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Cyclone Yasi hits Australia

<p>Houses with no roofs stand next to their undamaged neighbours after Cyclone Yasi passed the northern Australian town of Tully, February 3, 2011.
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Houses with no roofs stand next to their undamaged neighbours after Cyclone Yasi passed the northern Australian town of Tully, February 3, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

Houses with no roofs stand next to their undamaged neighbours after Cyclone Yasi passed the northern Australian town of Tully, February 3, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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<p>Jamie Faulks looks at debris in his house after the roof was blown off by Cyclone Yasi in the northern Australian town of Silkwood, February 3, 2011.   REUTERS/Tim Wimborne </p>

Jamie Faulks looks at debris in his house after the roof was blown off by Cyclone Yasi in the northern Australian town of Silkwood, February 3, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

Jamie Faulks looks at debris in his house after the roof was blown off by Cyclone Yasi in the northern Australian town of Silkwood, February 3, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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<p>A set of rugby goal posts stand twisted by Cyclone Yasi in the northern Australian town of Tully, February 3, 2011. 
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A set of rugby goal posts stand twisted by Cyclone Yasi in the northern Australian town of Tully, February 3, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

A set of rugby goal posts stand twisted by Cyclone Yasi in the northern Australian town of Tully, February 3, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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<p>Overturned caravans are scattered around a caravan park after Cyclone Yasi passed the northern Australian town of Tully, February 3, 2011. 
REUTERS/Tim Wimborne </p>

Overturned caravans are scattered around a caravan park after Cyclone Yasi passed the northern Australian town of Tully, February 3, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

Overturned caravans are scattered around a caravan park after Cyclone Yasi passed the northern Australian town of Tully, February 3, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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<p>A mailbox lies on the ground next to a destroyed house in the northern Australian town of Innisfail, February 3, 2011.
REUTERS/Tim Wimborne </p>

A mailbox lies on the ground next to a destroyed house in the northern Australian town of Innisfail, February 3, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

A mailbox lies on the ground next to a destroyed house in the northern Australian town of Innisfail, February 3, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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<p>Floodwater and fallen trees surround a closed shop after Cyclone Yasi passed, in the northern Australian town of Cowley Beach February 3, 2011. .  REUTERS/Tim Wimborne </p>

Floodwater and fallen trees surround a closed shop after Cyclone Yasi passed, in the northern Australian town of Cowley Beach February 3, 2011. . REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

Floodwater and fallen trees surround a closed shop after Cyclone Yasi passed, in the northern Australian town of Cowley Beach February 3, 2011. . REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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<p>A banana plantation lies in ruins after Cyclone Yasi passed near the northern Australian town of Tully February 3, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne </p>

A banana plantation lies in ruins after Cyclone Yasi passed near the northern Australian town of Tully February 3, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

A banana plantation lies in ruins after Cyclone Yasi passed near the northern Australian town of Tully February 3, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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<p>A house lies in ruins after Cyclone Yasi passed the northern Australian town of Tully February 3, 2011.  REUTERS/Tim Wimborne </p>

A house lies in ruins after Cyclone Yasi passed the northern Australian town of Tully February 3, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

A house lies in ruins after Cyclone Yasi passed the northern Australian town of Tully February 3, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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<p>Phil Biscow removes destroyed awnings outside a supermarket in the northern Australian town of Innisfail February 3, 2011.  REUTERS/Tim Wimborne </p>

Phil Biscow removes destroyed awnings outside a supermarket in the northern Australian town of Innisfail February 3, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

Phil Biscow removes destroyed awnings outside a supermarket in the northern Australian town of Innisfail February 3, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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<p>Thirteen-year-old Roseanne Hughes (R) sits with her siblings outside an emergency cyclone shelter after it was declared full and the gate locked in the northern Australian city of Cairns February 2, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne </p>

Thirteen-year-old Roseanne Hughes (R) sits with her siblings outside an emergency cyclone shelter after it was declared full and the gate locked in the northern Australian city of Cairns February 2, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

