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Photos of floods in Pakistan

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.

(Below) 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 litres 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)

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(Below)  Pakistanis wade through a flooded road caused by heavy monsoon rainfall in Karachi, Pakistan, on Saturday, September 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

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(Below)  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)

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(Below)  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)

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(Below)  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)

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(Below)  Flood victims wait in line for relief supplies in the Badin district of Pakistan’s Sindh province, on September 18, 2011. (Reuters/Akhtar Soomro)

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(Below)  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)

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(Below)  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)

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(Below)  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)

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(Below)  A Pakistani man wades through a flooded field in Tando Muhammad Khan near Hyderabad, Pakistan, on September 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

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(Below)  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)

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(Below)  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)

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(Below)  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)

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(Below)  Pakistani men sit on the rubble of a house, surrounded by flood water in Badin district near Hyderabad, Pakistan, on September 18, 2011.

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(Below)  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)

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(Below)  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)

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(Below)  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)

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(Below)  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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