Filipino Kids Return To Playing Basketball Amid The Rubble Of Typhoon Haiyan

Survivors of disaster make do.

Basketball has long been a popular sport in the Philippines. And after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the central part of the country, survivors have improvised ways to play the game.

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A game in Tacloban City, one of the locations hit hardest by Haiyan.

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These players scavenged nails and wood from wreckage to prop up the hoop. Read Associated Press writer Todd Pitman’s description of coming across the game here.

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At the Old Children’s Park in Tacloban City.

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Outside the Tacloban astrodome.

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In Guiuan municipality.

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More from Guiuan.

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In Jaro municipality.

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Note the grounded freighter in the background.

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This stadium in Tacloban has been turned into a shelter.

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This Grantland piece by Rafe Bartholemew puts the phenomenon of post-disaster hoops in context and includes some memorable images from past floods.

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The Tacloban Active Basketball Center had been running training sessions throughout the fall on Saturdays. The last note posted on their Facebook page announced a session on Nov. 2.

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