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Gemma, right, and Joanne in their home in Angeles City. (Photo by Hannah Reyes Morales/The Washington Post)

Typhoon Yolanda – also known as Haiyan – struck the central part of the country November 8, 2013, leaving at least 6,300 people dead and over four million displaced. A month after Typhoon Haiyan, the United Nations Population Fund estimates that 5,000 women were subjected to sеxual violence. A study by the Health and Human Rights online publication shows the majority of young girls and women in Manila’s sеx industry come from poverty-stricken areas – such as Leyte, Samar, Cebu and southern Mindanao – and enter trafficking through force, deception, economic desperation and psychological manipulation. (Photo by Hannah Reyes Morales/The Washington Post)
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01 May 2017 09:59:00
The feet of a Filipino penitent is nailed to a wooden cross during Good Friday rituals on April 3, 2015 at Cutud, Pampanga province, northern Philippines. Several Filipino devotees had themselves nailed to crosses Friday to remember Jesus Christ's suffering and death, an annual rite frowned upon by church leaders in this predominantly Roman Catholic country. (Photo by Aaron Favila/AP Photo)

The feet of a Filipino penitent is nailed to a wooden cross during Good Friday rituals on April 3, 2015 at Cutud, Pampanga province, northern Philippines. Several Filipino devotees had themselves nailed to crosses Friday to remember Jesus Christ's suffering and death, an annual rite frowned upon by church leaders in this predominantly Roman Catholic country. (Photo by Aaron Favila/AP Photo)
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05 Apr 2015 11:14:00
A resident douses passengers riding in a public motorcycle cab with water, during St. John the Baptist Feast Day celebrations in San Juan city, metro Manila June 24, 2014. Residents participate in an annual city-wide waterfest in honour of their patron Saint John the Baptist. (Photo by Romeo Ranoco/Reuters)

A resident douses passengers riding in a public motorcycle cab with water, during St. John the Baptist Feast Day celebrations in San Juan city, metro Manila June 24, 2014. Residents participate in an annual city-wide waterfest in honour of their patron Saint John the Baptist. (Photo by Romeo Ranoco/Reuters)
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25 Jun 2014 06:11:00
A worker adds gunpowder into paper cylinders to make fireworks at a factory in Bocaue town, Bulacan province, Philippines, December 26, 2015. (Photo by Romeo Ranoco/Reuters)

A worker adds gunpowder into paper cylinders to make fireworks at a factory in Bocaue town, Bulacan province, Philippines, December 26, 2015. (Photo by Romeo Ranoco/Reuters)
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28 Dec 2015 08:02:00
Beyonce performs during the Formation World Tour at Raymond James Stadium on Friday, April 29, 2016, in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)

Beyonce performs during the Formation World Tour at Raymond James Stadium on Friday, April 29, 2016, in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)
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02 May 2016 10:44:00
German fan Didi Senft known as El Diablo cheers as the pack rides past during the 234.5 km seventh stage of the 101st edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 11, 2014 between Epernay and Nancy, northeastern France. (Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP Photo)

German fan Didi Senft known as El Diablo cheers as the pack rides past during the 234.5 km seventh stage of the 101st edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 11, 2014 between Epernay and Nancy, northeastern France. (Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP Photo)
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20 Jul 2014 11:07:00

The most intrepid mountaineers haven't seen Mt. Everest quite like this. To showcase the majestic mountain, David Breashears of GlacierWorks has created a massive, zoomable image called a "gigapan," consisting of over one billion pixels
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26 Dec 2012 13:38:00
Cristine Angelie Garcia (C), 24, rides a jeepney on her way to work at a call centre for the midnight shift in Taguig city, Metro Manila, Philippines October 3, 2016. “Maybe there is another way where people do not need to die”, she said, adding she felt safer walking the streets at night. “I'm on Duterte's side. Maybe he's just misunderstood because he grew up on the streets”. (Photo by Ezra Acayan/Reuters)

Cristine Angelie Garcia (C), 24, rides a jeepney on her way to work at a call centre for the midnight shift in Taguig city, Metro Manila, Philippines October 3, 2016. “Maybe there is another way where people do not need to die”, she said, adding she felt safer walking the streets at night. “I'm on Duterte's side. Maybe he's just misunderstood because he grew up on the streets”. (Photo by Ezra Acayan/Reuters)
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29 Dec 2016 07:48:00