Super Typhoon Haiyan devastates Philippines

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Looking over the devastation

The strongest typhoon of the year slammed into the Philippines, reportedly killing thousands. It had been poised to be the strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded at landfall. See gallery

Residents gather amongst the devastation in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan on Nov. 13, 2013, in Tacloban, Philippines.

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Loading relief cargo

Workers load relief cargo onto a plane bound for the Philippines at Schoenefeld Airport outside Berlin, Nov. 13, 2013.  An aid delivery funded by the German Red Cross, the THW and the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs left by plane Wednesday for the Philippine island of Cebu to deliver relief to Typhoon Haiyan survivors.

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Resting by candlelight

Homeless residents rest under candlelight inside a Catholic church which is being used as a temporary evacuation center in downtown Tacloban in central Philippines, Nov. 13, 2013.

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Showering

A man takes a shower using water from a broken pipe along a canal in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, Philippines, Nov. 13, 2013.

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Walking with food

A man carries a sack of rice as he walks on the street in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, Philippines, Nov. 13, 2013. People are commuting by foot as gasoline and diesel are in wide shortage.

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Reflecting on the tragedy

A man sits crying on a packed C130 aircraft as emotions take over after he and hundreds of other victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan are evacuated from the area on Nov. 12, 2013, in Tacloban, Philippines. Four days after the typhoon devastated the region, many have nothing left; they are without food or power and most lost their homes. Thousands of people were killed in the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year.

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Gathering supplies

Filipinos in Cebu, Philippines, gather supplies to help typhoon Haiyan victims in Tacloban recover from the devastating storm that struck Nov.12, 2013. Haiyan, possibly the most powerful typhoon on record, killed thousands of people upon hitting the Philippines. Hundred of thousands fled their homes and houses were blown to pieces.

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Families take refuge

Families take refuge at an indoor basketball stadium at the Tacloban City Convention Center, which became a homeless shelter after Super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city in central Philippines on Nov. 12, 2013. Philippine officials have been overwhelmed by Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest on record, which tore through the central Philippines on Friday and flattened Tacloban, coastal capital of Leyte province where thousands of people died — many drowning in a tsunami-like wall of seawater. 

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Carrying survivors

A U.S. marine carries an injured woman who survived the wrath of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the central coastal city of Tacloban, Philippines, as they disembark from a military cargo plane that flew them out of the city to Manila on Nov. 12, 2013. The UN launched an appeal for a third of a billion dollars on Nov. 12 as U.S. and British warships steamed towards the typhoon-ravaged Philippines, where thousands of people were killed.

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Stranded

People get out of a stranded car at a flooded underpass amid heavy rainfalls from Typhoon Haiyan, in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region November 11, 2013. Rainstorms brought by the typhoon hit the south China region on Sunday and Monday, killing at least four, with seven people still missing, according to Xinhua News Agency.

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Flooded streets

A view of flooded streets after rainstorms triggered by Typhoon Haiyan hit Sanya, Hainan province November 11, 2013.

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Destroyed buildings in Tacloban

An aerial view on Monday, Nov. 11, of buildings and houses destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, Philippines.

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Asking for help

Children hold signs asking for help and food along the highway, after Typhoon Haiyan hit Tabogon town in Cebu Province, central Philippines November 11, 2013.

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Loading relief supplies

Philippine and U.S. military personnel prepare to load relief goods on a U.S. C-130 plane for victims of Typhoon Haiyan that hit the central Philippines, at Villamor Air Base in Manila November  11, 2013.

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Warehouse items

Residents watch as others throw items taken from a warehouse after super typhoon Haiyan hit Guiuan town, eastern Samar province, central Philippines November 11, 2013.

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Devastation in Hernani

A view of devastation from Typhoon Haiyan in the coastal town of Hernani, Philippines, on Monday, Nov. 11.

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Coastal town destroyed

An aerial view of a coastal town in central Philippines on Monday, Nov. 11, devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.

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Carrying possessions

A man rows a boat carrying his belongings through flood waters after heavy rainfall due to typhoon Haiyan in Shangsi county, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region November 11, 2013.

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Drying rice

A man dries rice bran in front of his house damaged by super Typhoon Haiyan in Hernani, Samar, in central Philippines November 11, 2013.

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Washed ashore

Survivors pass by two large boats after they were washed ashore by strong waves caused by Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban City, Leyte province central Philippines on Sunday, Nov. 10. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms on record, slammed into six central Philippine islands on Friday leaving a wide swath of destruction and hundreds of people dead.

