2013 Flood in Thailand

2013 Flood in Thailand

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A Buddhist monk paddles a boat past a Buddha statue at a temple in Ayutthaya province, on Oct. 3, 2013. Although flooding has affected 38 provinces so far this year, the government said the 2011 disaster won’t be repeated because less rain has fallen and the biggest dams aren’t close to capacity, unlike two years ago.