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Residents affected by Friday's flash flooding, retrieve galvanized sheets amidst the devastation in Iligan city in southern Philippines Monday Dec. 19, 2011. With funeral parlors overwhelmed, authorities in a flood-stricken southern Philippine city organized the first mass burial of unidentified victims who were swept to their deaths in one of the worst calamities to strike the region in decades. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

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.