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Pictures (10): Burma’s cyclone disaster

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Some storm victims are living in makeshift shelters. Defense ministers at a meeting opposed forcibly providing relief supplies. (Atlas Press, for The New York Time)

Other storm survivors are waiting on roadsides in the hopes of finding aid (Atlas Press, for The New York Time)

Cyclone victims waiting for instructions on how to receive aid. Defense ministers from other countries have voiced unhappiness with Myanmar’s restrictions on aid. (Atlas Press, for The New York Time)

A Nok air passenger plane, left, taxis past a World Food Program helicopter waits for a flight order to lift supply aid for survivors of Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar at Don Muang airport in Bangkok, Thailand Friday, June 6, 2008. Myanmar’s military junta has detained a popular comedian who had just returned from an aid trip to the cyclone-ravaged delta, a region where a human rights group said the regime is forcing survivors to do menial labor for food. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

Villagers salvage fallen bricks from a Buddhist monastery destroyed by Cyclone Nargis in the village of Kyauktan on June 2, 2008. Southeast Asian aid experts flew into Myanmar’s devastated Irrawaddy Delta on Thursday for a mission to assess cyclone damage, but US navy ships sailed away — laden with supplies rejected by the junta. (AFP/File)

A family huddles inside what remains of their destroyed home in Angu village on June 2, 2008. Southeast Asian aid experts flew into Myanmar’s devastated Irrawaddy Delta on Thursday for a mission to assess cyclone damage, but US navy ships sailed away — laden with supplies rejected by the junta. (AFP/File)

People affected by cyclone Nargis prepare to travel back to their devastated villages in the southwest Irrawaddy Delta, in the town of Labutta on June 3, 2008. Southeast Asian aid experts flew into Myanmar’s devastated Irrawaddy Delta on Thursday for a mission to assess cyclone damage, but US navy ships sailed away — laden with supplies rejected by the junta. (AFP/Khin Maung Win)

An MH-60S Sea Knight helicopter, assigned to Sea Combat Helicopter Squadron (HSC) 25 Search and Rescue Detachment, on June 1, 2008. US helicopters and small boats are still ready to help deliver cyclone aid to Myanmar, a US official said Thursday, after the regime rejected US navy ships laden with emergency supplies. (AFP/US NAVY-HO/File/Mark R. Alvarez)

Workers construct scaffolding for repair work around the Shwedagon Paya Buddhist temple in Yangon, Myanmar, Thursday, June 5, 2008. Like many other sights and attractions in Yangon and Myanmar, they bear the signs of damage from cyclone Nargis, which on May 2-3 left 78,000 people dead and another 56,000 missing, mostly in the country’s southern Irrawaddy delta region. (AP Photo)

Workers are seen on scaffolding for repair work on a high temple peak around the Shwedagon Paya Buddhist temple in Yangon, Myanmar, Thursday, June 5, 2008. Like many other sights and attractions in Yangon and Myanmar, they bear the signs of damage from cyclone Nargis, which on May 2-3 left 78,000 people dead and another 56,000 missing, mostly in the country’s southern Irrawaddy delta region. (AP Photo)

Locals walk around the Shwedagon Paya Buddhist temple in Yangon, Myanmar, Thursday, June 5, 2008. Like many other sights and attractions in Yangon and throughout Myanmar, they bear the signs of damage from Cyclone Nargis, which on May 2-3 left some 78,000 people dead and another 56,000 missing, mostly in the country’s southern Irrawaddy delta region. (AP Photo)

In this May 18, 2006 file photo Myanmar comedian Maung Thura, better known by his stage name of Zarganar, talks on his mobile phone at his home in Yangon, Myanmar. Myanmar’s most popular comic, known for his jibes against the military regime and recently for helping cyclone victims, has been taken from his home by police, family members said Thursday June 5, 2008. (AP Photo, FILE)

People affected by cyclone Nargis stand on boats prior to traveling back to their devastated villages in the southwest Irrawaddy Delta, in the town of Labutta on June 3. Survivors of Myanmar’s cyclone are plagued by visions of their lost loved ones and fears of further disaster as they try to summon the energy to rebuild their lives, a medical aid group said Wednesday. (AFP/File/Khin Maung Win)

