A resident rides a bicycle on a road submerged by water in Xiangshan county, east China's Zhejiang Province, on Saturday after Typhoon Chan-hom hit the Chinese coast south of Shanghai, forcing 1.1 million people to evacuate. He Yousong/AP hide caption

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From The Ruins Of A Tsunami, A Rebuilt Aceh Rises Anew

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Some people marched in the rain Tuesday in the Philippine city of Tacloban, which was crushed by Typhoon Haiyan. David Guttenfelder/AP hide caption

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On 'Morning Edition': NPR's Anthony Kuhn, in the Philippines, talks with Steve Inskeep

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In Tacloban, the Philippines, graffiti on the side of a grounded ship sends a message out to the world. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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An elderly woman and others leave after getting some help from Red Cross volunteers Monday in Dagami, the Philippines, about 20 miles south of the city of Tacloban. Millions of people need assistance because their homes were destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan on Nov. 8. Odd Andersen /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the central Philippines coastal village of Capiz got some help Monday when a Filipino military helicopter brought some much-needed food. Tara Yap/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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