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Amazing Photos Of Super Typhoon Botha Gathering Strength

Botha went from “Typhoon” status to “Super Typhoon” with sustained winds of over 160 mph. It’s expected to make landfall in Philippines for a second time with the intensity of a category 2 hurricane.

This photo provided by NASA and made from the International Space Station on Dec. 2, 2012, shows Typhoon Bopha moving toward the Philippines. Typhoon Bopha slammed into the Davao region of the Philippines early Tuesday, Dec. 4, killing at least seven people and forcing more than 50,000 to flee from inundated villages.

This photo provided by NASA and made from the International Space Station on Dec. 2, 2012, shows Typhoon Bopha moving toward the Philippines. Typhoon Bopha slammed into the Davao region of the Philippines early Tuesday, Dec. 4, killing at least seven people and forcing more than 50,000 to flee from inundated villages.

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This Earth Observatory image made on Dec. 3, 2012, provided by NASA shows Typhoon Bopha moving toward the Philippines. Typhoon Bopha slammed into the Davao region of the Philippines early Tuesday, Dec. 4, killing at least seven people and forcing more than 50,000 to flee from inundated villages.

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Residents saw an uprooted tree to clear the road after Typhoon Bopha hit Tagum City, southern Philippines December 4, 2012. Typhoon Bopha made landfall in southern Philippines early Tuesday, bringing heavy rains and strong winds, forcing 41,600 people living in coastal areas to flee their homes.

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A resident cuddles his child next to the bodies of three children who were killed in a landslide that swept their home after Typhoon Bopha made a landfall in Compostela Valley in southeastern Philippines Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. Typhoon Bopha , one of the strongest typhoons to hit the Philippines this year, barreled across the country’s south on Tuesday, killing dozens of people and forcing more than 50,000 to flee from inundated villages.

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Residents evacuate to safer grounds in anticipation of Typhoon Bopha in Butuan city in southeastern Philippines Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. Typhoon Bopha, one of the strongest typhoons to hit the Philippines this year, barreled across the country’s south on Tuesday, killing dozens of people and forcing more than 50,000 to flee from inundated villages.

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Residents prepare to assess their house which was damaged by Typhoon Bopha in Butuan city in southeastern Philippines Tuesday Dec. 4, 2012. A Philippine governor says at least 33 villagers and soldiers have drowned when torrents of water dumped by the powerful typhoon rushed down a mountain, engulfing the victims and bringing the death toll from the storm to about 40.

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Residents walk back to their homes after Typhoon Bopha made landfall in Compostela Valley in southeastern Philippines Tuesday Dec. 4, 2012. Typhoon Bopha (local name Pablo), one of the strongest typhoons to hit the Philippines this year, barreled across the country’s south on Tuesday, killing at least 40 people and forcing more than 50,000 to flee from inundated villages.

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Residents gather to check the list of relief supplies at an evacuation center for typhoon victims in Butuan city in southeastern Philippines Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. Typhoon Bopha, one of the strongest typhoons to hit the Philippines this year, barreled across the country’s south on Tuesday, killing dozens of people and forcing more than 50,000 to flee from inundated villages.

Karlos Manlupig / AP

A dog is chained near a damaged house after Typhoon Bopha made a landfall in Compostela Valley in southeastern Philippines Tuesday Dec. 4, 2012. A Philippine governor says at least 33 villagers and soldiers have drowned when torrents of water dumped by the powerful typhoon rushed down a mountain, engulfing the victims and bringing the death toll from the storm to about 40.

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Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
 
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