Monsoon rains pounded the northern Philippines, leaving at least 23 people dead and six missing. The rains have interrupted the flow of life in other ways too - The Associated Press reports that submerged roads have made travel through Manila nearly impossible. All told, at least 29 roads and three bridges have been destroyed.
Luckily, the storm is beginning to weaken, though rain will likely continue through the end of the week. Below, scenes from around the country.
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