PHOTOS: Cyclone Ravages Myanmar, Kills Thousands

PHOTOS: Cyclone Ravages Myanmar, Kills Thousands
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May 5, 2008—A man flees as Tropical Cyclone Nargis barrels into Yangon (Rangoon), the former capital of Myanmar (Burma), on May 3, 2008.

Ten thousand people may have died and thousands more remain homeless after the storm battered the Southeast Asian country over the weekend. (Watch video.)

The cyclone's 150-mile-an-hour (241-kilometer-an-hour) winds destroyed boats in the Yangon harbor, tore roofs off buildings, and flooded the city with knee-deep water, CNN reported.

In a rare move, Myanmar's military government asked for help from international aid groups, which have responded with shipments of supplies that are expected to arrive Tuesday.

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—Photograph by Barry Broman/AP
 
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