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In photos: Torrential rains deluge Manila

The Philippines’s capital has been turned into a “water world” in a deluge that has killed at least 23 people and forced hundreds of thousands to flee.

PEOPLE STRUGGLING TO to walk in streets through water often up to their chests; rescuers in rubber boats frantically trying to reach distressed residents of submerged villages; churches turned into temporary refuges – these are the scenes on the streets of Manila today.

Massive flooding has turned much of the Philippine capital into what one top government official called a “water world,” a deluge that has killed at least 23 people and forced hundreds of thousands to flee.

Here are images of some of the worst flooding in the area since 2009, when hundreds were killed in non-stop monsoon rains and flash floods.

In photos: Torrential rains deluge Manila
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