Workers pile up sand bags to make floods barriers at an area near the Chao Phraya river in Bangkok, Thailand Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011. Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra acknowledged ... more 
Workers pile up sand bags to make floods barriers at an area near the Chao Phraya river in Bangkok, Thailand Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011. Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra acknowledged Thursday that efforts to block floodwaters from entering the capital are failing and authorities will instead risk potential overflow with a controlled release of water through the city's canals. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Apichart Weerawong
Thu, Oct 20, 2011 7:00 AM EDT