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Japan flood aftermath

Submerged and destroyed houses are seen the site where river banks were broken along Suemasa river in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, Japan, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Submerged and destroyed houses are seen the site where river banks were broken along Suemasa river in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, Japan, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Submerged and destroyed houses are seen the site where river banks were broken along Suemasa river in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, Japan, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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The damaged house of 51-year-old Kairyu Takahashi, an Okayama prefectural assemblyman, is seen in a flood affected area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, Japan, July 12, 2018.  REUTERS/Issei Kato

The damaged house of 51-year-old Kairyu Takahashi, an Okayama prefectural assemblyman, is seen in a flood affected area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, Japan, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

The damaged house of 51-year-old Kairyu Takahashi, an Okayama prefectural assemblyman, is seen in a flood affected area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, Japan, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Submerged and destroyed houses are seen near the site where river banks were broken along Suemasa river in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, Japan, July 9, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Submerged and destroyed houses are seen near the site where river banks were broken along Suemasa river in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, Japan, July 9, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Submerged and destroyed houses are seen near the site where river banks were broken along Suemasa river in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, Japan, July 9, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Family members of 79-year-old local resident Isao Akutagawa (not pictured), try to remove mud and debris from their house in a flood affected area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, Japan, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Family members of 79-year-old local resident Isao Akutagawa (not pictured), try to remove mud and debris from their house in a flood affected area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, Japan, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Family members of 79-year-old local resident Isao Akutagawa (not pictured), try to remove mud and debris from their house in a flood affected area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, Japan, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A local resident piles up household waste caused by a flooding at a temporary waste-collection point at Mabi Clean Center in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, Japan, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A local resident piles up household waste caused by a flooding at a temporary waste-collection point at Mabi Clean Center in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, Japan, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A local resident piles up household waste caused by a flooding at a temporary waste-collection point at Mabi Clean Center in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, Japan, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Local residents walk in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Local residents walk in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Local residents walk in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Local residents try to clear mud and debris at a flood affected area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Local residents try to clear mud and debris at a flood affected area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Local residents try to clear mud and debris at a flood affected area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A muddy wooden Daikokuten gods statue is seen on household waste in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A muddy wooden Daikokuten gods statue is seen on household waste in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A muddy wooden Daikokuten gods statue is seen on household waste in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A local resident pauses as he tries to clear mud and debris at a flood affected area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A local resident pauses as he tries to clear mud and debris at a flood affected area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A local resident pauses as he tries to clear mud and debris at a flood affected area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Muddy wristwatches are seen at a landslide site caused by heavy rain in Kumano Town, Hiroshima Prefecture, July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Muddy wristwatches are seen at a landslide site caused by heavy rain in Kumano Town, Hiroshima Prefecture, July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Muddy wristwatches are seen at a landslide site caused by heavy rain in Kumano Town, Hiroshima Prefecture, July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Local residents try to clear debris at a flood affected area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Local residents try to clear debris at a flood affected area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Local residents try to clear debris at a flood affected area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Local residents stand in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Local residents stand in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Local residents stand in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A local resident tries to clear mud and debris from his home at a flood affected area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A local resident tries to clear mud and debris from his home at a flood affected area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A local resident tries to clear mud and debris from his home at a flood affected area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Local residents try to clear mud and debris at a flood affected area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Local residents try to clear mud and debris at a flood affected area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Local residents try to clear mud and debris at a flood affected area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Submerged and destroyed houses are seen in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Submerged and destroyed houses are seen in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Submerged and destroyed houses are seen in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Local residents pile up household waste, caused by a flooding, at a temporary waste-collection point at Mabi Clean Center in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Local residents pile up household waste, caused by a flooding, at a temporary waste-collection point at Mabi Clean Center in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Local residents pile up household waste, caused by a flooding, at a temporary waste-collection point at Mabi Clean Center in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A Japan Self-Defense Forces soldier collects commemorative photos from debris at a landslide site caused by heavy rain in Kumano Town, Hiroshima Prefecture, July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A Japan Self-Defense Forces soldier collects commemorative photos from debris at a landslide site caused by heavy rain in Kumano Town, Hiroshima Prefecture, July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A Japan Self-Defense Forces soldier collects commemorative photos from debris at a landslide site caused by heavy rain in Kumano Town, Hiroshima Prefecture, July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Local residents pile up household waste, caused by a flooding, at a temporary waste-collection point at Mabi Clean Center in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Local residents pile up household waste, caused by a flooding, at a temporary waste-collection point at Mabi Clean Center in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Local residents pile up household waste, caused by a flooding, at a temporary waste-collection point at Mabi Clean Center in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A local resident tries to clear mud and debris at a flood affected area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A local resident tries to clear mud and debris at a flood affected area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A local resident tries to clear mud and debris at a flood affected area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Local residents pile up household waste, caused by a flooding, at a temporary waste-collection point at Mabi Clean Center in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Local residents pile up household waste, caused by a flooding, at a temporary waste-collection point at Mabi Clean Center in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Local residents pile up household waste, caused by a flooding, at a temporary waste-collection point at Mabi Clean Center in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A submerged car is seen in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A submerged car is seen in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A submerged car is seen in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Local residents try to clear mud and debris from a house at a flood affected area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Local residents try to clear mud and debris from a house at a flood affected area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Local residents try to clear mud and debris from a house at a flood affected area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Broken refrigerators, caused by a flooding, are seen at a temporary waste-collection point at Mabi Clean Center in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Broken refrigerators, caused by a flooding, are seen at a temporary waste-collection point at Mabi Clean Center in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Broken refrigerators, caused by a flooding, are seen at a temporary waste-collection point at Mabi Clean Center in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A local resident tries to clear debris at a flood affected area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A local resident tries to clear debris at a flood affected area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A local resident tries to clear debris at a flood affected area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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