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Flood destruction in Manila

Flood destruction in Manila
Residents cross a flooded highway in the town of Cainta in Rizal province, east of Manila. Tropical storm Ketsana lashed the area around the capital, killing at least 100 people and displacing more than a quarter of a million. (Getty Images)
Flood destruction in Manila
Ketsana dumped the heaviest rainfall on Manila in more than four decades, officials said. The capital and surrounding areas were lashed with heavy rains for nine hours, leading to flash floods. (Getty Images)
Flood destruction in Manila
A man loads his motorcycle as flood waters recede in the outlying suburbs in Marakina City close to Manila. (Getty Images)
Flood destruction in Manila
An aerial picture shows residents moving through a flooded car park after flash floods. (Getty Images)
Flood destruction in Manila
People clean mud and debris from the roofs of their homes as flood waters recede in Marakina City. The Philippine government said it could not cope with massive flooding and fears persist the death toll could soar. (Getty Images)
Flood destruction in Manila
Maria Luz Magallanes grieves beside the coffin of her son, Muelmar, an 18-year-old construction worker who saved 30 people from rampaging floods. Muelmar sacrificed his life in a last trip to rescue a baby girl who was being swept away on a styrofoam box. (Getty Images)