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One month after super typhoon, Philippines faces huge challenges

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A month after one of the strongest typhoons ever recorded hit the Philippines, masses of survivors are living amid rubble in rebuilt shanty homes and experts say reconstructing destroyed communities will take years. 

Typhoon survivors rest on a makeshift house among debris of destroyed houses in Tacloban, Leyte province, Philippines on December 7, 2013

The sight of people sleeping and cooking in wasteland towns highlights the overwhelming problems as an initial, frenzied emergency relief effort transforms into one focused on long-term rehabilitation.

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