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In pictures: Relief workers struggle to get help to devastated Philippines

The scope of destruction continues to hamper aid operations as residents wait for food, water, and medical help

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A sign reading "Jesus is the Answer" is seen amidst the destroyed area of San Jose, after super typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban City in central Philippines, November 13, 2013.

EDGAR SU/REUTERS

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People bathe using water from a broken water pipe along a street canal, after super typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban City, in central Philippines, November 13, 2013.

EDGAR SU/REUTERS

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Rea Canibel carries her child as she walks on a plank across dirty water, at what is left of their home after super typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban City, in central Philippines November 13, 2013.

EDGAR SU/REUTERS

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A U.S. Marine stands on top of boxes containing tent material from U.S. relief organisation USAid, as he and Philippine soldiers prepare the load to be deployed by airlift by the Philippine Air Force to victims of super typhoon Haiyan, at Manila airport, November 13, 2013.

WOLFGANG RATTAY/REUTERS

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A giant statue of Jesus Christ on Calvary Hill with the destruction left from Typhoon Haiyan is seen in the coastal town of Tanawan, central Philippines, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms on record, slammed into six central Philippine islands on Friday leaving a wide swath of destruction and thousands of people dead.

Wally Santana/AP

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Typhoon-damaged fuel tanks are seen along the coast in Tanawan, central Philippines, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms on record, slammed into six central Philippine islands on Friday leaving a wide swath of destruction and thousands of people dead.

Wally Santana/AP

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An aerial view shows signs for help amid the destruction left from Typhoon Haiyan in the coastal town of Tanawan, central Philippines, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013.

Wally Santana/AP

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In this aerial photo, hundreds of residents form a line for relief goods amid the destruction left from Typhoon Haiyan in the coastal town of Tanawan, central Philippines, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013.

Wally Santana/AP

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