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Super typhoon strikes

<p>A flood caused by Typhoon Megi is seen in Ilan county, northern Taiwan, October 21, 2010. 

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A flood caused by Typhoon Megi is seen in Ilan county, northern Taiwan, October 21, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

A flood caused by Typhoon Megi is seen in Ilan county, northern Taiwan, October 21, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A resident sits on furniture after floods caused by Typhoon Megi in Ilan county, northern Taiwan, October 22, 2010. 
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A resident sits on furniture after floods caused by Typhoon Megi in Ilan county, northern Taiwan, October 22, 2010. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang

A resident sits on furniture after floods caused by Typhoon Megi in Ilan county, northern Taiwan, October 22, 2010. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang

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<p>Soldiers help to remove furniture damaged during Typhoon Megi in Ilan county, northern Taiwan, October 22, 2010. 
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Soldiers help to remove furniture damaged during Typhoon Megi in Ilan county, northern Taiwan, October 22, 2010. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang

Soldiers help to remove furniture damaged during Typhoon Megi in Ilan county, northern Taiwan, October 22, 2010. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang

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<p>Beverly Adora, 20, dries her photographs after their house were ruined by Typhoon Megi in Ilagan town, Isabela province, north of Manila, October 21, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco </p>

Beverly Adora, 20, dries her photographs after their house were ruined by Typhoon Megi in Ilagan town, Isabela province, north of Manila, October 21, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Beverly Adora, 20, dries her photographs after their house were ruined by Typhoon Megi in Ilagan town, Isabela province, north of Manila, October 21, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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<p>An aerial view of houses and rooftops that were damaged two days after typhoon Megi hit the shoreline of Palanan town, Isabela province, October 20, 2010.


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An aerial view of houses and rooftops that were damaged two days after typhoon Megi hit the shoreline of Palanan town, Isabela province, October 20, 2010. REUTERS/Francis Dy-Courtesy of Isabela Governor Office/Handout

An aerial view of houses and rooftops that were damaged two days after typhoon Megi hit the shoreline of Palanan town, Isabela province, October 20, 2010. REUTERS/Francis Dy-Courtesy of Isabela Governor Office/Handout

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<p>A man walks in flood waters in front of his house in Ilan county, northern Taiwan, after the occurrence of Typhoon Megi, October 22, 2010. 
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A man walks in flood waters in front of his house in Ilan county, northern Taiwan, after the occurrence of Typhoon Megi, October 22, 2010. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang

A man walks in flood waters in front of his house in Ilan county, northern Taiwan, after the occurrence of Typhoon Megi, October 22, 2010. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang

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<p>Government workers unload relief aid to be distributed to the residents who lost their homes after Typhoon Megi hit Isabela province, north of Manila, October 21, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco </p>

Government workers unload relief aid to be distributed to the residents who lost their homes after Typhoon Megi hit Isabela province, north of Manila, October 21, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Government workers unload relief aid to be distributed to the residents who lost their homes after Typhoon Megi hit Isabela province, north of Manila, October 21, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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<p>A woman checks her furniture immersed in flood waters after the occurrence of Typhoon Megi in Ilan county, northern Taiwan, October 22, 2010. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang </p>

A woman checks her furniture immersed in flood waters after the occurrence of Typhoon Megi in Ilan county, northern Taiwan, October 22, 2010. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang

A woman checks her furniture immersed in flood waters after the occurrence of Typhoon Megi in Ilan county, northern Taiwan, October 22, 2010. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang

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<p>A Cessna aircraft turned upside down is seen in this aerial view after super typhoon Megi hit the coastal town of Maconacon, Isabela province, north of Manila, October 20, 2010. 


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A Cessna aircraft turned upside down is seen in this aerial view after super typhoon Megi hit the coastal town of Maconacon, Isabela province, north of Manila, October 20, 2010. REUTERS/Albert Garcia/Pool

A Cessna aircraft turned upside down is seen in this aerial view after super typhoon Megi hit the coastal town of Maconacon, Isabela province, north of Manila, October 20, 2010. REUTERS/Albert Garcia/Pool

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<p>A woman washes a mat as she dries other furniture in front of her house after the occurrence of Typhoon Megi in Ilan county, northern Taiwan, October 22, 2010. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang </p>

A woman washes a mat as she dries other furniture in front of her house after the occurrence of Typhoon Megi in Ilan county, northern Taiwan, October 22, 2010. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang

A woman washes a mat as she dries other furniture in front of her house after the occurrence of Typhoon Megi in Ilan county, northern Taiwan, October 22, 2010. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang

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<p>Drivers navigate through floods waters after the occurrence of Typhoon Megi in Ilan county, northern Taiwan, October 22, 2010. 
REUTERS/Pichi Chuang </p>

Drivers navigate through floods waters after the occurrence of Typhoon Megi in Ilan county, northern Taiwan, October 22, 2010. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang

Drivers navigate through floods waters after the occurrence of Typhoon Megi in Ilan county, northern Taiwan, October 22, 2010. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang

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<p>The roof flies off a house as super typhoon Megi, known locally as Juan, hits Ilagan City, Isabela province, northern Philippines, October 18, 2010. 


