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31 Devastating Images Of Typhoon Haiyan's Destruction

The category 5 typhoon was one of the strongest storms in recorded history.

Posted on November 9, 2013, at 12:48 p.m. ET

Updated — Nov. 10, 9:55 a.m. ET

1. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest typhoons ever to make landfall, devastated the central Philippines on Nov. 9. As many as 10,000 are feared dead, according to some reports.

An aerial view shows damaged houses on a coastal community after Typhoon Haiyan hit Iloilo Province in the central Philippines on Nov. 9.
Philippines / Reuters

An aerial view shows damaged houses on a coastal community after Typhoon Haiyan hit Iloilo Province in the central Philippines on Nov. 9.

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A survivor walks amid the debris of houses destroyed in Tacloban.
Romeo Ranoco / Reuters

A survivor walks amid the debris of houses destroyed in Tacloban.

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Debris hang on a basketball post near thousands of houses damaged after super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city.
Romeo Ranoco / Reuters

Debris hang on a basketball post near thousands of houses damaged after super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city.

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Empty coffins lie on a street near houses damaged in Tacloban.
Romeo Ranoco / Reuters

Empty coffins lie on a street near houses damaged in Tacloban.

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Thousands of homes were destroyed in Tacloban.
Romeo Ranoco / Reuters

Thousands of homes were destroyed in Tacloban.

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A mother takes refuge with her children in Cebu city on Nov. 8.
Philippines / Reuters

A mother takes refuge with her children in Cebu city on Nov. 8.

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A collapsed building is seen after Super Typhoon Haiyan battered the city of Tacloban.
Erik De Castro / Reuters

A collapsed building is seen after Super Typhoon Haiyan battered the city of Tacloban.

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Romeo Ranoco / Reuters

A father looks at his daughter's body inside a chapel.

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Overturned vehicles are seen outside a damaged airport.
Erik De Castro / Reuters

Overturned vehicles are seen outside a damaged airport.

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Survivors wait for medical assistance.
Erik De Castro / Reuters

Survivors wait for medical assistance.

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An aerial view shows damaged houses in the central Philippines.
Philippines / Reuters

An aerial view shows damaged houses in the central Philippines.

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A survivor holds a statue of Jesus Christ, her only saved belonging, after the typhoon.
Romeo Ranoco / Reuters

A survivor holds a statue of Jesus Christ, her only saved belonging, after the typhoon.

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A woman stands amid the devastation in Tacloban.
Bullit Marquez / AP

A woman stands amid the devastation in Tacloban.

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Residents fetch water from an artesian well.
Erik De Castro / Reuters

Residents fetch water from an artesian well.

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A mother and her son walk under damaged electric cables. The massive storm forced millions of people to flee to safer ground, cutting power lines and blowing apart houses.
Romeo Ranoco / Reuters

A mother and her son walk under damaged electric cables. The massive storm forced millions of people to flee to safer ground, cutting power lines and blowing apart houses.

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Bullit Marquez / AP

Residents look at bodies wrapped in blankets inside a damaged chapel.

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Survivors assess the damage from the Category 5 typhoon.
Romeo Ranoco / Reuters

Survivors assess the damage from the Category 5 typhoon.

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A view inside a damaged airport.
Erik De Castro / Reuters

A view inside a damaged airport.

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Debris litters a damaged airport in Tacloban.
Erik De Castro / Reuters

Debris litters a damaged airport in Tacloban.

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Romeo Ranoco / Reuters

Survivors carry a person killed in the storm.

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The damaged control tower of Tacloban airport is seen after the typhoon.
Erik De Castro / Reuters

The damaged control tower of Tacloban airport is seen after the typhoon.

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Residents look at the damaged village hall in Janiuay, in Iloilo province.
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Residents look at the damaged village hall in Janiuay, in Iloilo province.

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Survivors who lost their homes use a Jeepney public bus as shelter.
Romeo Ranoco / Reuters

Survivors who lost their homes use a Jeepney public bus as shelter.

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Residents wait near Tacloban's damaged airport for relief goods on Nov. 9.
Romeo Ranoco / Reuters

Residents wait near Tacloban's damaged airport for relief goods on Nov. 9.

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Many houses near an airport were demolished.
Romeo Ranoco / Reuters

Many houses near an airport were demolished.

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Aaron Favila / AP

Residents pull relief goods by dead bodies in the street.

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A survivor carries relief goods among the devastation in Tacloban.
Aaron Favila / AP

A survivor carries relief goods among the devastation in Tacloban.

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Residents recover the body of a victim.
Handout / Reuters

Residents recover the body of a victim.

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Survivors sift through the rubble of their damaged house.
Bullit Marquez / AP

Survivors sift through the rubble of their damaged house.

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In this image from ABS-CBN video, residents wade through a flooded street caused by Typhoon Haiyan, in Mindoro, Philippines.
AP Photo/ABS-CBN via AP Video

In this image from ABS-CBN video, residents wade through a flooded street caused by Typhoon Haiyan, in Mindoro, Philippines.

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Residents sit on a curb outside their damaged house.
Aaron Favila / AP Photo

Residents sit on a curb outside their damaged house.

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