Typhoon Bopha ravages Philippines

Associated Press
Relatives cry upon seeing the remains of their relative at a damaged public market which serves as a makeshift mortuary for typhoon's Bopha's victims at New Bataan township, Compostela Valley in southern Philippines Saturday Dec. 8, 2012. Search and rescue operations following a typhoon that killed nearly 600 people in the southern Philippines have been hampered in part because many residents of this ravaged farming community are too stunned to assist recovery efforts, an official said Saturday. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

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The year's strongest typhoon, Typhoon Bopha, killed 540 people and caused crop damage worth about 8 billion pesos in southern Philippines, with more than 400 people still missing.

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