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In pictures: Cyclone aftermath

Burmese Buddhist nuns walk through Rangoon (4 May 2008)

Burma is struggling to cope with the devastation wrought by Tropical Cyclone Nargis, which hit the country on Saturday.

Aerial view showing a devastated village in the Irrawaddy river delta region (5 May 2008)

State media say at least 22,000 people were killed and another 41,000 are missing.

An aerial view of devastation caused by the cyclone Nargis (6 May 2008)

Almost all of the deaths occurred in the Irrawaddy river delta region, where more were killed by the tidal wave than the cyclone itself. Large swathes of the southern coastal area are still under water.

A woman walks past a damaged bust stop in Rangoon on 6 May 2008

Hundreds of thousands of people across the affected areas are said to lack shelter and clean drinking water.

A fallen tree near a pagoda in Rangoon on 6 May 2008

The cyclone also caused massive damage in Burma's former capital, Rangoon, felling trees and cutting power supplies.

Burmese military leaders visit a cyclone-hit area in the Irrawaddy delta region (5 May 2008)

Burma's military rulers have declared five regions disaster zones, and signalled that the country will accept external help.

Thai soldiers load supplies for the cyclone victims in Burma onto a plane in Bangkok on 6 May 2008

Aid agencies are pushing for immediate access to the affected areas. Aid shipments from neighbouring Thailand are due to arrive shortly.

People wait for relief goods in a village in the Irrawaddy river delta region

A BBC correspondent in Burma says that more than half a million people in the Irrawaddy delta are thought to need emergency assistance.

Locals rush an injured person to emergency workers in the Irrawaddy river delta region (5 May 2008)

The Red Cross, which has 18,000 local volunteers in Burma, says the country faces an enormous catastrophe.

Burmese soldiers carry a sack of rice, part of aid supplied by the Thai government, at an airport in Rangoon (6 May 2008)

The Red Cross says it is particularly worried about food shortages.

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