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Taking a boat ride through a flooded airport in Bangkok

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A man maneuvers his boat inside Don Muang airport in Bangkok, Thailand, on November 15.

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Vehicles are parked at the flooded Don Muang airport in Bangkok on November 15.

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Flood-affected people make their way through a breached sand bag wall that was partially destroyed by villagers, near Don Muang airport in Bangkok on November 15.

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A man rows his boat through floodwaters near a statue of a zebra in the Bangkhunthian district of Bangkok on November 15. Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is urging people in flooded areas to be patient, saying the government is working as hard as it can to drain the water.

Agence France Presse reports: 

Parts of Bangkok could still be flooded next year, Thailand's prime minister said, despite waters receding significantly in some areas of the city after weeks of inundation.

At least 562 people have been killed in the country's worst floods in half a century, which have inundated parts of the capital, although the downtown area remains dry after authorities' efforts to divert the waters.

A man in Thailand has been swamped with calls about snakes due to the recent floodwaters. MSNBC.com's Dara Brown reports.

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