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In pictures: Philippine ferry tragedy

Residents look at capsized ferry off Sibuyan island, The Philippines, June 22 2008

The Princess of the Stars was carrying more than 800 passengers and crew when it capsized after being battered by huge waves caused by the typhoon Fengshen.

Four survivors of the Princess of Stars

The first few survivors to be found said many people had jumped overboard - only to be separated by the big waves caused by the typhoon.

Relatives wait outside the Sulpicio Lines terminal in suburban Manila, June 23 2008.

Anxious relatives gathered at the ferry's offices looking for information about their loved ones.

Relatives check manifest of ferry, June 23 2008.

Relatives began checking the ferry's manifest amid some confusion over the number of people on board the vessel.

A distraught relative awaits news outside the ferry's offices, June 23 2008

Philippines President Gloria Arroyo has demanded to know why the ferry was allowed to sail when there were warnings of the typhoon.

Residents salvage their belongings after typhoon Fengshan in Iloilo city, central Philippines, June 22 2008.

Typhoon Fengshen has left caused a lot of damage nationwide and submerged entire communities.

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