Man tries to outrun large wave

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Residents of the Philippines and southern China continue to reel after what could be the year's most powerful storm swept through the region.

As the hurricane landed in south China's Guangdong province on Sept. 22, everyone near this wharf in Shantou was forced to flee massive waves.

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Onlookers take photos as Typhoon Usagi rolls in

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Crowds gawked at the swelling surf. The typhoon, which hit southern China on Sunday, is responsible for at least 25 deaths in China's Guangdong province.

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Young surfer takes advantage of inclement weather

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As the typhoon approached, this young surfer took advantage of the inclement weather at Hong Kong's Big Wave Bay.

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Two people walk across the street with umbrellas

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Des Voeux Road in Hong Kong was relatively empty of workers with businesses closed as the typhoon warning remained in place through the morning.

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Woman wearing plastic bags as socks

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Residents of Manila show resourcefulness as they face the Philippines' monsoon season, exacerbated by the monstrous typhoon.

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Man wading through chest-high water with an umbrella

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A man wades through chest-high water in Manila on Sept. 23. Floods and landslides throughout the region have caused death and devastation.

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