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In pictures: Jakarta flooding

An Indonesian man paddles down a flooded road in central Jakarta

At least 20 people have died and 340,000 have been left homeless by flooding in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.

Jakarta residents keeping to high ground

Residents have been forced onto high ground to avoid flood waters, which have reached 3m (10ft) in some places.

A food vendor pushes his cart through the Jakarta streets

Homes have been flooded and thousands of people have rushed to try and save their businesses from the muddy waters.

Residential area of Jakarta

The water has spread throughout a large area of the city, with densely-populated residential districts submerged.

Children play in floodwater in Jakarta

It is the worst flooding in the city for five years, closing schools, cutting power and submerging roads.

Woman rescued from floodwater in a dinghy

A massive operation is under way to evacuate residents trapped by the deluge.

Taxis driving through flooded streets

In places where the waters remain shallow, some have struggled to navigate a path through the city.

Overflowing river in Jakarta

Days of torrential rain caused rivers to burst their banks, sending water cascading through the city.

Flooded street in Jakarta

Forecasters say heavy rain is set to continue for a week, with more flooding expected.






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