From a rooftop in a Manila suburb today, residents watched water flow through flooded streets.
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August 9, 2012 Monsoons have overwhelmed Manila. There's widespread flooding and there have been many landslides. Nearly 600,000 people have now had to flee their homes. At least 19 people are dead.
A man paddled an improvised raft along a flooded street in suburban Manila earlier today.
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August 8, 2012 According to officials, about 1.2 million people have been affected. Manila is being called a "waterworld."
In this handout photo provided by the Dagsa Family, an alleged assassin aims a gun at Reynaldo Dagsa, who was taking a picture of his family early on Jan. 1, 2011.
January 4, 2011 A local councilman was taking a New Year's Day picture of his family when a gunman fired two shots, killing the politician. Police used the photograph to track down the alleged killer and an accomplice.
August 24, 2010 Philippine police admitted they mishandled the Manila hostage crisis that resulted in eight tourists dying. They didn't have the equipment or training, but also didn't take advantage of the opportunities to end the crisis by killing the captor.
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