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Flood misery in Jakarta

, January 17, 2013

Residents walk through floodwaters as they flee from their flooded area in Jakarta on January 17. Heavy monsoon rains triggered severe flooding in large swathes of the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Thursday, with many government offices and businesses forced to close because staff could not get to work. Weather officials warned the rains could get worse over the next few days and media reports said that thousands of people in Jakarta and its satellite cities had been forced to leave their homes because of the torrential downpours this week. Reuters/Enny Nuraheni 

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