Thirteen-year-old Roseanne Hughes (R) sits with her siblings outside an emergency cyclone shelter after it was declared full and the gate locked in the northern Australian city of Cairns February 2, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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<p>A hand painted board protects the front window of a cafe in the northern Australian city of Cairns February 2, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne </p>

A hand painted board protects the front window of a cafe in the northern Australian city of Cairns February 2, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

A hand painted board protects the front window of a cafe in the northern Australian city of Cairns February 2, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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<p>A toad sits on a child's toy amidst flood waters after Cyclone Yasi passed, in the northern Australian town of Cowley Beach February 3, 2011.   REUTERS/Tim Wimborne </p>

A toad sits on a child's toy amidst flood waters after Cyclone Yasi passed, in the northern Australian town of Cowley Beach February 3, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

A toad sits on a child's toy amidst flood waters after Cyclone Yasi passed, in the northern Australian town of Cowley Beach February 3, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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<p>A house lies in ruins after Cyclone Yasi passed the northern Australian town of Tully February 3, 2011. 
REUTERS/Tim Wimborne </p>

A house lies in ruins after Cyclone Yasi passed the northern Australian town of Tully February 3, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

A house lies in ruins after Cyclone Yasi passed the northern Australian town of Tully February 3, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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<p>A local resident feeds his baby outside an emergency cyclone shelter after it was declared full and the gate locked in the northern Australian city of Cairns February 2, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne </p>

A local resident feeds his baby outside an emergency cyclone shelter after it was declared full and the gate locked in the northern Australian city of Cairns February 2, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

A local resident feeds his baby outside an emergency cyclone shelter after it was declared full and the gate locked in the northern Australian city of Cairns February 2, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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<p>Damage to buildings caused by Cyclone Yasi is seen in the northern Queensland town of Mission Beach,  February 3, 2011. 

REUTERS/www.castaways.com.au</p>

Damage to buildings caused by Cyclone Yasi is seen in the northern Queensland town of Mission Beach, February 3, 2011. REUTERS/www.castaways.com.au

Damage to buildings caused by Cyclone Yasi is seen in the northern Queensland town of Mission Beach, February 3, 2011. REUTERS/www.castaways.com.au

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<p>The roof of a destroyed house lies on the road in front of it in the northern Australian town of Innisfail, February 3, 2011. 

REUTERS/Tim Wimborne </p>

The roof of a destroyed house lies on the road in front of it in the northern Australian town of Innisfail, February 3, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

The roof of a destroyed house lies on the road in front of it in the northern Australian town of Innisfail, February 3, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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<p>A man wheels bedding into an emergency cyclone shelter at a shopping mall in the northern Australian city of Cairns February 2, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne </p>

A man wheels bedding into an emergency cyclone shelter at a shopping mall in the northern Australian city of Cairns February 2, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

A man wheels bedding into an emergency cyclone shelter at a shopping mall in the northern Australian city of Cairns February 2, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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<p>Jamie Faulks looks at broken glass in his house after its roof was blown off by Cyclone Yasi in the northern Australian town of Silkwood February 3, 2011.   REUTERS/Tim Wimborne</p>

Jamie Faulks looks at broken glass in his house after its roof was blown off by Cyclone Yasi in the northern Australian town of Silkwood February 3, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

Jamie Faulks looks at broken glass in his house after its roof was blown off by Cyclone Yasi in the northern Australian town of Silkwood February 3, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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<p>A man prepares to cross a flooded road, under downed power lines after Cyclone Yasi passed, in the northern Australian town of Cowley Beach February 3, 2011. 
REUTERS/Tim Wimborne </p>

A man prepares to cross a flooded road, under downed power lines after Cyclone Yasi passed, in the northern Australian town of Cowley Beach February 3, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

A man prepares to cross a flooded road, under downed power lines after Cyclone Yasi passed, in the northern Australian town of Cowley Beach February 3, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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<p>A local resident cooks himself a barbeque on the waterfront as he waits for the arrival of Cyclone Yasi in the northern Australian city of Cairns February 2, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne </p>

A local resident cooks himself a barbeque on the waterfront as he waits for the arrival of Cyclone Yasi in the northern Australian city of Cairns February 2, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

