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New Devastating Pakistan Floods

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One year ago, Pakistan suffered the worst flooding in its history, a slow-moving disaster that left some 2,000 dead and another 11 million homeless. Nearly one million are still without permanent shelter, and meanwhile, the flooding has returned. Though it's not on the same scale as last year's flood, this summer's damage is still significant. High water from monsoon rains has killed more than 200 people since early August, damaging or destroying some 670,000 homes and affecting more than 5 million people, according to the government and the United Nations. The disaster has once again overwhelmed the capacity of the government to assist, and the UN has asked for $357 million in international aid. Gathered here is a handful of recent images from Pakistan, where residents are once again coping with flooding on a massive scale. [36 photos]

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A Pakistani woman displaced by the floods walks along a flooded road holding an axe to cut wood, in Digri district near Hyderabad, Pakistan, on September 19, 2011. The United Nations appealed for $357 million Sunday to help millions of Pakistanis affected by floods that have damaged hundreds of thousands of homes and destroyed millions of acres of crops. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
A Pakistani woman displaced by the floods walks along a flooded road holding an axe to cut wood, in Digri district near Hyderabad, Pakistan, on September 19, 2011. The United Nations appealed for $357 million Sunday to help millions of Pakistanis affected by floods that have damaged hundreds of thousands of homes and destroyed millions of acres of crops. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
This photograph taken from a Pakistani Army helicopter shows shows a view of the flood-hit Sanghar district of Sindh province on September 19, 2011. Millions of people have been swamped by a second year of catastrophic floods. One year on from the country's worst-ever floods. (Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images) #
Pakistani flood-affected people evacuate the flooded area of Kaloi district in Tharparkar by truck on September 17, 2011. The United Nation's children agency said it would distribute 200,000 liters of water to 40,000 people daily and deploy 40 more water tankers in coming days, in a bid to ensure access to clean drinking water and avert diseases. (Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images) #
Pakistanis wade through a flooded road caused by heavy monsoon rainfall in Karachi, Pakistan, on Saturday, September 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan) #
A Pakistani mother comforts her son who is suffering from the mosquito-borne disease, dengue fever, at a local hospital in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Pakistani authorities who are already under pressure to help hundreds of thousands of flood victims, struggling to contain dengue fever which has killed many people and around 4,400 cases have been reported, officials said. (AP Photo/B.K.Bangash) #
This photograph taken from a Pakistani Army helicopter shows flood affected villagers seeking refuge on a dry patch in the flood-hit Sanghar district of Sindh province on September 19, 2011. (Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images) #
Displaced Pakistani villagers living in a camp after their houses were flooded following torrential monsoon rains in Badin near Hyderabad, Pakistan, on Thursday, August 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil) #
Pakistani villagers rescue their livestock as their houses are flooded as a result of torrential monsoon rains over a few days in Tando Mohammad Khan, near Hyderabad in Pakistan's Sindh province, on August 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Pervez Masih) #
Pakistani men cook food for flood-affected people in Tando Bago, a town in Badin, on September 15, 2011. One year after record floods left 21 million Pakistanis reeling, thousands living on the country's southern fertile plains have seen their homes washed away for a second time -- despite the spending of millions of dollars in aid to avert a fresh crisis. (Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images) #
Flood victims wait in line for relief supplies in the Badin district of Pakistan's Sindh province, on September 18, 2011. (Reuters/Akhtar Soomro) #
A Pakistani struggles to cross a flooded road during heavy rainfall in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Monday, August 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed) #
A pet bear sits among residents who escaped to higher ground from their flooded village in the Tando Allahyar district of Pakistan's Sindh province, on September 15, 2011. (Reuters/Akhtar Soomro) #
Seen from above, floodwaters surround and inundate the streets of the town of Tando Mohammad Khan, near Hyderabad, Pakistan, on Sept 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Pervez Masih) #
A Pakistani man and his daughter, who were displaced by the floods, sleep under a mosquito net on the outskirts of Hyderabad, Pakistan, on September 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen) #
A boy enters the ravaged entrance of his house after it was damaged by floodwaters in the Badin district of Pakistan's Sindh province, on September 19, 2011. (Reuters/Akhtar Soomro) #
A Pakistani man wades through a flooded field in Tando Muhammad Khan near Hyderabad, Pakistan, on September 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen) #
Flood affected villagers receive airdropped aid packets from a Pakistani Army helicopter in the flood-hit Sanghar district of Sindh province, on September 19, 2011. (Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images) #
A Pakistani flood-affected man carries an aid supply bag from a distribution point on the outskirts of Badin, on September 18, 2011. (Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images) #
Pakistani children displaced by the floods, collect spilled rice left on a roadside, in Tando Muhammad Khan near Hyderabad, Pakistan, on September 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen) #
A man collects belongings from a flooded room of his home following heavy rainfall in Karachi, Pakistan, on September 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan) #
Residents on donkey cart ride past closed shops through a flooded street in the Badin district of Pakistan's Sindh province, on September 18, 2011. (Reuters/Akhtar Soomro) #
Pathani, 60, a flood victim who is suffering from diarrhea, lies in a civil hospital in Badin district in Pakistan's Sindh province, on September 16, 2011. (Reuters/Akhtar Soomro) #
Pakistani flood-affected villagers ride on a vehicle as they arrive at a safe place in flood-hit Badin district, on September 13, 2011. Pakistan called on the world to speed up relief efforts after torrential rains exacerbated major floods in the south of the country. (Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images) #
Flood-affected Pakistani villagers block a Hyderabad-Badin road during a protest against the mismanagement of food distribution by the local administration near Hyderabad, on September 20, 2011. (Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images) #
Flood-affected villagers seek refuge on a dry patch in the flood-hit Sanghar district of Sindh province on September 19, 2011. (Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images) #
Pakistani men sit on the rubble of a house, surrounded by flood water in Badin district near Hyderabad, Pakistan, on September 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil) #
Boys use inner tubes to keep afloat as they play in floodwaters in Karachi, on September 13, 2011. (Reuters/Athar Hussain) #
Pakistani Navy personnel distribute aid to flood-affected villagers in Jhudo district on September 16, 2011. (Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images) #
A flood-affected woman stands by her makeshift tent on high ground near the flooded area on the outskirt of Badin, on September 18, 2011. (Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images) #
Viewed through a hole in their tent, flood-affected Pakistani children take shelter near the flooded area of Badin, on September 18, 2011. (Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images) #
Villagers load their goats into a rescue boat while fleeing their flooded village of Ali Nawaz Khuso, in the Badin district of Pakistan's Sindh province on September 14, 2011. (Reuters/Akhtar Soomro) #
A displaced Pakistani girl sleeps in a makeshift tent after fleeing her house as a result of torrential monsoon rains which flooded Badin near Hyderabad, on Thursday, August 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil) #
Pakistani gas station workers and a motorcyclist stand in a flooded area following rains in Karachi on September 10, 2011. (Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images) #
A woman carries her child while escaping to higher ground from her flooded village in the Mirpur Khas district of Pakistan's Sindh province, on September 15, 2011. (Reuters/Akhtar Soomro) #
A Pakistani child displaced by floods sleeps in a hammock in Badin district near Hyderabad, Pakistan, on September 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen) #
A boy, displaced by floods, is silhouetted by the water's edge after escaping to higher ground from his flooded village in the district on Badin, on September 17, 2011. (Reuters/Akhtar Soomro) #

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