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

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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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