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Massive Cyclone Hits Australia
A massive cyclone strikes Australia as thousands take shelter from the storm that ripped roofs off buildings and left thousands without power.
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Australia Yasi Home Sign

Feb. 3: A message sprayed on debris shows the spirit of a home-owner after the building was destroyed in Tully, Australia, after Cyclone Yasi brought heavy rain and howling winds gusting to 186 mph.

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Australia Yasi Destroyed Home

Feb. 3: A house is destroyed in Tully, Australia, after Cyclone Yasi brought heavy rain and howling winds gusting to 186 mph.

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Australia Yasi Senior Home

Feb. 3: Debris is piled around a piano at a senior citizen's center destroyed in Tully, Australia, after Cyclone Yasi brought heavy rain and howling winds gusting to 186 mph.

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Australia Yasi Coastline

Feb. 3: Strong winds are seen hitting a section of the 'Strand' in Townsville, Australia.

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Australia Yasi Banana Field

Feb. 3: Bananas lie on the ground at Innisfail, Australia. after Cyclone Yasi brought heavy rain and howling winds gusting to 186 mph.

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Australia Yasi Road Sign

Feb. 3: A damaged roadside sign is seen laying on its side after the passing of Cyclone Yasi in Townsville, Australia.

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Australia Yasi Flood

Feb. 3: Vehicles are stopped due to flooding on the road to near Goolboo, Australia.

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Australia Yasi Tree Damage

Feb. 3: A man works to repair damage to the roof of his house while his dogs inspect a fallen tree in Kamma, Australia.

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Australia Cyclone 1

Feb. 3: Guests at a the Shangri-La hotel line up to gather in the ballroom in Cairns, Australia, as a monster cyclone strikes the northeast coast with furious winds, rains and surging seas on a scale unseen in generations.

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Australia Cyclone 5

Feb. 2: People pack a shopping mall used as an evacuation shelter in Cairns, Australia, as a monster cyclone strikes the northeast coast with furious winds, rains and surging seas on a scale unseen in generations.

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Australia Cyclone 4

Feb. 2: People pack a shopping mall used as a evacuation shelter in Cairns, Australia, as a monster cyclone strikes the northeast coast with furious winds, rains and surging seas on a scale unseen in generations.

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Australia Cyclone 3

Feb. 2: This image provided by NASA shows Tropical Cyclone Yasi as it approaches Queensland.

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Australia Cyclone 2

Feb. 2: Guests at a the Shangri-La hotel huddle in the ballroom in Cairns, Australia, as a monster cyclone strikes the northeast coast with furious winds, rains and surging seas on a scale unseen in generations.

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Australia Cyclone 7

Feb. 2: A police officer, left, tells a photography shop owner that there is a mandatory evacuation and she must move to a safer area in Cairns, as a monster storm bears down on northeastern Australia.

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Australia Cyclone 6

Feb. 2: A police officer, right, tells people on the street that there is a mandatory evacuation and they must move to a safer area in Cairns, as a monster storm bears down on northeastern Australia.

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Massive Cyclone Hits Australia

A massive cyclone strikes Australia as thousands take shelter from the storm that ripped roofs off buildings and left thousands without power.

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