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Scenes From the Wreckage

One of the largest typhoons ever recorded tore through the Philippines on Friday, killing thousands as winds ripped away roofs and waves washed away homes. See photos.

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See photos of the damage.With estimates of more than 10,000 dead and terrifying scenes of destruction, typhoon Haiyan has left havoc in its wake in the Philippines. The scale of devastation is now threatening to engulf the amount of resources deployed to control the situation. More than 600,000 people have been displaced, and in one city, Tacloban, the UN is reporting a mass grave with 300 to 500 bodies. Tacloban was hit by waves and winds up to 235 mph. With 70 to 80 percent of structures it touched in ruins, most of Haiyan's damage was caused by huge waves. See photos of the damage.

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This aerial photo shows destroyed houses in the town of Guiuan.

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Survivors look up at a military C-130 plane as it arrives at typhoon-ravaged Tacloban city.

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Residents queue up to receive treatment and relief supplies at Tacloban airport.

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Survivors fill the streets to the downtown area as they race for supplies at typhoon ravaged Tacloban city.

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Residents carry a coffin in Santa Fe, Leyte.

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Two young boys look at the devastation in Tacloban City.

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New-born baby Bea Joy is held by relative Michelle Satur after mother Emily Ortega, 21, gave birth in an improvised clinic at Tacloban airport.

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A view of the super typhoon devastated city of Tacloban.

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Residents loot water damaged sacks of rice from a rice warehouse in the aftermath of typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban.

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Destroyed houses in Tacloban on Sunday. The city remains littered with debris from damaged homes. Residents have reported cshortages of food and water and lack of electricity since Typhoon Haiyan slammed into their province on Friday.

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A child stands on top of a table surrounded by the typhoon wreckage.

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Residents cover their nose from the smell of dead bodies. 

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The hand of a dead body lies in the water. There may be as many as 10,000 deaths in the Leyte province, though only a few hundred bodies have been recovered so far.

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Downed power lines and debris block a road in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. Rescue crews have had trouble delivering food and water due to te condition of the roads.

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Submerged cars sit in flood waters.

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An aerial view of buildings destroyed in the Leyte province.

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Massive winds ripped roofs off buildings and colossal waves washed away flimsy homes. 

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Residents walk along a coastal village road while strong winds batter Bayog town in Los Banos, Laguna, south of Manila.

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Residents living near the slopes of Mayon volcano are evacuated to public schools by police in anticipation of the powerful typhoon Haiyan that threatened Albay province and several provinces in the central Philippines.

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Fishermen’s outriggers are anchored in a river near Manila Bay on Friday.

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A satellite image from NOAA shows Typhoon Haiyan hovering over the Philippines on Thursday evening. According to a weather expert, it was poised to be the strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded at landfall.

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A mother and her children brave heavy rains as they head for an evacuation center amid strong winds in the central Philippines on Friday.

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Filipinos riding three-wheeled motorcycles manuever through floodwaters in Taguig city, south of Manila, on Friday.

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A resident stands on a roof of a home with a backdrop of a cloudy financial district in Manila on Friday.

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A house is engulfed by the storm surge hitting Legazpi city, Albay province, roughly 325 miles south of Manila.

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Residents clear a road after trees were toppled by strong winds at the onslaught of powerful typhoon.

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A resident walks along a shoreline as strong winds brought by super Typhoon Haiyan battered San Roque town, Legazpi city.