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In pictures: Philippines clear-up
A group of women evacuees huddle together as they wait for the distribution of relief goods Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004 in Maragundon village in the typhoon ravaged town of Real, east of Manila.
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Survivors of storms in the Philippines that killed more than 500 people this week are struggling to come to terms with the sheer devastation.
Lerma Gorimbalim, left, and her uncle Leonardo, both survivors of devastating rainstorms that killed at least 550 people this week, look at the remnants of their house and belongings in Rodriguez
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People who fled their homes are beginning to return, and find what remains of their belongings.
A family rests inside a makeshift cubicle made with milk cartons as they take shelter in a provincial gymnasium in Rodriguez province, east of Manila,
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Those made homeless have found creative solutions to their lack of shelter.
A group of government soldiers struggle to walk in the mud at the landslide site Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004 at the typhoon ravaged town of Real, east of Manila.
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Soldiers have been delivering emergency supplies on foot.
Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo distributes relief goods to typhoon victims Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004 in Maragundon village on the outskirts of Real town, east of Manila.
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President Gloria Arroyo has visited the affected areas.
Residents cross floodwaters as they return to their homes at the typhoon-damaged mountainside town of Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija province, northern Philippines on Friday Dec. 3, 2004.
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The aftermath of the deadly storms that hit the country's north is still evident.
Thousands of logs are stuck between the houses in the town of Real, east of Manila
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Latest aerial pictures show the sheer scale of devastation.
A family cleans its furniture in the town of Real, east of Manila
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Disease is now posing the biggest threat to those who survived the storms.
A man carries a log which he plans to use to rebuild his home in the province of Nueva Ecija
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Some residents grab what they can to try to rebuild their houses.

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