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Christmas in mud as rain pelts Philippine disaster zone

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Survivors of the Philippines' deadliest typhoon spent a gloomy Christmas Day surrounded by mud Wednesday as heavy rain drove many inside their flimsy shelters, dampening efforts at holiday cheer in the deeply devout nation. 

A foreign-volunteer dressed as Santa Claus distributes goodies during Christmas day to children-survivors of the super Typhoon Haiyan in the streets of Tacloban city, Leyte province, on December 25, 2013

Groups of children in plastic raincoats braved the incessant rain in the devastated central city of Tacloban, knocking on doors in trick-or-treat fashion and beseeching pedestrians for candies, coins and other Christmas presents.

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