Photos and Videos: Deadly Typhoon Devastates Philippines

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Nov. 10 2013 12:11 PM

Photos and Videos: Deadly Typhoon Devastates Tacloban, Philippines

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Residents walk through debris and toppled power lines in Tacloban City, Leyte province, central Philippines on November 10

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One of the strongest typhoons on record hit the Philippines Friday, killing as many as 10,000 people in one city alone. Super typhoon Haiyan destroyed about 70 to 80 percent of the structures in its path, reports Reuters, before weakening and heading to Vietnam. Rescuers are still struggling to reach villages along the coast but so far the hardest hit city appears to be Tacloban, the capital of Leyte province. Take a look at videos and photographs of the devastation caused by Haiyan after the jump:

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People killed during Typhoon Haiyan are lined up on the side of the road on November 10 in Tacloban City

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Residents stand under a shelter surrounded by pile of debris washed inland along a road in Tacloban

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Resident carry their looted goods in Tacloban City

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A man looks at debris of destroyed houses in Tacloban, eastern island of Leyte on November 10

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A resident covering his face with a mask rides past dead bodies littered along a road in Tacloban

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Residents queue up for relief foods next to a fallen power line in Tacloban City

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Residents wade through flood waters on November 10 in Tacloban City

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A resident cries as she related her ordeal at the height of Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban City

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