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Aerial photos reveal damage from Typhoon Bopha

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A banana plantation lies in ruin in Compostela Valley in the southern Philippines, Dec. 7, 2012.

AFP – Getty Images reports — Hundreds of thousands of survivors of a deadly typhoon crammed into packed shelters on Dec. 7, braving the stench of corpses as the government vowed action to prevent storm disasters. Typhoon Bopha whipped the southern Philippines on Dec. 4, leaving at least 546 people dead and hundreds more missing in the deadliest natural disaster this year in a country regularly hit with quakes, floods and volcanic eruptions.

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Uprooted coconut trees lie in ruin as residents and rescue workers look for survivors at a coconut plantation in the aftermath of Typhoon Bopha in Compostela Valley in the southern Philippines, Dec. 7.

Jay Morales / AFP - Getty Images

Uprooted banana trees lie at a plantation in Compostela Valley in the southern Philippines, Dec. 7.

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Trees lie uprooted in areas affected by Typhoon Bopha in Compostela Valley, southern Philippines, Dec. 7.

Reuters

Crops lie damaged in the aftermath of Typhoon Bopha in Compostela Valley, southern Philippines, Dec. 7.

NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

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