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Island of misery

, November 19, 2013

A single house and a coconut tree on the isolated Manicani Island near the Eastern Samar town of Guiuan is seen devastated in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan, on November 19. Authorities estimate more than 3,900 people were killed when Typhoon Haiyan, one of the largest ever recorded, made landfall in the central Philippines and the sea surged ashore. Philippine authorities, the US military and international agencies face a mounting humanitarian crisis, with the number of people displaced by the catastrophe estimated at four million, up from 900,000 late last week. Reuters/Wolfgang Rattay




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