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Bangkok Residents Clean Up after Flood


A Thai volunteer, left, pours detergent as others sweep a road during a cleaning drive after flood waters receded in Bangkok, Thailand, November 20, 2011.

A Thai volunteer, left, pours detergent as others sweep a road during a cleaning drive after flood waters receded in Bangkok, Thailand, November 20, 2011.

Residents of Bangkok, Thailand were hard at work cleaning up their city Sunday, during a "Big Cleaning Day" campaign launched by the city.

Sunday saw blue skies, dry weather and hundreds of people with brooms sweeping mud and debris from homes, while teams of volunteers removed rotting piles of garbage from the streets, as flood waters finally began receding from the center of the capital.

Thai government officials say flood waters have been receding steadily and that most streets in Bangkok, should be dry in two weeks.

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