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Thai Residents Brace Against Rising Flood Waters In Bangkok

BANGKOK, THAILAND - OCTOBER 29: A Thai monk stands in a flooded neighborhood near the Chayo Praya river as rising waters threaten parts of the capitol city on October 29, 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand is experiencing the worst flooding in over 50 years which has affected more than nine million people and caused the closure of hundreds of factories in the central Thai province of Ayutthaya and Nonthaburi. Over 370 people have died in flood-related incidents since late July according to the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation. (Photo by Paula Bronstein /Getty Images)

Floods threaten Bangkok trains

Advancing pools of filthy water threatened the Thai capital's subway system Monday and surrounded the emergency headquarters set up to deal with flooding that has claimed more than 500 lives nationwide.