BANGKOK, Thailand — An unusually harsh barrage of rain and shoddy infrastructure have conspired to turn Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, into a disaster zone.
The city's mayor on Thursday declared a state of emergency and, according to government figures, more than 100,000 people are displaced.
The coastal city's residents are accustomed to floods — monsoons routinely turn their side streets to rushing canals — but recent nonstop rains have put some districts under up to 9 feet of water.
This round of flooding, and perennial grumblings over Jakarta's overpopulation and poor infrastructure, follows a long-running political debate over the merits of moving the capital elsewhere.
The following is a photo gallery of scenes from the flooding.