Guests at a the Shangri-La hotel line up to gather in the ballroom in Cairns, Australia, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, as a monster cyclone approaches the northeast coast with furious winds, rains and ... more 
Guests at a the Shangri-La hotel line up to gather in the ballroom in Cairns, Australia, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, as a monster cyclone approaches the northeast coast with furious winds, rains and surging seas on a scale unseen in generations. Gusts up to 186 mph (300 kph) were expected when Cyclone Yasi strikes the coast late Wednesday after whipping across Australia's Great Barrier Reef. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Rick Rycroft
Wed, Feb 2, 2011 8:54 PM EST