Cyclone survivors wait to board boats prior to returning to their devastated villages in the Irrawaddy Delta. US warships laden with supplies for Myanmar’s cyclone victims will sail away after the junta refused their help, even as aid workers pleaded for more help to reach about a million survivors. (AFP/Khin Maung Win)

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US warships laden with supplies for Myanmar’s cyclone victims will sail away after the junta refused their help, even as aid workers Wednesday pleaded for more help to reach about a million survivors. (AFP iactiv)

People affected by cyclone Nargis wait to board boats prior to travel back to their devastated villages in the southwest Irrawaddy Delta, in the town of Labutta on June 3. US warships laden with supplies for Myanmar’s cyclone victims will sail away after the junta refused their help, even as aid workers Wednesday pleaded for more help to reach about a million survivors. (AFP/Khin Maung Win)

The amphibious ships USS Essex and USS Juneau as they steam in the Andaman Sea on May 23. Four US Navy ships which had been stationed off cyclone-hit Myanmar with relief supplies and aircraft will return to normal duties after the junta rejected their help, US officials said Wednesday. (AFP/US Navy/Michael D. Kennedy)

A UNICEF truck heads towards the Irrawaddy Delta region in Myanmar, Wednesday, June 4, 2008. Aid is slowly reaching the region after cyclone Nargis, hit on May 2-3 leaving 78,000 people dead and another 56,000 missing. (AP Photo)

A man holds a decorative umbrella in a small family business in Pathein in the Irrawaddy Delta region, Myanmar, Wednesday, June 4, 2008. Taking more than a week to make one single umbrella and costing around US$20, the owners and workers are struggling to survive due to the lack of tourists after cyclone Nargis, which hit which on May 2-3. The devastation that left 78,000 people dead and another 56,000 missing, has also affected many tourist dependant businesses. (AP Photo)

A family make their way past cyclone-damaged homes in Labutta, in the Ayeyawaddy division, May 31. Britain has pledged an additional 10.5 million pounds in aid for cyclone victims in Myanmar, taking the total to more than 27 million pounds. (AFP/File/Khin Maung Win)

People affected by the Cyclone Nargis find shelter inside a primary school in North Okkalapa township on the outskirts of Yangon on May 15. The Myanmar authorities ordered schools around Yangon to open on Monday after a long holiday, despite the affects of Cyclone Nargis, which left 133,600 dead or missing, with 2.4 million people in need of food, shelter and medicine. (AFP/Hla Hla Htay)

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Pictures (2): Burma’s cyclone disaster

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A statue of Buddha stands among the rubbles in Bogalay

Myanmar monks clean up debris outside the damaged Aung Zey Yong Pagoda and monastery in Kyauktan Township, southern Myanmar on Thursday May 8, 2008. (AP Photo)

People left homeless following last weekend’s devastating cyclone take shelter in a monastery in Kaw Hmu village, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) southwest of Yangon, Myanmar, Thursday, May 8, 2008. The U.N.’s World Food Program says its first flight carrying aid has landed in Myanmar after the military regime gave clearance to send relief material for cyclone victims. (AP Photo)

A small temple is seen submerged in a flooded rice field near a house destroyed by last weekend’s devastating cyclone near Yangon, Myanmar, Thursday, May 8, 2008. The U.N.’s World Food Program says its first flight carrying aid has landed in Myanmar after the military regime gave clearance to send relief material to cyclone victims. (AP Photo)

In this Burma News Agency photo taken on Wednesday, May 7, 2008 and released by China’s Xinhua News Agency on Thursday, May 8, 2008, relief supplies for Cyclone survivors are unloaded from a helicopter in a village in the hardest-hit Irrawaddy delta, Myanmar. International relief aid from Japan, Bangladesh, Laos, China, Thailand, India and Singapore has been poured in Myanmar till Wednesday for the country’s storm victims, said Myanmar’s state radio according to Xinhua. (AP Photo/Burma News Agency via Xinhua News Agency)