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The roof flies off a house as super typhoon Megi, known locally as Juan, hits Ilagan City, Isabela province, northern Philippines, October 18, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

The roof flies off a house as super typhoon Megi, known locally as Juan, hits Ilagan City, Isabela province, northern Philippines, October 18, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A child eats outside their ruined house after Typhoon Megi hit Isabela province, north of Manila, October 21, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco </p>

A child eats outside their ruined house after Typhoon Megi hit Isabela province, north of Manila, October 21, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A child eats outside their ruined house after Typhoon Megi hit Isabela province, north of Manila, October 21, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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<p>An aerial view of a damaged boat after typhoon Megi hit the coastal town of Maconacon, Isabela province, north of Manila, October 20, 2010. 


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An aerial view of a damaged boat after typhoon Megi hit the coastal town of Maconacon, Isabela province, north of Manila, October 20, 2010. REUTERS/Albert Garcia/Pool

An aerial view of a damaged boat after typhoon Megi hit the coastal town of Maconacon, Isabela province, north of Manila, October 20, 2010. REUTERS/Albert Garcia/Pool

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<p>A Buddhist monk rows his boat along a flooded street next to a giant Buddha statue at Wat Satue temple in Ayutthaya, north of Bangkok, October 20, 2010. 


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A Buddhist monk rows his boat along a flooded street next to a giant Buddha statue at Wat Satue temple in Ayutthaya, north of Bangkok, October 20, 2010. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

A Buddhist monk rows his boat along a flooded street next to a giant Buddha statue at Wat Satue temple in Ayutthaya, north of Bangkok, October 20, 2010. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

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<p>A resident dries clothes in her house after Typhoon Megi blew off the roof in Ilagan town, Isabela province, north of Manila, October 19, 2010. 


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A resident dries clothes in her house after Typhoon Megi blew off the roof in Ilagan town, Isabela province, north of Manila, October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A resident dries clothes in her house after Typhoon Megi blew off the roof in Ilagan town, Isabela province, north of Manila, October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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<p>An aerial view of houses and rooftops that were damaged two days after typhoon Megi hit the shoreline of Palanan town, Isabela province, October 20, 2010. 


REUTERS/Francis Dy-Courtesy of Isabela Governor Office/Handout </p>

An aerial view of houses and rooftops that were damaged two days after typhoon Megi hit the shoreline of Palanan town, Isabela province, October 20, 2010. REUTERS/Francis Dy-Courtesy of Isabela Governor Office/Handout

An aerial view of houses and rooftops that were damaged two days after typhoon Megi hit the shoreline of Palanan town, Isabela province, October 20, 2010. REUTERS/Francis Dy-Courtesy of Isabela Governor Office/Handout

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<p>Residents move their belongings along a flooded street in Ayutthaya, north of Bangkok, October 20, 2010.

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Residents move their belongings along a flooded street in Ayutthaya, north of Bangkok, October 20, 2010. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

Residents move their belongings along a flooded street in Ayutthaya, north of Bangkok, October 20, 2010. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

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<p>A resident takes a picture of a damaged rooftop at a gasoline station after Typhoon Megi hit Isabela province, north of Manila, October 19, 2010. 

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A resident takes a picture of a damaged rooftop at a gasoline station after Typhoon Megi hit Isabela province, north of Manila, October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A resident takes a picture of a damaged rooftop at a gasoline station after Typhoon Megi hit Isabela province, north of Manila, October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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<p>An aerial view of damaged houses after typhoon Megi hit the coastal town of Maconacon, Isabela province, north of Manila, October 20, 2010. 


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An aerial view of damaged houses after typhoon Megi hit the coastal town of Maconacon, Isabela province, north of Manila, October 20, 2010. REUTERS/Albert Garcia/Pool

An aerial view of damaged houses after typhoon Megi hit the coastal town of Maconacon, Isabela province, north of Manila, October 20, 2010. REUTERS/Albert Garcia/Pool

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<p>A woman stands near a flooded house in Ayutthaya, north of Bangkok, October 20, 2010.


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A woman stands near a flooded house in Ayutthaya, north of Bangkok, October 20, 2010. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

A woman stands near a flooded house in Ayutthaya, north of Bangkok, October 20, 2010. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

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<p>Damaged cars are seen after Typhoon Megi hit the town of Ilagan, Isabela province, north of Manila, October 19, 2010. 

REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco </p>

Damaged cars are seen after Typhoon Megi hit the town of Ilagan, Isabela province, north of Manila, October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Damaged cars are seen after Typhoon Megi hit the town of Ilagan, Isabela province, north of Manila, October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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<p>A driver inspects his bus which was swept along a main highway after Typhoon Megi hit the town of Ilagan, Isabela province, north of Manila, October 19, 2010. 


