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Philippines, leftist rebels declare truces in disaster areas

A Filipino small-scale miner carries his sand-sifting equipment used in gold mining on a river bed in the town of Mawab, Compostela Valley in southern Philippines December 9, 2012, five days after the year's strongest typhoon, Typhoon Bopha, first hit land. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A Filipino small-scale miner carries his sand-sifting equipment used in gold mining on a river bed in the town of Mawab, Compostela Valley in southern Philippines December 9, 2012, five days after the year's strongest typhoon, Typhoon Bopha, first...more

A Filipino small-scale miner carries his sand-sifting equipment used in gold mining on a river bed in the town of Mawab, Compostela Valley in southern Philippines December 9, 2012, five days after the year's strongest typhoon, Typhoon Bopha, first hit land. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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Filipino small-scale miners sift sand as they mine for gold on a river bed in the town of Mawab, Compostela Valley in southern Philippines December 9, 2012, five days after the year's strongest typhoon, Typhoon Bopha, first hit land. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Filipino small-scale miners sift sand as they mine for gold on a river bed in the town of Mawab, Compostela Valley in southern Philippines December 9, 2012, five days after the year's strongest typhoon, Typhoon Bopha, first hit land. REUTERS/Erik De...more

Filipino small-scale miners sift sand as they mine for gold on a river bed in the town of Mawab, Compostela Valley in southern Philippines December 9, 2012, five days after the year's strongest typhoon, Typhoon Bopha, first hit land. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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