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Scenes of devastation from giant cyclone Yasi

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This overview shows boats previously moored in the Hinchenbrook Marina lying smashed after catastrophic winds and storm surge caused by Cyclone Yasi in Cardwell on Feb. 3, 2011.

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Vehicles queue to cross a flooded section of the Bruce Highway bordered by banana plantations devastated when Cyclone Yasi tore through Tully on Feb. 3, 2011.

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An aerial view shows homes destroyed in Tully, North Queensland, Australia, on 03 Feb. 3, 2011, as a result of category five tropical cyclone Yasi.

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Two women survey the damage in Tully, Australia, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, after Cyclone Yasi brought heavy rain and howling winds gusting to 186 mph. The most powerful storm in a century ripped across Australia's northeast coast early Thursday, blasting apart houses, laying waste to banana crops and leaving boats lying in the streets of wind- and wave-swept towns.

 

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