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Philippine Navy personnel lift one of coffins that will be shipped with drinking water, clothes and other relief goods to flood-stricken Cagayan De Oro and Iligan cities on board a Philippine Navy ship in Manila, Philippines on Tuesday Dec. 20, 2011. Nearly a thousand people died in massive flash floods when tropical storm Washi hit the country last week in one of the worst disasters to strike the region in decades. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Floods ravage Philippines

Hundreds of people are dead or missing after flash floods that ravaged the southern Philippines, the government said Dec. 20 as cities prepared for mass burials.