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Cyclone intensifies, Australia's iron ore mines brace

In this radar image by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, the severe tropical cyclone "Rusty" is seen near the Pilbara region in western Australia at 2300 GMT on February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Australian Bureau of Meteorology/Handout

In this radar image by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, the severe tropical cyclone "Rusty" is seen near the Pilbara region in western Australia at 2300 GMT on February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Australian Bureau of Meteorology/Handout

In this radar image by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, the severe tropical cyclone "Rusty" is seen near the Pilbara region in western Australia at 2300 GMT on February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Australian Bureau of Meteorology/Handout
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In this false-colour infrared satellite image originally processed by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology from the geostationary satellite MTSAT operated by the Japan Meteorological Agency, the severe tropical cyclone "Rusty" is seen near the Pilbara region in western Australia at 2232 GMT on February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Japan Meteorological Agency satellite MTSAT via Australian Bureau of Meteorology/Handout

In this false-colour infrared satellite image originally processed by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology from the geostationary satellite MTSAT operated by the Japan Meteorological Agency, the severe tropical cyclone "Rusty" is seen near the...more

In this false-colour infrared satellite image originally processed by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology from the geostationary satellite MTSAT operated by the Japan Meteorological Agency, the severe tropical cyclone "Rusty" is seen near the Pilbara region in western Australia at 2232 GMT on February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Japan Meteorological Agency satellite MTSAT via Australian Bureau of Meteorology/Handout
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