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Torrential rains in Philippine capitol

3A 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

August 19, 2013

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)