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Law and order prevailing in Philippine typhoon chaos

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Fears that the dire situation among desperate typhoon survivors in the Philippines would tip into violence receded Friday, as relief operations scaled up and a reinforced police presence deterred looters. 

A typhoon survivor cuts bamboo to build a shack after his house was destroyed by the typhoon in Palo, on the outskirts of Tacloban on November 15, 2013

At Tacloban airport, which had witnessed frenzied scenes earlier in the week as crowds fought for a seat on any plane leaving the devastated city, a semblance of order had been restored.

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