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Seven killed as typhoon sweeps past Philippines

Residents ride a pedicab along a flooded street in Valenzuela city, north of Manila, Philippines on July 31, 2012.
Residents ride a pedicab along a flooded street in Valenzuela city, north of Manila, Philippines on July 31, 2012.Aaron Favila / AP

Typhoon Saola dumped torrents of rain as it swept past the Philippines, killing at least seven people and displacing more than 20,000 others by Tuesday, The Associated Press reports.

A man carries his child through the flooded emergency room of a hospital in Valenzuela City on July 31, 2012.
A man carries his child through the flooded emergency room of a hospital in Valenzuela City on July 31, 2012.Rolex Dela Pena / EPA

A boy holds his shirt on the lid of a plastic container to keep it dry while gathering recyclable materials from the debris swept by strong winds in Manila bay on July 31, 2012.
A boy holds his shirt on the lid of a plastic container to keep it dry while gathering recyclable materials from the debris swept by strong winds in Manila bay on July 31, 2012.Erik De Castro / Reuters

A resident wades through waist-deep floodwaters brought by tropical storm Saola as he passes by a Catholic church at Almacen town in Bataan province, north of Manila on July 31, 2012.
A resident wades through waist-deep floodwaters brought by tropical storm Saola as he passes by a Catholic church at Almacen town in Bataan province, north of Manila on July 31, 2012.Romeo Ranoco / Reuters

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