Torrential rains in Philippine capitol
  • An estimated 600,000 people in the Philippines remained at temporary shelters or with relatives  after days of heavy rain that killed 20, officials said.

    A day after floods ebbed in the capital Manila, stagnant pools of water and high tides in coastal areas prolonged the misery in the central Luzon plains to the north.(AFP)

  • Torrential rains in Philippine capitol

    A resident, left, wades through floodwaters after receiving relief goods from a non-government organization as another resident piggybacks a child to spend the night at an evacuation center at Calumpit township, Bulacan province, north of Manila, Philippines Thursday Aug.22, 2013. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

  • Torrential rains in Philippine capitol

    Residents wade through floodwaters after receiving relief goods at an evacuation center at Calumpit township, Bulacan province, north of Manila, Philippines Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

  • Torrential rains in Philippine capitol

    Evacuees pitch their temporary shelter at an evacuation center after fleeing their homes following the flooding at Calumpit township, Bulcan province, north of Manila, Philippines Thursday Aug. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

  • Torrential rains in Philippine capitol

    A teenager piggybacks her brother as she wades through floodwaters to spend the night at an evacuation center at Calumpit township, Bulacan province, north of Manila, Philippines Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

  • Torrential rains in Philippine capitol

    Rescuers pull a boat carrying residents as they enforce evacuation at an area flooded due to a swollen river in Marikina city, east of Manila, Philippines Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

  • Torrential rains in Philippine capitol

    Residents brave neck-deep floods outside their house in Marikina city, east of Manila, Philippines on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

  • Torrential rains in Philippine capitol

    Vehicles are parked along a flooded area at the financial district of Makati, south of Manila, Philippines on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

  • Torrential rains in Philippine capitol

    Filipino men struggle to cross strong currents as floodwaters rise at a residential area in Las Pinas, south of Manila, Philippines, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

  • Torrential rains in Philippine capitol

    Residents evacuate to higher ground after floodwaters caused by the swelling of a river surround their homes in Marikina city, east of Manila, Philippines on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

  • Torrential rains in Philippine capitol

    Families evacuate to higher ground after floodwaters caused by a swollen river surround their homes in Marikina city, east of Manila, Philippines on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

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