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Bangkok braces for more water and potentially weeks of flooding

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Flood victims leave from flooded areas in a truck in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011.

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People talk about the floods next to the Chao Praya river in Bangkok, on October 26, 2011. Thailand's premier warned nervous Bangkok citizens that incoming floods could last for four weeks, as waters inched nearer the city center on the eve of an emergency five-day holiday.

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Pedestrians walk past a flood protection barrier made of sandbags in the financial district of Bangkok on October 26, 2011.

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A woman rests after being evacuated to a shelter set up at the Sports Science Centre in Bangkok from an area affected by the floods October 26, 2011.

More evacuations took place as the water continued to rise. Downtown Bangkok was filled with sandbags awaiting the rising water. The mayor warned the flooding could last up to a month.  Full story.