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%
9%
76%
5%
120
flagAustralia
5%
8%
76%
8%
78
flagJapan
7%
14%
68%
9%
54
flagThailand
11%
8%
67%
8%
34
flagSpain
8%
14%
59%
16%
49
flagIndia
12%
8%
56%
21%
101
flagthe United States
13%
13%
55%
14%
1111
flagCanada
7%
14%
55%
20%
98
flagthe United Kingdom
12%
13%
54%
18%
793
flagSweden
16%
5%
54%
22%
53
flagNorway
15%
8%
52%
23%
46
flagGermany
15%
15%
51%
16%
326
flagBelgium
18%
15%
51%
15%
33
flagthe Netherlands
16%
18%
46%
17%
75
flagPoland
18%
17%
44%
18%
23568
flagItaly
15%
19%
46%
17%
63
flagFrance
4%
20%
42%
29%
64
flagMexico
18%
11%
41%
25%
127
flagRepublic of Ireland
15%
16%
41%
26%
73
flagUnknown
31%
19%
28%
20%
1166

Gender

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

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