Smiling through tragedy

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Local residents riding on a vehicle evacuate from a flooded area to a safer place in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP)

Local residents riding on a vehicle evacuate from a flooded area to a safer place in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP)

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Thai residents ride a makeshift raft as they leave flooded area in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP)

Thai residents ride a makeshift raft as they leave flooded area in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP)

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A Thai Airways' aircraft is parked at the flooded maintenance center in Don Mueang airport in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP)

A Thai Airways' aircraft is parked at the flooded maintenance center in Don Mueang airport in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP)

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Thai residents ride a makeshift boat as they leave flooded area in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP)

Thai residents ride a makeshift boat as they leave flooded area in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP)

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A couple paddle the boat past partially submerged cars in flooded central Bangkok. (Reuters)

A couple paddle the boat past partially submerged cars in flooded central Bangkok. (Reuters)

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Children play in floodwaters near a street food stall near the Chao Phraya river in central Bangkok. (AFP)

Children play in floodwaters near a street food stall near the Chao Phraya river in central Bangkok. (AFP)

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A man wearing a life jacket smiles in floodwaters as floods advance into central Bangkok. (Reuters)

A man wearing a life jacket smiles in floodwaters as floods advance into central Bangkok. (Reuters)

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Thai children play along a flooded area in Bangkok. (AP)

Thai children play along a flooded area in Bangkok. (AP)

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A Thai man wades along chest-deep floodwaters on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand. (AP)

A Thai man wades along chest-deep floodwaters on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand. (AP)

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