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11/20/2011

Two months of flooding in Ayutthaya, Thailand

While parts of Bangkok are starting to dry out, outlying areas such as the Ayutthaya province in Thailand are still very much underwater. The deluge has killed more than 500 people and affected about 2 million since late July, with tens of thousands relocated or sheltering in evacuation centres after their homes and businesses were engulfed by water. A wonderful set of photos from Reuters photographer Damir Sagolj, taken November 19, 2011:

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An elderly man sits outside his home.

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A man uses plastic canisters to float as he searches for lotus plants to use for food.

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Rice is left to dry as girls play outside their home.

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A woman and her dog stand between boats after getting supplies from a local market.

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A girl swims outside her home.

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