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Floods persist in Thailand

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Local residents use boats to travel around through floodwaters in Bang Bua Thon, in Nonthaburi province, suburban Bangkok, on October 18. The Thai premier said reconstruction from massive floods swamping vast swathes of the country is expected to cost the government over 3.3 billion USD -- a fifth more than previously estimated.

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A boy pulls a refrigerator along a flooded street in Pathum Thani province on October 17.

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Residents walk through flooded streets on the outskirts of Bangkok on October 17. Flooding has killed at least 307 people since late July, damaged large areas of farmland and closed half a dozen huge industrial estates this month at a potential cost of 1.7 percent of gross domestic product.

At least 200 elephants have been forced to leave the Elephant Village in Thailand due to rising floodwaters. Msnbc.com's Dara Brown reports.