Photo Gallery: Bangkok Threatened
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Photo Gallery: Bangkok Threatened

Thailand's Heavy Monsoons Bangkok Evacuates as Floodwaters Rise

Historically severe floods in the heart of Thailand have crept into Bangkok. A third of the nation stands underwater and the last decade of development has left the capital without natural defenses such as forests and grasslands. The country's new prime minister is struggling to show a brave face.