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Remains of destroyed houses, toppled trucks and uprooted trees lie along a flood-hit area in Cagayan de Oro city, southern Philippines, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. Tropical Storm Washi blew away Sunday after devastating a wide swath of the southern Philippines with flash floods that killed hundreds of people as they slept and turned two coastal cities into a muddy wasteland filled with overturned cars and uprooted trees. (AP Photo/Froilan Gallardo)

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.