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Super Typhoon Haiyan's cataclysmic destruction seen from above

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The aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan along the shore in the town of Guiuan in Eastern Samar province in the central Philippines, Nov. 11, 2013.

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Uprooted coconut trees on a hill near the town of Guiuan in Eastern Samar province in the central Philippines on Nov. 11, 2013, days after Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated the town.

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Detroyed houses in the city of Tacloban, Leyte province, in the central Philippines on Nov. 11, 2013.

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Destroyed houses and the airport terminal, upper right, in the city of Tacloban, Leyte province, in the central Philippines on Nov. 11, 2013.

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Typhoon victims queue for food and water outside the airport of Tacloban city in central Philippines Nov. 10, 2013.

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Victory Island off of the town of Guiuan in Eastern Samar province, central Philippines on Nov. 11, 2013, four days after Typhoon Haiyan struck.

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A road cut-off by Typhoon Haiyan in Guiuan, Eastern Samar province, central Philippines, Nov. 11, 2013.

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The town of Guiuan in Eastern Samar province, central Philippines on Nov. 11, 2013.

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Residents run towards a military helicopter to get food after Typhoon Haiyan hit Iloilo province, central Philippines, Nov. 11, 2013.

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One of the most powerful storms ever recorded killed hundreds of people in the central Philippines, with huge waves sweeping away entire coastal villages and devastating the region's main city.