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In Pictures: Jakarta Monsoon Floods

Heavy downpours combined with poor city sewage planning often causes heavy flooding in parts of greater Jakarta.

February 22, 2021

People push their motorcycles through an area flooded after the embankment of Citarum River burst, in Bekasi, Indonesia. Heavy rains caused rivers to burst their banks in the region sending muddy water into residential and commercial areas, inundating thousands of homes.

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Indonesian men carry their belongings as they wade through the water at a flooded neighborhood following heavy rains in Jakarta, Indonesia. Heavy downpours combined with poor city sewage planning often causes heavy flooding in parts of greater Jakarta.

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A man holds onto a safety line installed at a flooded neighborhood following heavy rains in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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A woman walks through a flooded walkway following heavy rains, in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Residents use a rubber boat to make their way through a flooded street following heavy rains, in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Residents use a cork material as a raft to make their way through a flooded street following heavy rains in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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People stand above at an office yard flooded following heavy rains in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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People wait for the water to subside as their vehicles are stuck at on a flooded toll road following heavy rains in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Residents wait for evacuation from their flooded neighborhood following heavy rains in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Rescuers evacuate people from their flooded neighborhood following heavy rains in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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A man grabs a tree to keep from being swept away by flood water through a flooded neighborhood following heavy rains in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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People swim through a flooded neighborhood following heavy rains in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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