Devastating Before and After Images of Typhoon Haiyan

See satellite photos of the Philippines before the Nov. 9 record storm struck, leaving thousands dead in its wake

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On Nov. 7, 2013, Tacloban was a easy-going town on the island of Leyte in the eastern Philippines. A major regional port city with a population of 218,000 and a history spanning back centuries, the town is centered on a small landmass that juts out into Cancabato Bay, giving it a long waterfront.

By Nov. 9, after the typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, the city was leveled. Estimates of the people killed reach into the thousands: with roads closed and communities still barely accessible, the full extent of the destruction is still unknown.

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Below is a satellite photograph of Tacloban including images from before and after the city was hit with what some are calling the worst typhoon in recorded history.

Satellite Image of Tacloban City, Philippines
Satellite Image of Tacloban City, Philippines
DigitalGlobe / Getty Images
Satellite Image of Tacloban City, Philippines
Satellite Image of Tacloban City, Philippines
DigitalGlobe / Getty Images
Satellite Image of Tacloban City, Philippines
Satellite Image of Tacloban City, Philippines
DigitalGlobe / Getty Images
2 comments
MarissaCastillo
MarissaCastillo

so, . where are the other pics for the other towns that are equally devastated as tacloban is?