A local resident cooks himself a barbeque on the waterfront as he waits for the arrival of Cyclone Yasi in the northern Australian city of Cairns February 2, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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<p>Residents and tourists queue to enter an emergency cyclone shelter in a shopping mall in the northern Australian city of Cairns February 2, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne </p>

Residents and tourists queue to enter an emergency cyclone shelter in a shopping mall in the northern Australian city of Cairns February 2, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

Residents and tourists queue to enter an emergency cyclone shelter in a shopping mall in the northern Australian city of Cairns February 2, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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<p>Damage to buildings caused by Cyclone Yasi is seen in the northern Queensland town of Mission Beach,  February 3, 2011.   REUTERS/www.castaways.com.au</p>

Damage to buildings caused by Cyclone Yasi is seen in the northern Queensland town of Mission Beach, February 3, 2011. REUTERS/www.castaways.com.au

Damage to buildings caused by Cyclone Yasi is seen in the northern Queensland town of Mission Beach, February 3, 2011. REUTERS/www.castaways.com.au

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<p>A banana plantation lies in ruins near the northern Australian town of Tully February 3, 2011. 

  REUTERS/Tim Wimborne</p>

A banana plantation lies in ruins near the northern Australian town of Tully February 3, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

A banana plantation lies in ruins near the northern Australian town of Tully February 3, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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<p>Local residents and tourists wait outside an emergency cyclone shelter after it was declared full and the gate locked in the northern Australian city of Cairns February 2, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne </p>

Local residents and tourists wait outside an emergency cyclone shelter after it was declared full and the gate locked in the northern Australian city of Cairns February 2, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

Local residents and tourists wait outside an emergency cyclone shelter after it was declared full and the gate locked in the northern Australian city of Cairns February 2, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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<p>Houses lie in ruins after Cyclone Yasi passed the northern Australian town of Tully February 3, 2011. 
  REUTERS/Tim Wimborne </p>

Houses lie in ruins after Cyclone Yasi passed the northern Australian town of Tully February 3, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

Houses lie in ruins after Cyclone Yasi passed the northern Australian town of Tully February 3, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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<p>A policeman searches through the remains of a house that was destroyed by Cyclone Yasi in the northern Australian town of Tully February 3, 2011

REUTERS/Tim Wimborne </p>

A policeman searches through the remains of a house that was destroyed by Cyclone Yasi in the northern Australian town of Tully February 3, 2011 REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

A policeman searches through the remains of a house that was destroyed by Cyclone Yasi in the northern Australian town of Tully February 3, 2011 REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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<p>A highway sign, blown from its position by Cyclone Yasi, lies next to a rail line near the northern Australian town of Silkwood February 3, 2011.  REUTERS/Tim Wimborne </p>

A highway sign, blown from its position by Cyclone Yasi, lies next to a rail line near the northern Australian town of Silkwood February 3, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

A highway sign, blown from its position by Cyclone Yasi, lies next to a rail line near the northern Australian town of Silkwood February 3, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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<p>A girl waits in line to enter an emergency cyclone shelter in a shopping mall in the northern Australian city of Cairns February 2, 2011.  REUTERS/Tim Wimborne </p>

A girl waits in line to enter an emergency cyclone shelter in a shopping mall in the northern Australian city of Cairns February 2, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

A girl waits in line to enter an emergency cyclone shelter in a shopping mall in the northern Australian city of Cairns February 2, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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<p>Damage to buildings caused by Cyclone Yasi is seen in the northern Queensland town of Mission Beach, February 3, 2011. 
REUTERS/www.castaways.com.au</p>

Damage to buildings caused by Cyclone Yasi is seen in the northern Queensland town of Mission Beach, February 3, 2011. REUTERS/www.castaways.com.au

Damage to buildings caused by Cyclone Yasi is seen in the northern Queensland town of Mission Beach, February 3, 2011. REUTERS/www.castaways.com.au

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<p>A man removes destroyed awnings outside a supermarket in the northern Australian town of Innisfail February 3, 2011. 
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A man removes destroyed awnings outside a supermarket in the northern Australian town of Innisfail February 3, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

A man removes destroyed awnings outside a supermarket in the northern Australian town of Innisfail February 3, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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