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Floods Cripple Indonesian Capital

Much of Jakarta is under waist-high water, after days of unusually heavy monsoon rains caused floods that forced thousands to seek shelter.
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Container trucks are pictured stranded in flood waters on a road in west Jakarta January 18, 2013.
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Container trucks are pictured stranded in flood waters on a road in west Jakarta January 18, 2013.

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yodhoyono inspects a flooded presidential palace compound in Jakarta, January 17, 2013.
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Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yodhoyono inspects a flooded presidential palace compound in Jakarta, January 17, 2013.

Workers cross a flooded street in the business district in Jakarta, Indonesia, January 17, 2013.
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Workers cross a flooded street in the business district in Jakarta, Indonesia, January 17, 2013.

People walk on the Bundaran Hotel Indonesia roundabout during flooding in Jakarta, January 17, 2013.
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People walk on the Bundaran Hotel Indonesia roundabout during flooding in Jakarta, January 17, 2013.

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