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GALLERY: Typhoon Yolanda hits Philippines

Super typhoon “Yolanda” made landfall Friday morning in different areas of Visayas and Mindanao, bringing heavy rains and winds that caused landslides, trees uprooted, and forced thousands of residents in affected areas to evacuate and look for safer grounds.

Here are some photos taken by Manila Bulletin team covering the strongest and most powerful typhoon to hit the country, and the world this year.

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    Different government agencies converge at the NDRRMC headquarters in Camp aguinaldo to monitor super typhoon Yolanda as it wreck havoc in central visayas. (KJ ROSALES)

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    RELIEF OPERATIONS -- Elements of the Philippine Army are on board this vehicle assigned to deliver relief goods to more than 600 families being evacuated by the city government of Butuan as a pre-emptive measure as the typhoon Yolanda made its landfall on Friday, November 8. Butuan City is declared under signal no. 2. (Alexander D. Lopez) (Photo Taken: 08 November 2013)

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    Dark clouds looms over the skyscrapers in Metro Manila, As Super Typhoon Yolanda smashes through the Visayaas and Mindanao province early morning on Friday, November 08, 2013. (KJ ROSALES)

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    Philippine Coastguardsmen advise fisherfolks to anchor their boats safely so as to prepare them for the strong winds that may hit Manila waters November 8, 2013. Super Typhoon HAIYAN (YOLANDA) has turned into a 305 km/hr howler...and is considered as the most powerful tropical cyclone ever to develop since Super Typhoon Tip of October 1979...moving closer to Eastern Visayas...likely to make landfall over Eastern Leyte or Southern Samar after sunrise today.
    Photo by: Linus Guardian Escandor II

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    Winds start to get stronger a few hours before Super Typhoon Yolanda hits Cebu City yesterday. (Cheryl Baldicantos)