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Seven killed as typhoon sweeps past Philippines

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Residents ride a pedicab along a flooded street in Valenzuela city, north of Manila, Philippines on July 31, 2012.

Typhoon Saola dumped torrents of rain as it swept past the Philippines, killing at least seven people and displacing more than 20,000 others by Tuesday, The Associated Press reports.

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A man carries his child through the flooded emergency room of a hospital in Valenzuela City on July 31, 2012.

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A boy holds his shirt on the lid of a plastic container to keep it dry while gathering recyclable materials from the debris swept by strong winds in Manila bay on July 31, 2012.

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A resident wades through waist-deep floodwaters brought by tropical storm Saola as he passes by a Catholic church at Almacen town in Bataan province, north of Manila on July 31, 2012.

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Typhoon Saola followed a tropical storm in the Philippines and dumped torrents of rain on the already soaked island nation. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.