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
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flagJapan
5%
10%
78%
5%
90
flagthe Philippines
6%
9%
76%
6%
154
flagAustralia
4%
7%
76%
10%
102
flagSpain
7%
15%
61%
14%
57
flagSwitzerland
5%
13%
60%
21%
38
flagSweden
17%
7%
58%
17%
70
flagAustria
7%
13%
57%
18%
38
flagthe United States
14%
14%
56%
13%
1448
flagIndia
13%
11%
55%
18%
117
flagthe United Kingdom
13%
13%
54%
17%
963
flagCanada
7%
15%
54%
19%
126
flagGermany
14%
15%
53%
15%
417
flagItaly
16%
14%
55%
12%
89
flagNorway
15%
11%
51%
21%
60
flagthe Netherlands
18%
18%
46%
15%
94
flagPoland
18%
17%
45%
17%
28493
flagRepublic of Ireland
15%
14%
44%
22%
96
flagFrance
5%
20%
43%
28%
74
flagMexico
18%
12%
42%
25%
131
flagUnknown
30%
19%
29%
20%
1430