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Photo Gallery How Typhoon 'Haiyan' Became a Monster

Typhoon 'Haiyan' has caused horrendous destruction in the Philippines and nearby countries. Meteorologists are calling it a perfect cyclone: Warm water and weak wind shear allowed it to grow into a monster -- and what might be the strongest storm to ever hit the area.
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