fresh deluge forced more evacuations along fast-rising rivers in the Philippine capital Thursday, as the city and surrounding areas struggled to deal with widespread flooding triggered by nearly two weeks of relentless rains. (AP Photo/Pat Roque)

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The torrential monsoon rains that began Sunday, August 5, left at least 100 people dead in the worst flooding in Manila since 2009. More than half of the sprawling metropolis of 12 million was submerged at the peak of the floods, and schools and offices closed for days.

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