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Asia flooding devastates millions, kills hundreds

2010-08-11 05:36:59 GMT2010-08-11 13:36:59 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

A Pakistani crosses a canal with the help of cable wire on a damaged bridge, which was washed away by heave flood in Ghazi Gat near Muzaffargarh, in central Pakistan on Monday, Aug. 9, 2010.(AP Photo)

Flood victims evacuate their villages in Sukkur, located in Pakistan's Sindh province August 8, 2010. (REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro)

An aerial view from a Pakistan army rescue helicopter shows a flood-affected area on the outskirts of Sukkur. The United Nations said Monday that massivefloods in Pakistan had affected 13.8 million people and eclipsed the scale of the devastating 2004 tsunami, as anger mounted among survivors.(AFP/Asif Hassan)

A Pakistani mother carries her children through floodwater in Muzaffargarh flooded in Pakistan on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010. Pakistan will need billions ofdollars to recover from its worst floods in history, further straining a country already dependent on foreign aid to prop up its economy and back its war against Islamist militants, the U.N. said. (AP Photo/K.M.Chaudary)

A Pakistani crosses a canal with the help of cable wire on a damaged bridge, which was washed away by heave flood in Ghazi Gat near Muzaffargarh, in central Pakistan on Monday, Aug. 9, 2010. The number of people suffering from the massive floods in Pakistan exceeds 13 million — more than the combined total of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2005 Kashmir earthquake and the 2010 Haiti earthquake, the United Nations said.

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