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Typhoon in the Philippines: AFP, leading in the wake of Haiyan

Ted Aljibe - Odd Andersen - Nicolas Asfouri - Noel Celis - Philippe Lopez

On November 8, 2013, eyes around the world were focused on the Philippines after typhoon Haiyan struck. Within a few minutes, whole districts had been flattened, demolished by the extraordinary force of the typhoon with winds gusting over 315 km/h (c. 200 mph).

The toll was more than 8000 dead and missing.

The AFP reporters who reached the site the next day discovered an apocalyptic landscape. Their photos vividly convey the extent of the disaster and the distress of the survivors.