In this Burma News Agency photo taken on Wednesday, May 7, 2008 and released by China’s Xinhua News Agency on Thursday, May 8, 2008, Cyclone survivors wave to a helicopter carrying relief goods in the hardest-hit Irrawaddy delta, Myanmar. International relief aid from Japan, Bangladesh, Laos, China, Thailand, India and Singapore has been poured in Myanmar till Wednesday for the country’s storm victims, said Myanmar’s state radio according to Xinhua. (AP Photo/Burma News Agency via Xinhua News Agency)

In this Burma News Agency photo taken on Wednesday, May 7, 2008 and released by China’s Xinhua News Agency on Thursday, May 8, 2008, relief supplies from Bangladesh are unloaded at an airport in Yangon, Myanmar. More international relief aid from Japan, Bangladesh, Laos, China, Thailand, India and Singapore poured in Myanmar Wednesday for the country’s storm victims, Myanmar’s state radio said according to Xinhua. (AP Photo/Burma News Agency via Xinhua News Agency)

A mangrove forest in the Sunderbans in India, that is under threat from rising sea levels. The destruction of mangrove forests that served as a buffer from the sea is partly to blame for the massive death toll from a cyclone in Myanmar, the head of the ASEAN regional bloc has said.
Photograph by : AFP/File/Deshakalyan Chowdhury

Source: http://gbcghana.com/news/20053detail.html

An activist dressed as a “vulture” to liken military junta in Myanmar allegedly preying on dying population, stage a picket at Myanmar Embassy at the financial district of Makati city, east of Manila, Friday May 9, 2008 to urge Myanmar’s military junta to postpone the May 10 National Referendum following Saturday’s devastating cyclone. The protesters also urge the junta to allow urgently needed humanitarian aid for the victims of the devastating cyclone that also killed tens of thousands of people. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

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Flooded villages are seen in this aerial view near an airport in Yangon
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Cyclone Nargis uprooted trees and downed power lines in Yangon
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Thousands were killed when cyclone Nargis tore through Burma
Aid agencies are scrambling to mount a massive relief effort after military rulers in Burma said 22,464 people had been killed and a further 41,000 were missing feared dead after the weekend cyclone

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With the number of dead or missing growing by the hour a huge humanitarian crisis is looming with hundreds of thousands left homeless and without drinking water (Picture: REUTERS)

The normally isolationist dictatorship issued a rare appeal for international assistance (Picture: REUTERS)

The foreign minister asked Western diplomats for tents, medicine and water purification equipment. “We will welcome help … from other countries, because our people are in difficulty,” he said

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Satellite images from US space agency NASA showed virtually the entire coastal plain of the country, one of the poorest nations on the planet, under water

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Gordon Brown pledged that Britain would do everything it could to ease the suffering in the disaster-hit state (Picture: AP)

The cyclone, which flattened thousands of buildings, ripped power lines, uprooted trees on key roads and disrupted water supplies, came days ahead of Saturday’s controversial referendum on a constitution which critics say will entrench military rule. (Picture: AP)

The junta has insisted that it would press ahead with the vote, but many in Rangoon said that they had other priorities (Picture: AP)

Burmese state television said five regions with a combined population of 24 million people had been declared disaster zones (Picture: AP)

Aid sent by the Thai government has begun arriving in the worst affected areas (Picture: AP)

While the Red Cross has managed to distribute water purification tablets and mosquito nets, Save the Children estimated yesterday that more than 50,000 are without shelter in three towns in the Rangoon region alone – Picture: REUTERS

The devastation represents Asia’s worst natural disaster since the earthquake that killed more than 70,000 in Pakistan in 2005 (Picture: REUTERS)

26. Myanmar residents walk past houses destroyed by Cyclone Nargis in Bogalay, Myanmar, on Friday May 9, 2008. The U.N. blasted Myanmar’s military government Friday, saying its refusal to let in foreign aid workers to help victims of the devastating cyclone was “unprecedented” in the history of humanitarian work. (AP Photo)

A Myanmar resident examines houses destroyed by Cyclone Nargis in Bogalay, Myanmar, on Friday May 9, 2008. The U.N. blasted Myanmar’s military government Friday, saying its refusal to let in foreign aid workers to help victims of the devastating cyclone was “unprecedented” in the history of humanitarian work. (AP Photo)

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