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November 14, 2013
Philippines buries some dead as survivors beg for help
Tacloban, Philippines (AFP) Nov 14, 2013
Scores of decaying bodies were laid in mass graves Thursday as overwhelmed Philippines authorities grappled with disposal of the dead, while the living begged for help after the typhoon disaster. The expected arrival later in the day of the USS George Washington, a huge aircraft carrier with 5,000 sailors aboard, offered some hope for the hungry and thirsty left to roam the ruined city of Tacloban. But almost a week after Typhoon Haiyan swept through the country's central islands, crushing settl ... read more
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