Local residents wade through flood waters with his cat in a plastic tub in Bangkok on November 7, 2011. Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said she would miss an Asia-Pacific summit in Hawaii this weekend, postponing her debut on the world stage to deal with the kingdom’s worst floods in half a century that have claimed 527 lives so far.
[Credit : Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty]

Local residents wade through flood waters with his cat in a plastic tub in Bangkok on November 7, 2011. Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said she would miss an Asia-Pacific summit in Hawaii this weekend, postponing her debut on the world stage to deal with the kingdom’s worst floods in half a century that have claimed 527 lives so far.

[Credit : Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty]