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    • Workers cross a flooded street in the business district in Jakarta, Indonesia, January 17, 2013.
    • People board a jeep on a flooded street, Jakarta, Indonesia, January 17, 2013. (VOA Indonesian Service)
    • Firefighters help people on a rubber boat in a flooded street, Jakarta, Indonesia, January 17, 2013.
    • An unusual empty Bundaran Hotel Indonesia traffic circle is seen during floods in central, Jakarta, Indonesia, January 17, 2013.
    • A car tries to drive through Jakarta's flooded streets, Indonesia, January 17, 2013. (VOA Indonesian Service)
    • Indonesian firefighters help people in a flooded street in Jakarta, Indonesia, January 17, 2013.
    • Children play in flood waters after torrential rains in Kampung Melayu, South Jakarta, Indonesia, January 17, 2013. (K. Lamb/VOA)
    • Residents of Kampung Melayu look at the flood waters on a bridge, South Jakarta, Indonesia, January 17, 2013. (K. Lamb/VOA)
    • People walk through Jakarta's flooded streets, Indonesia, January 17, 2013. (VOA Indonesian Service)

    Floods Cripple Indonesian Capital

    Published January 17, 2013

    Much of Jakarta is under waist-high water, after days of unusually heavy monsoon rains caused floods that forced thousands to seek shelter.