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Last Updated: Saturday, 17 November 2007, 08:27 GMT
In pictures: Cyclone's aftermath

A couple clear debris in Bagherhat, Bangladesh, 17 November 2007

Cyclone Sidr has left hundreds dead, and has damaged or destroyed tens of thousands of homes in southern and central Bangladesh.

Villagers cross a bridge near Pirojpur, Bangladesh, 17 November 2007

Many of the worst affected areas have been cut off, complicating relief efforts. Roads were blocked with debris and power and phone lines down.

A woman arranges her house near Pirojpur, Bangladesh, 17 November 2007

Entire villages have been levelled, with residents left trying to salvage what they can from their homes.

Unconscious injured girl receiving iv treatment 17 November 2007

Medical aid is getting through to a few of those injured in the disaster, but many areas are still without help.

Family trying to shift fallen tree 17 November 2007

Many families have been left using their bare hands to try to move fallen trees and rebuild destroyed homes.

Woman drying saris on ruined house 17 November 2007

For some, the basic need for dry clothes has to be put before rebuilding work.

Men tend to damaged rice crops 17 November 2007

The need to tend to badly damaged crops is also an urgent task.

Bangladeshis carry their belongings in the village of Kanainagar, Bangladesh, 16 November 2007

Hundreds of thousands had fled the cyclone, carrying their possessions as they sought shelter from the storm.

Relatives of cyclone victims mourn at the village of Goyar, 16 November 2007

But many were left behind, and though hundreds have already been confirmed dead, that toll is expected to rise.

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