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World's most powerful typhoon hits Philippines

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MANILA - The strongest typhoon this year slammed into the central Philippines on Friday, setting off landslides and knocking out power and communication lines in several provinces. At least four people died. 

A resident walks past high waves pounding the sea wall as Typhoon Haiyan hits the city of Legaspi in Albay province, south of Manila on Friday (AFP Photo).

Huge, fast-paced Typhoon Haiyan raced across a string of islands from east to west - Samar, Leyte, Cebu and Panay - and lashed beach communities with winds of more than 200 kilometres per hour. Nearly 720,000 people were forced to evacuate their homes.

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