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    Posted November 30, 2013 by
    rvmitra
    Location
    Tanauan, Leyte, Philippines
    Assignment
    Assignment
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Typhoon Haiyan: Your stories

    rvmitra and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: Typhoon Haiyan's impact
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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     rvmitra captured this photo of an old man standing against a backdrop of destruction and a young boy stands atop a makeshift raft on Nov. 23, 2013 in Palo, Leyte, Philippines.
    "When I saw two opposing elements: old man against a backdrop of destruction, and a young boy on water, I felt that the image symbolizes hope," he says. rvmitra says it's very painful to see the damage following the Typhoon. "The people are still in shock and they are all busy salvaging whatever they can such as wood and tarpaulin (to serve as temporary cover for their houses because it's still raining there)," he says. "The people I talked to admitted that the relief is not enough. Food and water are scarce. And they are desperate."
    - PM91, CNN iReport producer

    Tanauan is among the municipalities in Leyte that is severely affected by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). Photo shows an old man standing against
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