Typhoon hits Philippines

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Trees uprooted

A powerful typhoon hit the Philippines Dec. 4, 2012, washing away villages in flash floods. Two days later, the toll stands at 370 people dead and 400 still missing. See gallery

Residents saw an uprooted tree to clear the road after Typhoon Bopha hit Tagum City in the southern Philippines Dec. 4, 2012.

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Rescuers in New Bataan

A day after Typhoon Bopha hit the Philippines Dec. 4, 2012, rescuers in New Bataan carry a flash flood victim to safety.

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Destroyed plantations

Villagers wash their clothes Dec. 5, 2012, in the middle of a banana plantation destroyed when Typhoon Bopha hit the southern Philippines the day before.

 

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Seeking transportation

Homeless typhoon victims are transported on a motorcycle, locally called "Habal-Habal," after Typhoon Bopha hit the Philippine's Compostela Valley Dec. 4, 2012.

 

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Crossing floods

Residents cross a flooded road, washed out when Typhoon Bopha hit the Philippines Dec. 4, 2012.

 

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Vendor amidst the storm

A vendor sits in the shade of a Coca-Cola vending machine amidst torn-up food stalls, demolished after Typhoon Bopha hit the Philippines' Compostela Valley Dec. 4, 2012.

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Roads destroyed

Refugees walk along a destroyed road toward an evacuation center the day after Typhoon Bopha struck the Philippines' Compostela Valley Dec. 4, 2012.

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Villagers wait for help

Villagers wait to be evacuated after their homes were swept away by flash floods brought on by Typhoon Bopha, which hit the Philippines' Compostela Valley Dec. 4, 2012..