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Filipino boys play basketball in floodwater from a swollen creek at a coastal village in Malabon, north of Manila, Philippines, on July 8th. Typhoon Chan-Hom, which passed over the northeastern waters of the Philippines on its way to northern Taiwan, enhanced the seasonal monsoon, dumping heavy rains over the capital, Manila, and the northern provinces.

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PHILIPPINES, Bulacan: A baby boy sits on makeshift flotation device made from a wheel interior inside a flooded house in Calumpit, Bulacan, suburban Manila on December 20, 2015. The death toll from two storms which battered the Philippines rose to 45 as several towns remained under water and rain kept falling in northern regions, disaster monitoring officials said. The rain was caused by a cold front, dragged into the country by Typhoon Melor and Tropical Depression Onyok which hit the Philippines in succession last week.  AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS              

PHILIPPINES, SANTA ROSA : A resident stands with his rescued sow and suckling piglets as people (background) wade through a flooded highway in Santa Rosa town, Nueva Ecija province, north of Manila on October 19, 2015, a day after typhoon Koppu hit Aurora province. Residents of flooded farming villages in the Philippines were trapped on their rooftops October 19 and animals floated down fast-rising rivers, as deadly Typhoon Koppu dumped more intense rain. AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE                        

PHILIPPINES, Bulacan : In this photo taken on December 24, 2015, a child sits in a flotation device as residents queue up in flood waters to receive relief goods in Calumpit Bulacan, north of Manila. Residents in typhoon-hit Philippine villages have little to celebrate this Christmas as towns in the vast, rice-growing central Luzon plains near Manila remain submerged with the government saying some 206,000 people are still either stuck in floods or dependent on government food rations, or both.  AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

PHILIPPINES, Manila : A resident riding a tricycle negotiates floodwaters after a sudden heavy downpour inundated streets in the financial district of Manila on August 12, 2015, stranding thousands of commuters and office workers. Hundreds of people are killed in natural disasters each year in the Philippines, which is battered by an average of 20 typhoons and tropical storms annually.  AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE                        

PHILIPPINES, San Simon : A submerged house stands in a flooded rice field in San Simon town, Pampanga province, north of Manila on October 29, 2015, one week after typhoon Koppu unleashed devastating floods killing at least 54. Typhoon Koppu unleashed head-high floods last week, wiping out vast swathes of farmlands, sinking deeper poor farmers into a quicksand of crushing debt in the rice-growing central region. AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE                        

PHILIPPINES, CASIGURAN : Children sit on the roof of a house blown over by typhoon Koppu in Casiguran town, Auroran province northeast of Manila on October 21, 2015, days after the typhoon devastated the province.   Widespread flooding in the Philippines caused by a powerful typhoon eased on October 21 but the storm’s death toll climbed to 47 and tens of thousands of people remained in evacuation centres.   AFP PHOTO / Dante Diosina