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Month-long floods force mass evacuation

2010-08-24 07:36:26 GMT2010-08-24 15:36:26 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Flood refugees walk past self-built tents near Muzaffargarh, south Pakistan's Punjab Province, Aug. 23, 2010. UN estimated that the continuing month-long floods have caused 280 million dollars losses, rendered 20 million homeless as over 893,000 homes were destroyed across Pakistan where 25 percent of country's 803.940 square kilometers total landmass is under floodwater. (Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai)

A childish flood refugee looks away at a place near Muzaffargarh, south Pakistan's Punjab Province, Aug. 23, 2010. (Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai)

Flood refugees fetch water near Muzaffargarh, south Pakistan's Punjab Province, Aug. 23, 2010. (Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai)

Flood refugee eat food at waterside near Muzaffargarh, south Pakistan's Punjab Province, Aug. 23, 2010. (Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai)

Flood refugees paddle a boat in water near Muzaffargarh, south Pakistan's Punjab Province, Aug. 23, 2010. (Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai)

UN estimated that the continuing month-long floods in Pakistan have caused 280 million dollars losses, rendered 20 million homeless as over 893,000 homes were destroyed across Pakistan where 25 percent of country's 803.940 square kilometers total landmass is under floodwater.

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