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Floods Cripple Indonesian Capital

Much of Jakarta is under waist-high water, after days of unusually heavy monsoon rains caused floods that forced thousands to seek shelter.
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Workers cross a flooded street in the business district in Jakarta, Indonesia, January 17, 2013.
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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)
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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.
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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.
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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)
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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.
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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)
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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)
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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)
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People walk through Jakarta's flooded streets, Indonesia, January 17, 2013. (VOA Indonesian Service)

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