In pictures: Manila hit by devastating floods

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Downpours cause widespread devastation and leave 80,000 homeless

At least 16 people have died in severe floods in the Philippine capital of Manila after several days of torrential rain. More than 80,000 people are in emergency shelters, while soldiers are using rubber boats to reach people stranded in their homes. This picture was taken by the Philippine air force and shows houses submerged by floodwaters in the Marikina City area of Manila.

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Searching for debris

Residents look for recyclable materials from the ruins of shanties and debris left by floodwaters in Quezon City in Manila. The area has been drenched with more than half of a month's worth of rain in the space of 24 hours. A storm off eastern China that intensified the monsoon has now started to move away.

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Watching the water

A resident sits on the window of a house swamped with floodwaters in Quezon City, Manila. The deluge is the worst since 2009 when hundreds died in flash floods.

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Flood wreckage

Residents gather near taxis damaged by floodwaters in Quezon City in Manila. "We're still on a rescue mode," said Benito Ramos, who heads the Phillipine government's main disaster response agency. "Floods are receding in many areas but people are still trapped on their roofs."

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Means of transport

Residents use a coffin as a makeshift boat in floodwaters in Quezon City in Manila.

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Making do

A man crosses deep floodwaters using containers as floats in suburban Quezon City, north of Manila.

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After the deluge

Residents negotiate a flooded street as the water begins to recede in Marikina City, east of Manila.

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Keeping dry

A resident carries a monitor along a flooded road in Marikina City, east of Manila.

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Temporary home

Evacuees sit on benches inside a Catholic church converted into a temporary evacuation centre in Quezon City, north of Manila.

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Creature comfort

A man carries puppies back inside their house as other dogs stay on the roof at a flooded area in Marikina City, east of Manila.

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Sailing home

Residents ride a boat along a flooded area in Bulacan province, north of Manila.