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The damage Typhoon Haiyan left in the Philippines (PHOTOS)
Monday, November 11th, 2013

US Marines on Monday joined a frantic effort to rescue famished survivors of a typhoon that may have killed 10,000 people in the Philippines, as the government declared a national emergency and security forces struggled to contain looting.

Three days after Super Typhoon Haiyan flattened entire towns across the central Philippines and left countless bodies scattered across wastelands, desperation was building with devastated communities devoid of food, water and medicine.

"My appeal to you all is: remaining calm, praying, cooperating with, and assisting one another are the things that will help us to rise from this calamity," President Benigno Aquino said.

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Residents walk amongst debris and destroyed houses in Tacloban, Leyte province, central Philippines on November 10, 2013, three days after devastating Typhoon Haiyan hit the city on November 8.

(TED ALJIBE - AFP/Getty Images)
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The death toll from a super typhoon that decimated entire towns in the Philippines could soar well over 10,000, authorities warned on November 10, making it the country's worst recorded natural disaster.

(TED ALJIBE - AFP/Getty Images)
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Residents carry a mattress taken from a hotel in Palo, eastern island of Leyte on November 10, 2013, three days after devastating Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the area on November 8.

(NOEL CELIS - AFP/Getty Images)
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Affected residents wait in line for relief goods at a heavily damaged airport on November 10, 2013 in Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines.

(Dondi Tawatao - AFP/Getty Images)
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In this handout from the Malacanang Photo Bureau, an aerial view of an area destroyed in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan on November 10, 2013 over the Leyte province, Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, packing maximum sustained winds of 195 mph (315 kph), slammed into the southern Philippines and left a trail of destruction in multiple provinces.

(Handout - AFP/Getty Images)
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In this handout from the Malacanang Photo Bureau, an aerial view of buildings destroyed in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan on November 10, 2013 over the Leyte province, Philippines.

(Handout - AFP/Getty Images)
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In this handout from the Malacanang Photo Bureau, an aerial view of buildings destroyed in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan on November 10, 2013 over the Leyte province, Philippines.

(Handout - AFP/Getty Images)
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In this handout from the Malacanang Photo Bureau, an aerial view of buildings destroyed in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan on November 10, 2013 over the Leyte province, Philippines.

(Handout - AFP/Getty Images)
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Philippine and US military personnel load relief goods for Tacloban on board a US C-130 plane for victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan that hit the Cental Philippines, at a military base in Manila on November 11, 2013.

(JAY DIRECTO - AFP/Getty Images)
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This aerial photo shows the devastation on Victory Island off of the town of Guiuan in Eastern Samar province, central Philippines on November 11, 2013, four days after devastating Typhoon Haiyan hit the country.

(TED ALJIBE - AFP/Getty Images)
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A resident holds a tattered national flag fluttering amongst debris in Hernani town, Eastern Samar province, central Philippines on November 11, 2013, four days after Typhoon Haiyan hit the country. Philippines rescue workers struggled to bring aid to famished and destitute survivors on November 11 after the super typhoon that may have killed more than 10,000 people, in what is feared to be the country's worst natural disaster.

(TED ALJIBE - AFP/Getty Images)
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