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In Pictures: Chaos, tears as typhoon survivors flee devastated Tacloban

Tacloban airport the scene of desperation, elation as survivors jostle for space on outgoing aircraft

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A child waits with fellow typhoon survivors as they line up in the hopes of boarding an evacuation flight on a C-130 military transport plane Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Tacloban, central Philippines.

Bullit Marquez/ASSOCIATED PRESS

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A woman cries after failing to board a military flight by the Philippine Air Force to evacuate typhoon victims in Tacloban.

ERIK DE CASTRO/REUTERS

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Military personnel carry a woman after she fainted while waiting in line for a military air transport at Tacloban airport.

EDGAR SU/REUTERS

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Filipino soldiers carry survivors onto a military plane leaving Tacloban airport. Dazed survivors of super Typhoon Haiyan begged for help and scavenged for food, water and medicine on Tuesday, threatening to overwhelm military and rescue resources.

BOBBY YIP/REUTERS

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A woman breaks into tears as she waits for her turn to board a military plane to flee Tacloban City. Thousands of survivors swarmed the airport here on Tuesday seeking a flight out, but only a few hundred made it, leaving behind a shattered, rain-lashed city short of food and water and littered with countless bodies.

Aaron Favila/ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Filipino troopers control survivors anxious to board military planes to flee Tacloban City.

Aaron Favila/ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Filipino troops struggle to control a crowd of survivors desperate to board a C-130 military transport plane out of Tacloban City.

Bullit Marquez/ASSOCIATED PRESS

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The situation threatened to get out of hand once it became apparent there were more evacuees than space on aircraft leaving Tacloban airport.

Bullit Marquez/ASSOCIATED PRESS

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A Philippine air force officer hands out orange slices to typhoon survivors as they line up to board a C-130 military transport plane.

Bullit Marquez/ASSOCIATED PRESS

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A child holds on to an adult with one hand and an orange slice with the other amid the crush of surviors waiting to board an aircraft out of Tacloban airport.

Bullit Marquez/ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Exhausted survivors wait for treatment and relief supplies at Tacloban airport on Monday Nov. 11, 2013, following Friday's Typhoon Haiyan that lashed this city and several provinces in central Philippines.

Bullit Marquez/ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Typhoon survivors scream at an air force officer after being bumped from a C-130 military transport plane, Tuesday Nov. 12, 2013, in Tacloban City.

Bullit Marquez/ASSOCIATED PRESS

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A child wails in frustration as survivors wait to board a Philippine Air Force C-130 cargo plane at Tacloban airport.

Vincent Yu/ASSOCIATED PRESS

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A survivor prays on the tarmac of Villamor Airbase, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Manila, after being evacuated from Tacloban City. Authorities said at least 9.7 million people in 41 provinces were affected by the typhoon, known as Haiyan elsewhere in Asia but called Yolanda in the Philippines. It was likely the deadliest natural disaster to beset this poor Southeast Asian nation.

Vincent Yu/ASSOCIATED PRESS

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