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Zoom: Typhoon Haiyan's devastation in the Philippines

Communities shattered by massive storm, aerial pictures reveal

Last Updated: Nov. 13, 2013

Typhoon Haiyan slammed through the central Philippines on Nov. 8, destroying an estimated 70 to 80 per cent of the area in its path. Thousands are feared to be dead and many, many more are in urgent need of food, water and medical supplies.

The scope of the devastation is just becoming clear. Hover over the photos below for a closer look at what people on the ground are facing as the communities struggle to recover.


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A hand-painted sign calls for help in the coastal town of Tanawan on Nov. 13. (Wally Santana/AP)




Houses were destroyed in the town of Guiuan in Eastern Samar province. This photo was taken on Nov. 11. (Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty)




The coastal city of Tacloban in Letye province was one of the hardest-hit areas. This photo was taken on Nov. 11. (Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty)




A coastal town in Samar province was also devastated by the storm. This photo was taken on Nov. 11. (Erik De Castro/Reuters)




Homes are flattened in Tacloban. This photo was taken on Nov. 11. (Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty)




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