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Soldiers carry coffins of flash flood victims during a mass burial Tuesday Dec. 20, 2011 at a public cemetery in Iligan city in southern Philippines. Dozens of grieving relatives of the victims wept openly during funeral rites presided by a Catholic bishop at nightfall in Iligan city. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Soldiers carry coffins of flash flood victims during a mass burial Tuesday Dec. 20, 2011 at a public cemetery in Iligan city in southern Philippines. Dozens of grieving relatives of the victims wept openly during funeral rites presided by a Catholic bishop at nightfall in Iligan city. (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.