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Sympathy for Sandy among Pakistan's forgotten flood victims

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While the United States recovers from superstorm Sandy, away from the glare of the international media, five million Pakistanis are struggling to get by in the country's third successive year of massive floods. 

A Pakistani girl carries a stovetop burner frame as she wades through floodwaters in Aza Kheil, some 40 kms from Peshawar, in August 2012. While the United States recovers from superstorm Sandy, away from the glare of the international media, five million Pakistanis are struggling to get by in the country's third successive year of massive floods.

Two years after the worst floods in Pakistan's history captured the world's attention, this summer's monsoon rains once again inundated huge areas of the Indus Valley, with rural parts of Sindh province the worst hit.

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