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Philippines residents dig out days after flooding from typhoon

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A boy shovels mud as he cleans his house swamped with mud from flash floods in Iligan city, southern Philippines Dec. 21. Residents of two southern Philippine cities battered by a storm that left over 1,000 people dead and displaced hundreds of thousands started the hard work of reclaiming their lives as authorities buried dozens of bodies in concrete vaults on Wednesday.

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A Filipino flood victim collects relief clothing during relief distribution inside a basketball gym turned into an evacuation center in a village that was devastated by rampaging flood waters in Cagayan De Oro City, southern Mindanao, Philippines, 21 December 2011. According to Tolentino, she was holding her baby as she wades thru waist high flood waters when she was hit by a fallen coconut tree that cause to loss her baby. At least 1000 people were killed in the floods caused by Tropical Storm Washi, while an undetermined number were missing, according to the Office of Civil Defence (OCD). More than 340,000 people were displaced by the floods, the OCD said. At least 44,000 of the victims are staying in cramped evacuation centres that often lack facilities, while some have camped out in the streets and their villages.

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A Filipino removes dirt outside a house at a village that was devastated by rampaging flood waters in Cagayan De Oro City, southern Mindanao, Philippines, on Dec. 21. At least 1000 people were killed in the floods caused by Tropical Storm Washi, while an undetermined number were missing, according to the Office of Civil Defence (OCD). More than 340,000 people were displaced by the floods, the OCD said. At least 44,000 of the victims are staying in cramped evacuation centers that often lack facilities, while some have camped out in the streets and their villages.

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Local residents look amongst the wreckage of their devastated village following a recent typhoon on Dec. 21 in Cagayan de Oro, Mindanao, Philippines. Typhoon Washi, a tropical storm that swept across the south of the country has claimed more than 1000 lives as flash floods and landslides hit rural communities, washing families and their houses into the sea.

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