A house is engulfed by the storm surge brought about by powerful typhoon Haiyan that hit Legazpi city, Albay province on Nov. 8, about 520 kilometers (325 miles) south of Manila, Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded slammed into the Philippines, setting off landslides, knocking out power in one entire province and cutting communications in the country’s central region of island provinces. (Nelson Salting/Associated Press)