Supertyphoon Bopha slammed into the chain of islands. (Warning: graphic content!) The death toll currently stands at 500, with over 400 missing and 310,000 displaced.
An aerial view of damaged houses caused by flash floods in Compostela Valley province, southern Philippines is seen in this handout photograph provided by the Philippine Army 10th Infantry Division, Dec. 6, 2012.
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A villager walks on rope over floodwaters that flow down a destroyed road caused by typhoon Bopha in Compostela Valley, southern Philippines, Dec. 5, 2012.
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A father cries after finding his son among victims of a flash flood after Typhoon Bopha hit New Bataan, Compostela province, southern Philippines, Dec. 5, 2012. The death toll from the Philippines' strongest typhoon this year rose to around 230, with hundreds missing, local government officials said on Wednesday.
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Residents cross a river in the flash flood–hit village of Andap, New Bataan township, Compostela Valley in southern Philippines, Dec. 5, 2012.
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