FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2013 file photo, typhoon survivors shop for groceries as a sense of normalcy returns in Typhoon Haiyan-hit Tacloban city, central Philippines. Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. The

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FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2013 file photo, typhoon survivors shop for groceries as a sense of normalcy returns in Typhoon Haiyan-hit Tacloban city, central Philippines. Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. The Philippine economy expanded 7.2 percent in 2013 despite the havoc wrought in the last months of the year by the super typhoon, an earthquake and a weeks-long gun battle that shut down a major port city. Even then, the Philippines was the second best performing economy in Asia after China in the fourth quarter, officials said. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)

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