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Pictures: Flash floods strike the Philippines

Flash floods strike the southern Philippines causing damage and devastation
People in the Philippines are used to tropical storms - Washi was the 19th to hit the country so far this year.
Volunteers rescue residents of Cagayan de Oro city, Philippines, 17 December 2011
Several centimetres of rain fell in a 24-hour period. Hundreds of people have died and many others are missing.
Rescuers search for survivors in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines, 17 December 2011
About 10,000 soldiers are involved in the rescue operation.
Military personnel help to evacuate a village near Iligan City, Philippines, 17 December 2011
Lorries lie overturned in mud after the floods.
Flood damage in the Philippines
Almost 35,000 people filled evacuation centres.
Young homeless survivors rest
Local people wade through water to return to their homes.
Survivors try to return to their homes
The flooding brought down poorly built houses in the city of Iligan.
Collapsed houses in Iligan, southern Philippines
The floods destroyed villages and left only mud-strewn ruins behind.
A ruined village in the Cagayan de Oro area, Philippines
Villagers search the area after the floods.
Villagers search the area after the floods