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In pictures: Burma survivors

Children beg passengers in a car for food in Bogalay on 8 May 2008

Almost a week after a devastating cyclone hit low-lying areas of southern Burma, hundreds of thousands of people are still in urgent need of help.

Villagers queue up for relief goods in Bogalay, one of the worst-affected areas, on 8 May 2008

Limited aid supplies have been distributed, but international agencies say they have reached only a fraction of the population in need of assistance.

Cyclone-hit villagers dry their remaining rice in Bogalay on 8 May 2008

Many areas of the Irrawaddy Delta region remain under water. Food and clean drinking water are in desperately short supply in many areas.

Villagers transport belongings and repair supplies in Bogalay on 8 May 2008

Many people have lost everything, but prices of basic commodities and vital rebuilding materials are reported to have soared.

A displaced woman sleeps on a piece of wood in Bogalay on 8 May 2008

A sea surge washed away houses across the region. Families have no shelter and are living in the open air.

Burmese Prime Minister Thein Sein (2nd R) meets cyclone-hit people near Rangoon on 8 May 2008

But Burma's military junta says it can cope. It wants countries and organisations to send aid but it does not want foreign personnel operating in the tightly-controlled country.

A child sits in a temporary shelter outside Rangoon on 9 May 2008

Experts warn that the Burmese government will not be able to cope alone, and that people could die if vital aid does not get to them.

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