Photo Gallery: Flooding in the Philippines: Aug. 8, 2012 12/14

This photo released on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012 by the Department of National Defense shows flooded areas in Bulacan province, northern Philippines. Widespread flooding battered a million others and paralyzed the Philippine capital began to ease Wednesday as cleanup and rescue efforts focused on a large number of distressed residents, some still marooned on their roofs. (AP Photo/Department of National Defense) ORG XMIT: XAF807