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December 23, 2011
Pictures of missing children lie at a soldiers foot during a retrieval operation in Iligan, southern Philippines on December 23, 2011. More than 1,000 people are missing in the Philippines after deadly floods, the government said, doubling the feared death toll as relief groups rushed in aid for desperate survivors. Water and toilets are urgently needed to head off potential epidemics, while survivors of the the weekend disaster require more temporary shelters, said Angela Travis, a local spokeswoman for the United Nations Children's Fund.