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In Flooded Bangkok, Trash Collectors Struggle to Keep Up

Bangkok authorities estimate the city normally produces 8,000 tons of waste daily, and trucks the garbage to one of three landfills, two of those sites are now underwater

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A garbage collection truck ploughs through waist-deep water in Phet Kasem, Bangkok, where waste has been piling up for six days without collection. The truck was full after just two stops, November 9, 2011. (VOA - G. Paluch)
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A garbage collection truck ploughs through waist-deep water in Phet Kasem, Bangkok, where waste has been piling up for six days without collection. The truck was full after just two stops, November 9, 2011. (VOA - G. Paluch)

Buddha images are wrapped in plastic and tethered to trees so they don't float away in the waist-deep water in Phet Kasem, Bangkok, November 9, 2011. (VOA - G. Paluch)
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Buddha images are wrapped in plastic and tethered to trees so they don't float away in the waist-deep water in Phet Kasem, Bangkok, November 9, 2011. (VOA - G. Paluch)

A Buddhist monk recovers a robe from debris after flood waters receded in Ayutthaya, November 9, 2011. (Reuters)
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A Buddhist monk recovers a robe from debris after flood waters receded in Ayutthaya, November 9, 2011. (Reuters)

A Buddha's statue sits amidst trash at a half-flooded street corner in Ayutthaya province, central Thailand November 8, 2011. (AP)
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A Buddha's statue sits amidst trash at a half-flooded street corner in Ayutthaya province, central Thailand November 8, 2011. (AP)

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