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A girl, one of the thousands affected by flooding due to heavy rains exacerbated by Tropical Storm Trami, cries after a cup of congee she received slipped from her hands during a food distribution in Marikina, east of Manila on August 21, 2013, as rains pounded the capital city for the third day.  Heavy rain pounded the Philippine capital and surrounding areas for a third day August 21, adding to the misery of nearly 300,0000 exhausted people displaced from their flooded homes.

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A young girl is distressed after a cup of congee (rice porridge) she received during a food distribution in Marikina, east of Manila, slipped from her hands. The girl is one of the thousands of people affected by flooding brought on by tropical storm Trami, which has been pounding the Philippine capital for a third day on Wednesday

Workers wade through floodwaters caused by monsoon rain, intensified by tropical storm Trami, in Kawit town of Cavite city

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Workers wade through floodwaters caused by monsoon rain, intensified by tropical storm Trami, in Kawit, Cavite province, south of Manila, on Monday. Heavy rain in the Philippine capital forced the closure of government offices, schools, banks and most private companies on Monday, and residents in parts of the city and nearby provinces had to flee from their homes because of floods.

A man holds his broken umbrella against heavy winds in Hong Kong on August 13, 2013 as the city braces for deadly Typhoon Utor which earlier swept through the Philippines. The strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year caused floods and landslides, killing at least two people as rescuers raced to reach isolated villages in the storm's path.

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Hong Kong is bracing for Typhoon Utor, which swept through the Philippines. The strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year caused floods and landslides, killing at least two people as rescuers raced to reach isolated villages in the storm’s path.

Germany Europe Floods

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A child runs over a wall of sandbags at river Elbe in Dresden, eastern Germany on Thursday. Read more

14.00 Rescue workers on a rubber boat make the...Rescue workers on a rubber boat make their way through a street flooded by the river Elbe in Meissen, eastern Germany, on June 5, 2013. Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged 100 million euros in emergency aid for flood-ravaged areas as surging waters that have claimed at least 11 lives and forced tens of thousands of evacuations across central Europe bore down on eastern Germany.     AFP PHOTO / ROBERT MICHAELROBERT MICHAEL/AFP/Getty Images

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Rescue workers on a rubber boat make their way through a street flooded by the river Elbe in Meissen, eastern Germany. Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged €100m in emergency aid for flood-ravaged areas as surging waters that have claimed at least 11 lives and forced tens of thousands of evacuations across central Europe bore down on eastern Germany. Read more

This picture made available Tuesday June 4, 2013,  shows an a erial view of the swollen Vltava river and a flooded house near Stare Ouholice village near Kralupy nad Vltavou, about 35 km (21.7 miles) north of Prague, taken on Monday, June 3, 2013. Heavy rainfalls cause flooding along rivers and lakes in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. (AP Photo/CTK, Vit Simanek) SLOVAKIA OUT

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A lone house stands surrounded by water from the swollen Vltava river at Stare Ouholice village near Kralupy nad Vltavou in the Czech Republic, about 35 km (21.7 miles) north of Prague. Heavy rainfall also caused flooding along rivers and lakes in Germany, Austria and Switzerland Read more

Flooding in Germany - Gera...epa03728770 A man carries a woman through flood water in a street after flood waters overflowed the banks of the White Elster River in Gera, Germany, 03 June 2013. Flood warning level four is in effect along the White Elster and the Saale.  EPA/MARC TIRL

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A man carries a woman through flood water in a street in Gera, Germany. Flood waters have overflowed the banks of the White Elster River. Read more