20 Heartbreaking Photos Of The Devastation In The Philippines

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.

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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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A resident hangs clothing amid fallen trees and debris a day after Typhoon Bopha made landfall in the village of Andap, New Bataan township, Compostela Valley in southern Philippines, Dec. 5, 2012.

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A resident walks back home with a plastic bag of relief goods amidst the debris from Tuesday’s Typhoon Bopha at New Bataan township, Compostela Valley in southern Philippines, Dec. 7, 2012.

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Bullit Marquez / AP

Relatives cross a river to bury their loved one, who died in a flash flood caused by Typhoon Bopha, Dec. 6, 2012, in New Bataan township, Compostela Valley in southern Philippines.

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Rescuers retrieve flash flood victims from the debris of Tuesday’s Typhoon Bopha at New Bataan township, Compostela Valley in southern Philippines, Dec. 7, 2012.

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A man prepares to build a temporary shelter, Dec. 6, 2012, after Typhoon Bopha hit Montevista township, Compostela Valley in southern Philippines.

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Rosalinda Pasko tearfully breaks the news to a relative of the death of her two of her family members at the flash flood–hit village of Andap, New Bataan township, Compostela Valley in southern Philippines, Dec. 5, 2012.

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Residents retrieve belongings at the flash flood-hit village of Andap, New Bataan township, Compostela Valley in southern Philippines, Dec. 5, 2012.

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A resident dries their clothes amidst their toppled house at the flash flood–hit village of Andap, New Bataan township, Compostela Valley in southern Philippines, Dec. 5, 2012.

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Bullit Marquez / AP

Filipino soldiers and residents work to remove a fallen tree from a road in New Bataan township, Compostela Valley in southern Philippines, Dec. 5, 2012, a day after Typhoon Bopha made landfall.

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Filipino soldiers search for victims and survivors amid the devastation left by Typhoon Bopha, in the village of Andap, New Bataan township, Compostela Valley in southern Philippines, Dec. 5, 2012.

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Residents look at the devastation left from a flash flood at the height of Typhoon Bopha at the village of Andap, New Bataan township, Compostela Valley in southern Philippines, Dec. 5, 2012.

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Bullit Marquez / AP

Residents cross a river with the body of a child after retrieving it from the flash flood–hit village of Andap, in New Bataan township, Compostela Valley in southern Philippines, Dec. 5, 2012, a day after the devastating Typhoon Bopha made landfall.

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A woman cries after identifying a relative who was one of the flash flood victims after Typhoon Bopha hit New Bataan in Compostela province, southern Philippines, Dec. 5, 2012.

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Children look out from a makeshift tent in Compostela Valley in southern Philippines, Dec. 6, 2012.

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Erik De Castro / Reuters

A pregnant woman, who survived flooding, holds her child on a stretcher while being evacuated in New Bataan town in Compostela Valley in southern Philippines, Dec. 6, 2012.

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