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Thousands flee as typhoon batters east Philippines, heads to Manila

A man assisted a motorcyclist after he fell along a main road after strong winds brought by Typhoon Rammasun, locally called Glenda, battered the capital, metro Manila July 16, 2014.  REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A man assisted a motorcyclist after he fell along a main road after strong winds brought by Typhoon Rammasun, locally called Glenda, battered the capital, metro Manila July 16, 2014. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A man assisted a motorcyclist after he fell along a main road after strong winds brought by Typhoon Rammasun, locally called Glenda, battered the capital, metro Manila July 16, 2014. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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A fisherman retrieves debris from his fishpen destroyed by strong winds brought by Typhoon Rammasun (locally named Glenda) as it hit the coastal town of Bacoor, Cavite southwest of Manila, July 16, 2014.   REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A fisherman retrieves debris from his fishpen destroyed by strong winds brought by Typhoon Rammasun (locally named Glenda) as it hit the coastal town of Bacoor, Cavite southwest of Manila, July 16, 2014. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A fisherman retrieves debris from his fishpen destroyed by strong winds brought by Typhoon Rammasun (locally named Glenda) as it hit the coastal town of Bacoor, Cavite southwest of Manila, July 16, 2014. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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Residents secures their small boat in a safer area in preparations for the strong winds brought by Typhoon Rammasun, locally name Glenda, in a coastal area of Cavite city, south of Manila July 15, 2014. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Residents secures their small boat in a safer area in preparations for the strong winds brought by Typhoon Rammasun, locally name Glenda, in a coastal area of Cavite city, south of Manila July 15, 2014. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Residents secures their small boat in a safer area in preparations for the strong winds brought by Typhoon Rammasun, locally name Glenda, in a coastal area of Cavite city, south of Manila July 15, 2014. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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