Typhoon Bopha ravages Philippines

Associated Press
Philippine National Police clear a highway of toppled coconut trees after Typhoon Bopha made a landfall in Compostela Valley in southeastern Philippines Tuesday Dec. 4, 2012. A Philippine governor says at least 33 villagers and soldiers have drowned when torrents of water dumped by the powerful typhoon rushed down a mountain, engulfing the victims and bringing the death toll from the storm to about 40. (AP Photo/Karlos Manlupig)

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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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