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Thai Floodwaters Soak Bangkok’s Grand Palace

Thousands of residents leave as the country's worst flooding in 50 years inundate parts of the capital.

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Wat Phra Kaew, the complex of temples is a popular tourist attraction. Military personnel set up flood barriers and pumps to drain water from the flooded entrance during high tide, Bangkok, Thailand, October 28, 2011. (VOA)
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Wat Phra Kaew, the complex of temples is a popular tourist attraction. Military personnel set up flood barriers and pumps to drain water from the flooded entrance during high tide, Bangkok, Thailand, October 28, 2011. (VOA)

A truck carrying emergency supplies to stranded residents in a neighborhood on the western bank of Bangkok's Chao Phraya River, Thailand, October 28, 2011. (VOA)
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A truck carrying emergency supplies to stranded residents in a neighborhood on the western bank of Bangkok's Chao Phraya River, Thailand, October 28, 2011. (VOA)

A restaurant owner lives in his flooded restaurant with his children, Bangkok, Thailand, October 28, 2011. (VOA)
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A restaurant owner lives in his flooded restaurant with his children, Bangkok, Thailand, October 28, 2011. (VOA)

A Pakistani migrant worker trudges through floodwater to see if his mosque is still open, Bangkok, Thailand, October 28, 2011. (VOA)
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A Pakistani migrant worker trudges through floodwater to see if his mosque is still open, Bangkok, Thailand, October 28, 2011. (VOA)

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