Workers prepare sandbags in the event of more flooding in Pathum Thani province on the outskirts of Bangkok October 12, 2011. Thailand's prime minister warned businesses on Wednesday not to take ... more 
Workers prepare sandbags in the event of more flooding in Pathum Thani province on the outskirts of Bangkok October 12, 2011. Thailand's prime minister warned businesses on Wednesday not to take advantage of flooding around the country to push up prices as residents of Bangkok cleared supermarket shelves, worried that the capital could be swamped in coming days. 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/Chaiwat Subprasom (THAILAND - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER) less 
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Reuters | Photo By CHAIWAT SUBPRASOM / REUTERS
Wed, Oct 12, 2011 4:59 AM EDT