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Philippines typhoon leaves trail of destruction
One of the most powerful storms on record devastated the central Philippines, as authorities fear it killed an estimated 10,000 people in one city alone.

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Nov. 12, 2013: Philippine military personnel try to prioritize children and women first as people wait for evacuation flights in Tacloban, central Philippines. Thousands of typhoon survivors swarmed the airport here on Tuesday seeking a flight out, but only a few hundred made it, leaving behind a shattered, rain-lashed city short of food and water and littered with countless bodies.
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Nov. 12, 2013: Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan are stopped by rescue workers as they try to board a C-130 cargo plane at the airport in Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines.
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Nov. 12, 2013: Two brothers wheel their grandmother in a shopping cart to the evacuation area of an airport following the massive destruction left by Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, central Philippines.
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Nov. 12, 2013: Survivors stand near bags containing bodies of typhoon victims in Tacloban city, which was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan, in central Philippines.
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Nov. 12, 2013: Soldiers and police retrieve the bodies of typhoon victims in Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines.
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Nov. 10, 2013: Survivors stay in their damaged house after super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city, central Philippines.
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Nov. 10, 2013: Marines secure gear onto a pallet during preparations for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief mission to the Philippines at the U.S. Futenma airbase in Ginowan, on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa.
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Nov. 10, 2013: Survivors walk through the rubble of damaged homes and a ship that was washed ashore in Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines. The city remains littered with debris from damaged homes as many complain of shortages of food and water and no electricity since Typhoon Haiyan slammed into their province.
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Nov. 10, 2013: The devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan, are seen in Tacloban city, Leyte province in central Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms on record, slammed into six central Philippine islands on Friday, leaving a wide swath of destruction and scores of people dead.
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Nov. 10, 2013: Residents walk past the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan, in Daanbantayan town, north Cebu, central Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms on record, slammed into six central Philippine islands on Friday, leaving a wide swath of destruction and scores of people dead.
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Nov. 10, 2013: Residents walk past damaged structures caused by typhoon Haiyan, in Tacloban city, Leyte province central Philippines.
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Nov.9: An aerial view shows damaged houses, as residents wave for help after Typhoon Haiyan hit a village in Panay island, in northern Iloilo Province, central Philippines. (Reuters)

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Nov. 9: An aerial view shows damaged houses after Typhoon Haiyan hit Iloilo Province, central Philippines. (Reuters)

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Nov. 9: A mother and her son walk under damaged electric cables after super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city, central Philippines. (Reuters)

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Nov. 9: Residents walks past a truck slammed on a tree after a super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city, central Philippines. (Reuters)

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Nov. 9: A resident walks past her collapsed house after super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city, central Philippines. (Reuters)

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Nov. 9: An injured man walks with an aid of a cane to get some treatment following a powerful typhoon that hit Tacloban city, in Leyte province in central Philippines. (AP)

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Nov. 9: A woman stands amidst the devastation brought about by powerful Typhoon Haiyan at Tacloban city, in Leyte province, central Philippines. (AP)

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Nov. 8: Image made from ABS-CBN video, a man carries a child through the debris in Leyte, Philippines, as typhoon Haiyan ripped through the region. (AP Photo/ABS-CBN via AP Video)

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Nov. 9: A Philippine flag flutters amidst the devastation brought about by powerful Typhoon Haiyan at Tacloban city, in Leyte province, central Philippines. (AP)

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Nov. 9: This image provided by NASA shows Typhoon Haiyan taken by Astronaut Karen L. Nyberg aboard the International Space Station. (AP Photo/NASA, Karen L. Nyberg)

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Nov. 9: Tacloban city, devastated by powerful Typhoon Haiyan, is seen in Leyte province, central Philippines. (AP)

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Nov. 9: Soldiers load relief supplies for airlift to affected areas a day after powerful typhoon hit Tacloban city, in Leyte province in central Philippines. (AP)

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Nov. 8: Soldiers make the rounds to enforce the evacuation of residents as powerful typhoon Haiyan hits Legazpi city, Albay province about 325 miles south of Manila, Philippines. (AP)

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Nov. 9: Residents walk by debris after powerful Typhoon Haiyan slammed into Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines. (AP)

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Nov. 9: A man sits in the debris with an uprooted tree seen in background, after powerful typhoon Haiyan slammed into Tacloban, central Philippines. (AP)

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Nov. 9: Bodies wrapped in blankets are placed inside a damaged chapel a day after powerful Typhoon Haiyan slammed Tacloban city, in Leyte province, central Philippines. (AP)

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Nov. 9: The airport devastated by powerful Typhoon Haiyan that slammed into Tacloban city, Leyte province, Philippines. (AP)

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Nov. 9: In this image made from ABS-CBN video, rescuers wade through flood waters caused by typhoon Haiyan in Mindoro, Philippines (AP Photo/ABS-CBN via AP Video)

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Nov. 9: A survivor carries relief goods amongst the devastation after powerful Typhoon Haiyan slammed into Tacloban city, Leyte province central Philippines. (AP)

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Nov. 9: Residents sit outside their damaged house after powerful Typhoon Haiyan slammed into Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines. (AP)

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Nov. 9: Residents try to seek shelter with their belongings following a powerful typhoon that hit Tacloban city, in Leyte province, central Philippines. (AP)

Philippines typhoon leaves trail of destruction

One of the most powerful storms on record devastated the central Philippines, as authorities fear it killed an estimated 10,000 people in one city alone.