This photo of the totally destroyed city was taken in May 1945. Which city was that?

Bangkok
Kuala Lumpur
Manila
Jakarta
The one-­month Battle of Manila was the scene of the worst urban fighting in the Pacific theater. It cul­mi­nat­ed in total dev­as­ta­tion of the city and a blood­bath often compared to Stal­in­grad. Manila was listed as the second most dev­as­tat­ed capital city of WW2, after Warsaw.

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Bangkok
Kuala Lumpur
Manila
Jakarta
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flagthe Philippines
6%
8%
77%
6%
131
flagAustralia
6%
9%
74%
9%
82
flagJapan
7%
14%
68%
9%
54
flagThailand
11%
11%
65%
8%
35
flagSpain
8%
14%
60%
16%
50
flagSweden
16%
4%
59%
19%
61
flagthe United States
13%
13%
56%
14%
1137
flagIndia
14%
9%
55%
20%
105
flagthe United Kingdom
12%
13%
54%
17%
828
flagCanada
6%
14%
53%
20%
102
flagGermany
15%
15%
52%
15%
361
flagNorway
13%
9%
52%
23%
51
flagBelgium
20%
14%
50%
14%
34
flagFrance
4%
19%
45%
27%
68
flagPoland
18%
17%
44%
18%
24805
flagthe Netherlands
16%
19%
44%
17%
78
flagRepublic of Ireland
15%
15%
42%
25%
76
flagItaly
20%
17%
44%
16%
68
flagMexico
18%
12%
41%
25%
128
flagUnknown
31%
19%
28%
20%
1247

Gender

men37%
women34%
Bangkok
23%
18%
Kuala Lumpur
19%
22%
Manila
37%
34%
Jakarta
20%
24%

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