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25 Powerful Photos Of Earthquake Devastation In The Philippines

These range from jaw-dropping to heart-breaking. The Philippines was struck by a 6.7 magnitude earthquake on Monday, flattening villages and triggering landslides. At least 29 are dead and dozens more are missing. posted on

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A vehicle transporting the body of an earthquake victim tries to pass through a destroyed road in La Libertad, Negros Oriental in central Philippines February 7, 2012. Local media reports say 29 were killed and 71 are still missing as a result of the 6.7 magnitude quake that severely hit Negros island on Monday.

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Residents carry their belongings across a damaged road in the vilage of Tuway.

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A resident stands next to a destroyed house in La Libertad.

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Motorcyclists ride past an ambulance on its side in La Libertad.

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Residents sits next to destroyed house in La Libertad.

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Residents walk along a damaged road in Guihulngan.

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Earthquake survivors weep while waiting to be evacuated along a highway in La Libertad.

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A man stands on top of the houses destroyed by a landslide in La Libertad.

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A husband and wife cry after the body of their daughter was recovered in a landslide in La Libertad.

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Relatives arrange the improvised bed of a patient, resting under a tree outside a hospital, after authorities decided to evacuate as powerful after shocks continued in Guihulngan.

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Soldiers ride their motorcycles past a road destroyed by the earthquake in La Libertad.

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A teenager cries while waiting to be evacuated with other survivors in La Libertad.

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Rescuers frantically dig after hearing voices asking for help in a collapsed mountain slope in Solonggon.

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Rescuers carry a body retrieved from a landslide in La Libertad.

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Residents carry their belongings across a damaged road in Tuway.

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Resident carry what was left of their belongings after their house collapsed in Negros Oriental.

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An aerial photo shows the site of a landslide at Guihulngan.

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A damaged house is shown at Guihulngan.

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A damaged highway in Guihulngan.

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Residents on a damaged road in Guihulngan.

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Philippines President Benigno Aquino III, in the yellow shirt, and other officials inspect the quake-stricken city of Guihulngan.

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President Benigno Aquino III and other officials inspect the quake-stricken city of Guihulngan.

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Residents use improvised ladders to cross a damaged bridge in Guihulngan.

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Motorists drive past a huge crack on a road, which was damaged by a magnitude-6.9 earthquake at Guihulngan township.

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Villagers carry a coffin of a relative who was killed by a huge boulder in La Libertad.

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