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Last Updated: Sunday August 09 2009 13:17 GMT

In pictures: Taiwan typhoon

This man is attempting to travel through the floods on a bicycle.

The country of Taiwan in Asia has been hit by Typhoon Morakot. Flooding caused chaos in many parts of the country. This man is attempting to travel through the floods on a bicycle.

These people have been rescued from their home. More than 200cm of water fell in a few hours, causing sudden floods which took people by surprise.

These people have been rescued from their home. More than 200cm of water fell in a few hours, causing sudden floods which took people by surprise.

This baby is safe and well after being rescued from its home. The child has been carefully wrapped up to keep it dry.

This baby is safe and well after being rescued from its home. The child has been carefully wrapped up to keep it dry.

Taiwan's army have been called in to help move people out of the flooded areas.

Taiwan's army have been called in to help move people out of the flooded areas.

This hotel collapsed into the sea - the flood water is thought to have caused problems for its foundations.

This hotel collapsed into the sea - the flood water is thought to have caused problems for its foundations. It's thought everyone managed to get out of the hotel before it collapsed.

Boats in this harbour took a battering. Typhoon Morakot is the worst storm to strike the island in more than 50 years.

Boats in this harbour took a battering. Typhoon Morakot is the worst storm to strike the island in more than 50 years.

This house has been completely submerged in water - you can only see the roof sticking out.safety.

This house has been completely submerged in water - you can only see the roof sticking out.

The typhoon is now heading to China, where around a million people have been moved out of their homes and away from the southern coast to safety.

The typhoon is now heading to China, where around a million people have been moved out of their homes and away from the southern coast to safety.