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The terrible destruction of Typhoon Haiyan
One of the most powerful storms ever recorded ravaged the Philippines over the weekend
 

Typhoon Haiyan rocked the Philippines over the weekend, completely leveling the coastal city of Tacloban. Not one building escaped the storm's wrath, and of the 220,000 residents, officials say at least 10,000 people were killed.

While dazed survivors pick through the splintered wreckage and scavenge for sustenance and comfort, aid from the U.S., Japan, and several nearby countries is being deployed.

To get an understanding of the devastation, here are a series of photos of the storm and its aftermath.

A composite image incorporating satellite data shows Typhoon Haiyan approaching the Philippines at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7. (CC BY: EUMETSAT)


Survivors walk on a road amid heavy downpour after Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city in central Philippines on Sunday, Nov. 10. (REUTERS/Erik De Castro)


An aerial view of a coastal town in Samar province on Monday, Nov. 11. (REUTERS/Erik De Castro)




Residents walk past damaged homes and shops in Tacloban city on Sunday, Nov. 10. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)


A boy, who was injured by flying debris during the storm, gathers coins and any other salvageable materials from the ruins of his home in central Philippines. (REUTERS/Erik De Castro)


Debris hangs on a basketball post on Sunday, Nov. 10. (REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco)


Children play near electric posts on a street in Tacloban on Saturday, Nov. 9. (REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco)


A survivor salvages belongings from her damaged home on Monday, Nov. 11. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)


Residents make their way around a ship that washed ashore and now sits atop what remains of people's homes on Sunday, Nov. 10. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)


Residents stand on the ruins of their house on Sunday, Nov. 10. (REUTERS/Erik De Castro)


A man clutches a sneaker as he stares at the wreckage of his home and neighborhood on Sunday, Nov. 10. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

 
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