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A driver inspects his bus which was swept along a main highway after Typhoon Megi hit the town of Ilagan, Isabela province, north of Manila, October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A driver inspects his bus which was swept along a main highway after Typhoon Megi hit the town of Ilagan, Isabela province, north of Manila, October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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<p>Residents attempt to fix their damaged house after typhoon Megi hit Ilagan town of Isabela province, north of Manila, October 20, 2010. 


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Residents attempt to fix their damaged house after typhoon Megi hit Ilagan town of Isabela province, north of Manila, October 20, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Residents attempt to fix their damaged house after typhoon Megi hit Ilagan town of Isabela province, north of Manila, October 20, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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<p>A resident carries his dog while wading through floodwaters as super typhoon Megi, known locally as Juan, hits Cabangan City, Isabela province, northern Philippines, October 18, 2010. 

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A resident carries his dog while wading through floodwaters as super typhoon Megi, known locally as Juan, hits Cabangan City, Isabela province, northern Philippines, October 18, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

A resident carries his dog while wading through floodwaters as super typhoon Megi, known locally as Juan, hits Cabangan City, Isabela province, northern Philippines, October 18, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A man, who is salvaging floating plastic scraps, runs near waves brought on by typhoon Megi as it hits Manila bay, October 19, 2010. 


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A man, who is salvaging floating plastic scraps, runs near waves brought on by typhoon Megi as it hits Manila bay, October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

A man, who is salvaging floating plastic scraps, runs near waves brought on by typhoon Megi as it hits Manila bay, October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

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<p>A resident cooks rice at a damaged house after Typhoon Megi hit the town of Ilagan, Isabela province, north of Manila, October 19, 2010. 


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A resident cooks rice at a damaged house after Typhoon Megi hit the town of Ilagan, Isabela province, north of Manila, October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A resident cooks rice at a damaged house after Typhoon Megi hit the town of Ilagan, Isabela province, north of Manila, October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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<p>A resident walks past a fallen tree as super typhoon Megi, known locally as Juan, hits Baguio City, north of Manila, October 18, 2010.


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A resident walks past a fallen tree as super typhoon Megi, known locally as Juan, hits Baguio City, north of Manila, October 18, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

A resident walks past a fallen tree as super typhoon Megi, known locally as Juan, hits Baguio City, north of Manila, October 18, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Residents line up their water containers to buy water at a refill station after Typhoon Megi hit the town of Ilagan, Isabela province, north of Manila, October 19, 2010. 



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Residents line up their water containers to buy water at a refill station after Typhoon Megi hit the town of Ilagan, Isabela province, north of Manila, October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Residents line up their water containers to buy water at a refill station after Typhoon Megi hit the town of Ilagan, Isabela province, north of Manila, October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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<p>Passengers sit at North Habour after a shipping official announced their trip had been cancelled due to typhoon Megi in Manila, October 18, 2010. 

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Passengers sit at North Habour after a shipping official announced their trip had been cancelled due to typhoon Megi in Manila, October 18, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Passengers sit at North Habour after a shipping official announced their trip had been cancelled due to typhoon Megi in Manila, October 18, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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<p>A resident attempts to fix his damaged house after Typhoon Megi hit the town of Ilagan, Isabela province, north of Manila, October 19, 2010. 


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A resident attempts to fix his damaged house after Typhoon Megi hit the town of Ilagan, Isabela province, north of Manila, October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A resident attempts to fix his damaged house after Typhoon Megi hit the town of Ilagan, Isabela province, north of Manila, October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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<p>Residents inspect a car damaged after Typhoon Megi hit the town of Ilagan, Isabela province, north of Manila, October 19, 2010. 


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Residents inspect a car damaged after Typhoon Megi hit the town of Ilagan, Isabela province, north of Manila, October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Residents inspect a car damaged after Typhoon Megi hit the town of Ilagan, Isabela province, north of Manila, October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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<p>Residents search for valuable items in their damaged houses after Typhoon Megi hit the town of Ilagan, Isabela province, north of Manila, October 19, 2010. 


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Residents search for valuable items in their damaged houses after Typhoon Megi hit the town of Ilagan, Isabela province, north of Manila, October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Residents search for valuable items in their damaged houses after Typhoon Megi hit the town of Ilagan, Isabela province, north of Manila, October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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<p>A damaged rooftop at a gasoline station is seen along the main highway of Cauayan town after Typhoon Megi hit Isabela province, north of Manila, October 19, 2010. 

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A damaged rooftop at a gasoline station is seen along the main highway of Cauayan town after Typhoon Megi hit Isabela province, north of Manila, October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A damaged rooftop at a gasoline station is seen along the main highway of Cauayan town after Typhoon Megi hit Isabela province, north of Manila, October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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<p>A family salvages what is left of their belongings after super typhoon Megi, known locally as Juan, hit Ilagan City, Isabela province, northern Philippines October 18, 2010. 

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A family salvages what is left of their belongings after super typhoon Megi, known locally as Juan, hit Ilagan City, Isabela province, northern Philippines October 18, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

A family salvages what is left of their belongings after super typhoon Megi, known locally as Juan, hit Ilagan City, Isabela province, northern Philippines October 18, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

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