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LIFE GOES ON | Yolanda victims seek shelter under a ship's bow in struggle to start anew

A resident is framed by a tattered Phillipines national flag fluttering amongst debris in Hernani town, Eastern Samar province, central Philippines on November 11, 2013, four days after Typhoon Haiyan hit the country. Philippines rescue workers struggled to bring aid to famished and destitute survivors on November 11 after the super typhoon that may have killed more than 10,000 people, in what is feared to be the country's worst natural disaster. AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

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It's not everyday you see people seeking shelter under a bow of a ship. 

After all, the ship is supposed to be on water. 

Except that this one isn't. 

It was washed onshore in Tacloban City, Leyte at the height of Yolanda, one of the strongest typhoons to hit the world this year. 

And as soon as the typhoon left, those who survived chose to stake whatever remained of their lives under the vessel's protective cover to start anew. 

Residents seek refuge inside a Catholic church which has been converted into an evacuation center after super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city, central Philippines November 10, 2013. Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

A woman dries her clothes near thousands of damaged houses after super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city, central Philippines November 10, 2013. Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

Survivors walk under a fallen electric post after super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city, central Philippines November 10, 2013. Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

A boy carrying a plastic bottle of water walks past a car which slammed into damaged houses after super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city, central Philippines November 10, 2013. Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

Survivors wearing face masks walk downtown after super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city, central Philippines November 10, 2013. Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

A boy who was wounded by flying debris due to Super Typhoon Haiyan stays at the ruins of his family's house in Tacloban city November 10, 2013. Erik de Castro/Reuters

A man retrieves a house roofing from a river after Super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city in central Philippines November 10, 2013.  Erik de Castro/Reuters

Survivors stay in their damaged house after super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city, central Philippines November 10, 2013. Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

Residents pray inside a damaged Catholic church after super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city, central Philippines November 10, 2013. Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

Empty coffins lie on a street near houses damaged after super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city, central Philippines November 10, 2013. Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

 

A pregnant woman cooks a meal inside a building overlooking destroyed houses after Super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city in central Philippines November 10, 2013. Erik de Castro/Reuters

Survivors reach out to receive medicine from a passing vehicle along the devastated downtown after super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city, central Philippines November 10, 2013. Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

Residents hang a sign asking for a help in front of a Catholic church after strong winds brought by super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city, central Philippines November 10, 2013. Romeo Ranoco/reuters

A ship washed ashore in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan at Anibong in Tacloban, eastern island of Leyte on November 11, 2013. Hundreds of Philippine soldiers and police poured into a city devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan on November 11 to try to contain looting that threatens an emergency relief effort. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

People walk amongst debris next to a ship washed ashore in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan at Anibong in Tacloban, eastern island of Leyte on November 11, 2013. Hundreds of Philippine soldiers and police poured into a city devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan on November 11 to try to contain looting that threatens an emergency relief effort. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

Residents waits inside a ship washed ashore in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan at Anibong in Tacloban, eastern island of Leyte on November 11, 2013. Hundreds of Philippine soldiers and police poured into a city devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan on November 11 to try to contain looting that threatens an emergency relief effort. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

This aerial shot shows destroyed houses on Victory Island off of the town of Guiuan in Eastern Samar province, central Philippines on November 11, 2013, four days after devastating Typhoon Haiyan hit the country. Philippines rescue workers struggled to bring aid to famished and destitute survivors on November 11 after the super typhoon that may have killed more than 10,000 people, in what is feared to be the country's worst natural disaster. AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

Residents walk through debris as they rush to a rescue helicopter delivering relief foods in Hernani town, Eastern Samar province, central Philippines on November 11, 2013, four days after Typhoon Haiyan hit the country. Philippines rescue workers struggled to bring aid to famished and destitute survivors on November 11 after the super typhoon that may have killed more than 10,000 people, in what is feared to be the country's worst natural disaster. AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

A resident is framed by a tattered Phillipines national flag fluttering amongst debris in Hernani town, Eastern Samar province, central Philippines on November 11, 2013, four days after Typhoon Haiyan hit the country. Philippines rescue workers struggled to bring aid to famished and destitute survivors on November 11 after the super typhoon that may have killed more than 10,000 people, in what is feared to be the country's worst natural disaster. AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

 

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