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PHOTOS: The aftermath of one of world's worst typhoons ever

November 14, 2013 12:44 IST

PHOTOS: The aftermath of one of world's worst typhoons ever

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Rescue workers tried to reach towns and villages in the central Philippines on Tuesday that were cut off by the powerful typhoon. Fearing that the death toll now at 1,774 could jump sharply, as relief efforts intensified with the help of United States military.

What's worse a new tropical low, Zoraida, blew in Tuesday delivering more rain and only adding to the woes of the devasted Filipinos.

These shocking photographs tell us the story of of the battered nation struggling to get back on its feet.

A woman holds newly born baby Beatriz as her mother (not pictured) recuperates at a makeshift birthing clinic in Tacloban city in central Philippines. Dazed survivors of super Typhoon Haiyan that swept through the central Philippines killing an estimated 10,000 people begged for help and scavenged for food, water and medicine on Monday, threatening to overwhelm military and rescue resources. 

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Photographs: Erik De Castro/Reuters

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A typhoon survivor cries while she is evacuated by a military helicopter from Guiwan, Samar, that was among those areas battered by super Typhoon Haiyan in central Philippines.

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Photographs: Erik De Castro/Reuters

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One of the statues of the US General Douglas MacArthur shrine lies face down in the water after falling at the height of super typhoon Haiyan  in Palo, Leyte province in central Philippines on Tuesday.

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Photographs: Erik De Castro/Reuters

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A man dries rice bran in front of his house damaged by super Typhoon Haiyan in Hernani, Samar, in central Philippines.

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Photographs: Erik De Castro/Reuters

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Residents climb on a damaged warehouse belonging to the National Food Authority as they search for food in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan  in Alangalang, Leyte, Philippines.

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Photographs: Jeoffrey Maitem/Getty Images

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People get out of a stranded car at a flooded underpass amid heavy rainfalls under the influence of Typhoon Haiyan, in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.

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A man sorts through debris and collects recyclable items on the morning after Typhoon Haiyan made landfall n Halong City, Vietnam. Typhoon Haiyan, which has left thousands dead after it swept through the Philippines, has made landfall in Vietnam.

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Photographs: Tim Barker/Getty Images

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A man takes a break from salvaging reusable woods from his damaged house after super Typhoon Haiyan hit Tabogon town in Cebu Province, central Philippines.

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Photographs: Charlie Saceda/Reuters

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Filipino soldiers bring Tacloban residents onto a military plane leaving Tacloban airport in central Philippines.

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Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters

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A typhoon victim rests on a sofa at the ruins of her family's home in Palo, Leyte province, which was battered by Typhoon Haiyan.

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A mother and her two daughters cover their faces with towels as they pass the stench on the road after super typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban City.

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Photographs: Edgar Su/Reuters

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A homeless typhoon victim sits at a makeshift shelter along a road in Palo, Leyte, which was battered by Typhoon Haiyan.

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Photographs: Erik De Castro/Reuters

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A resident walks past a wall with a graffiti calling for help after Typhoon Haiyan devastated Tacloban city, central Philippines.

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Photographs: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

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Residents dodge as they ride a motorcycle past a fallen tree on a flooded street after rainstorms triggered by Typhoon Haiyan hit Sanya, Hainan province.

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Children hold signs asking for help and food along the highway, after Typhoon Haiyan hit Tabogon town in Cebu Province, central Philippines.

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Photographs: Charlie Saceda/Reuters

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