Typhoon Bopha ravages Philippines

Associated Press
A resident cuddles his child next to the bodies of three children who were killed in a landslide that swept their home after Typhoon Bopha made a landfall in Compostela Valley in southeastern Philippines Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. Typhoon Bopha , one of the strongest typhoons to hit the Philippines this year, barreled across the country's south on Tuesday, killing dozens of people and forcing more than 50,000 to flee from inundated villages. (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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