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Thailand's 'historic' floods: A slideshow
Towns are submerged, temples are ruined, and Bangkok's key industries are imperiled in the country's worst flooding in more than 50 years
 
Thailand’s ‘historic’ floods: A slideshow Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

The monsoon season often wreaks havoc on Thailand, but this year, the East Asian nation has experienced its worst flooding in over a half century. The floods began in July, and worsened last month when rainfall — about 40 percent more than usual — filled dams to capacity, prompting authorities to release 9 billion cubic meters of water down a river basin headed straight for Bangkok. Click through for a look at the country's "historic" floods.

 

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