Read more: Philippines typhoon may be strongest on record

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Eye-opening storm

Children peek out from their makeshift shelter in Tacloban, on the eastern island of Leyte on November 10, 2013. A super typhoon that destroyed entire towns across the Philippines is believed to have killed more than 10,000 people, authorities said on November 10, which would make it the country's deadliest recorded natural disaster.

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Long road to recovery

Survivors walk under a fallen electric post after super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban City, central Philippines on Sunday, Nov. 10.

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Mourning the loss

A survivor cries inside an evacuation center in Tacloban.

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Still standing

Survivors stay in their damaged house after super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city, central Philippines on Sunday, Nov. 10.

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Looted merchandise

Resident carry looted goods in Tacloban City, Leyte province, central Philippines on Sunday, Nov. 10, three days after devastating Typhoon Haiyan hit the city.

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Devastation

A woman stands amid the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban , Philippines, on Saturday Nov. 9.

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Prayers for help

Residents pray inside a damaged Catholic church after super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban City, central Philippines on Sunday, Nov. 10.

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Crushed home

A woman looks out from the remains of her damaged house in Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines.

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Dead bodies

Residents cover their nose from the smell of dead bodies in Tacloban city, Leyte province central Philippines.

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Damaged home

Residents sit outside their damaged home after Typhoon Haiyan slammed into Tacloban , Philippines, on Saturday, Nov. 9.

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Flooded rice fields

An aerial view shows flooded rice fields after Typhoon Haiyan hit Iloilo Province, Philippines, on Saturday, Nov. 9.

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Debris

A resident walks by what's left of houses after Typhoon Haiyan hit Tacloban, Philippines, on Saturday, Nov. 9.

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Loss of life

Bodies wrapped in blankets are placed inside a damaged chapel Saturday, Nov. 9, a day after Typhoon Haiyan hit Tacloban, Philippines.

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Coastal communities

An aerial view of devastation from Typhoon Haiyan that smashed into coastal communities of the Philippines, in Iloilo on Saturday, Nov. 9.

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Relief operation begins

Soldiers load relief supplies for airlift to areas affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan on Saturday, Nov. 9.

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Trees uprooted

Survivors walk past uprooted palm trees in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, Philippines, on Saturday, Nov. 9.

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Houses destroyed

Houses were destroyed by strong winds of Super Typhoon Haiyan at Tacloban, on the eastern Phillipines island of Leyte, on Saturday, Nov. 9.

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Rough seas

A resident walks strong winds brought by Super Typhoon Haiyan batter San Roque, Philippines, on Friday, Nov. 8.

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Battering winds

Residents push against strong winds from Super Typhoon Haiyan in Los Baños, Phillipines, on Friday, Nov. 8.

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Safely on shore

A fisherman carries his net after making it safely back to shore after strong winds from Super Typhoon Haiyan battered Los Baños, Philippines, on Friday, Nov. 8.

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Soldiers enforce evacuation

Soldiers make the rounds to enforce the evacuation of residents as Super Typhoon Haiyan hits Legazpi, Phillipines, on Friday, Nov. 8.

Read more: Philippines typhoon may be strongest on record

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Residents rush to safety

Residents rush to safety past a fallen tree during strong winds brought by Typhoon Haiyan that hit Cebu, Philippines, on Friday, Nov. 8.

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Residents evacuated

Residents living near the slopes of Mayon volcano are evacuated Thursday, Nov. 7, to public schools by police in anticipation of the powerful Typhoon Haiyan that threatened Albay province and several provinces in central Philippines.

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Stranded passenger

A stranded passenger lies on the floor inside Ninoy Aquino International airport in Manila on Friday, Nov. 8.

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Satellite image of Super Typhoon Haiyan

Super Typhoon Haiyan approaching the Philippines on Thursday, Nov. 7.

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Sandbag protection

Filipino residents carry sandbags as they reinforce a dike in preparation for a potential super typhoon that threatens to enter the country within the next 48 hours, at a coastal village in Manila, Philippines, Wednesday, Nov. 6.

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Coast Guard preparations

Philippine Coast Guard personnel stand in formation beside newly-acquired rubber boats following a blessing ceremony in Manila on Wednesday, Nov. 6. Coast Guard Chief Rear Admiral Rodolfo Isorena ordered the newly-acquired rubber boats to be deployed to the central Philippines in preparation for the super typhoon Haiyan, which is expected to make a landfall in that area on Friday, Nov. 8.

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Massive storm

Typhoon Haiyan is seen approaching the Philippines on Thursday, Nov. 7.

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